Network Rail line closures – Easter 2016 and 2017
As part of the next phase of preparatory work for electrification of the South West line, the line between Bath and Bristol will be closed as follows;
01:30 2nd April 2016 – 05:00 11th April 2016 (9 days closure). Note: Easter 2016 falls on the previous weekend, Sunday 26th March.
05:00 1st April 2017 for 14 days.
Oldfield Park and Keynsham stations will be closed throughout these periods. Bath Spa station will remain open throughout the Easter 2016 works period with full bus replacement services to Bristol in operation.
If you plan to travel by train during these periods, please check your journey details carefully in advance.
Full timetables for the 2016 Easter period will be available from January here.
Bath train station is located in the city centre, just a short walk from the shops and attractions.
There are regular train services direct from London Paddington and London Waterloo to Bath Spa, with an average journey time of around 90 minutes.
Bristol Temple Meads is just 15 minutes away by train and is a major hub for travel to all other parts of the country.
A number of trains to Bath Spa will change at Bristol Temple Meads including services from northern England, Scotland, Devon and Cornwall.
Direct services run from a number of destinations in the UK including Cardiff.
Regular train services run from Cardiff Central to Bath train station, with an average journey time of around 65 minutes.
Travel discounts are available for groups with First Great Western's GroupSave offer, allowing three or four adults and children to travel off-peak for the price of two adults.
Catching one of the trains to Bath also allows you to take advantage of First Great Western's 2 for 1 offers at top attractions and restaurants.
Once you have arrived in Bath by train, there a number of easy ways to get around.
As the station is located in the city centre, many of the main attractions, shops and many accommodation providers are just a short walk away.
Alternatively, a taxi rank can be found immediately outside the main exit of the station, plus the Bath bus station is located just a minutes’ walk further along Dorchester Street.
Need somewhere to leave your luggage whilst visiting the city? Just across the road from Bath train station the @Internet Café on Manvers Street and Bath Backpacker’s Hostel on Pierrepoint Street both offer temporary luggage storage for a small charge.