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NETWORK RAIL: Severn Estuary Resilience Program (SERP) – Phase 3 Summer 2024

The next phase of the Network Rail; Severn Estuary Resiliance Programme (Phase 3) Summer 2024 is due to commence in the coming weeks

Published: June 1, 2024

Over the last two years Network Rail have worked over a three-mile stretch of railway close to Purton, Etloe, Little Hagloe and Awre, as well as a one-mile stretch towards Wales to remove earth from the steep cutting and install mesh and bolts to hold loose material in place.

Preparation for the work is due to commence from Monday 3 June, with the main work taking place between Monday 22 July to Saturday 10 August, whilst the railway is temporarily closed.

Impact on service

For the work to be carried out safely, the railway will be closed between Severn Tunnel Junction and Gloucester from Monday 22 July to Saturday 10 August, so buses will replace trains for all or part of your journey. Please note there will be some passenger services running at weekends, but please check before you travel at


Want to find out more?

Network Rail will be holding a drop-in event for anyone wishing to find out more about our plans, on Thursday 6 June 2024 between 3pm and 7pm at the Awre Village Hall, Awre, Newnham GL14 1EL. Members of the project team and contractors will be on hand to answer any questions and no appointment is needed.

I hope you find this information useful and if you have any questions, please get in touch with Network Rail

Network Rail: Severn Estuary Resiliance Programme (SERP)

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