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 Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-super-Mare / Taunton on Sunday 17 December

Start date
17/12/2017  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Newcastle / Edinburgh / Aberdeen / Glasgow Central / Leeds / York / Birmingham New Street / Bristol Temple Meads and Plymouth / Penzance

Great Western Railway between Severn Beach / Bristol Temple Meads / Cheltenham Spa / London Paddington and Penzance / Exeter St Davids / Taunton

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton, closing the lines.

Great Western Railway services will be replaced by an hourly bus service between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton, extending journey times by up to 1 hour 45 minutes.

CrossCountry services between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton will divert via Bath Spa / Westbury, extending journey times by approximately one hour. Passengers for Weston-super-Mare may use their tickets on Great Western Railway buses.

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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.