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.

Amended late evening / early morning service between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton from Monday 23 to Friday 27 April

Start date
23/04/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

between Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton / Exeter St Davids

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Parson Street and Yatton, closing some lines.

As a result, the following trains are amended:

Monday - Thursday:

The 20:00 Cardiff Central to Taunton service will terminate at Bristol Temple Meads. The train will restart from Bristol Temple Meads at 20:55. There is no connection between these services.

The 21:49 Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads service will terminate at Taunton. A replacement bus will run between Taunton and Weston-super-Mare, and also between Taunton and Bristol Temple Meads.

The 22:49 Taunton to Bristol Temple Meads service will not run. A replacement bus will run from Taunton to Bristol Temple Meads at 22:45, calling at all booked stations.

Tuesday - Friday:

The 05:12 Taunton to Cardiff Central will depart at 05:15, and will run a few minutes later than usual to Bristol Temple Meads. Between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central, the train will run to normal timings.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages


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.