Posted on January 19, 2015, by Robbie Allen

Major work has been taking place on Britain's oldest and busiest route, as part of the Network Rail's Modernisation of the Great Western Mainline between London Paddington and Swansea.

Temple Meads

Over Christmas, the engineering teams at Bristol Temple Meads Station removed the final parts of the old Post Office conveyor belts to create room for the overhead line electrification equipment, marking the City's first step towards faster, cleaner and more reliable trains.

Of course, we couldn't miss the exciting opportunity to capture the first steps in to our future railway.


The new electric trains are due to start running on the line with a brand new timetable in December 2018.

Temple Meads with conveyor belt

Temple Meads before the removal of the conveyor belt

Temple Meads without the conveyor belt

Temple Meads after the removal of the conveyor belt

For more information:

The Great Western route modernisation

The Great Western electrification FAQ