Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Buses replace trains between Castle Cary and Taunton until 14:20 on Sunday 10 December

Start date
10/12/2017  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Between London Paddington and Exeter St Davids / Paignton / Plymouth / Penzance

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Castle Cary and Taunton, closing all lines until 14:20.

Most trains are diverted between Castle Cary and Exeter St Davids, not calling at Taunton or Tiverton Parkway, and will depart up to 90 minutes earlier than usual.

Buses will run between Castle Cary and Taunton, taking approximately 60 minutes.

Some trains will call additionally at Pewsey, Westbury and Castle Cary. Customers should use alternative Great Western Railway train services between Taunton and Exeter St Davids.

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Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.