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 Taunton and Exeter St Davids from Tuesday 12 until the end of service Thursday 14 June

Start date
12/06/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Glasgow Central / Aberdeen and Paignton / Plymouth 

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Penzance also between Cardiff Central and Exeter St Davids 

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Taunton and Exeter St Davids, and also between Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple, closing the lines.

Buses will replace trains between Taunton / Tiverton Parkway and Exeter St Davids.

Additionally for Great Western Railway, trains are diverted between Castle Cary and Exeter St Davids via but not calling at Yeovil Pen Mill. Please note, that trains between Exeter St Davids and Barnstable are replaced by buses throughout.

The Night Riviera sleeper service between London Paddington and Penzance will be diverted, and will not call at Taunton.

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 typing in your station here.


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.