Bath and North East Somerset Council is asking visitors and commuters to the city to be patient while works are carried out to improve the rail network over Easter.

Passengers are being asked to plan their journeys as services are suspended between Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa from Friday, 30th March to Tuesday, 3rd April (inclusive).

The line is being closed to enable Network Rail to upgrade signalling in preparation for an increase in trains – including more services between the West and London from 2019, and will result in improved reliability.

GWR will be providing replacement bus services between Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa, as well as other stations affected on the route.

While Bath Spa station remains open, passengers travelling to and from London need to be aware that the frequency of services will be affected. Passengers are advised to plan their journey carefully and allow extra time – particularly if commuting to work after the Bank Holiday weekend, on Tuesday, 3rd April.