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 evening services in the Taunton area from Monday 3 to Thursday 6 September

Start date
03/09/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Weston-Super-Mare

Between Bristol Temple Meads / Taunton and Exeter St Davids

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Highbridge & Burnham and Taunton , closing 1 out of 2 lines.

The following trains will be affected by this engineering work:-

  • The 19:30 London Paddington to Weston-super-Mare will terminate at Bristol Temple Meads. A connecting train will run from Bristol Temple Meads to Weston-super-Mare.
  • The 21:49 Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads will be diverted between Taunton and Bristol Temple Meads (via, but not calling at, Westbury / Bath Spa). It will NOT call at Weston-super-Mare. There will be a connecting bus from Taunton calling at Weston-super-Mare only. A connecting train will run from Weston-super-Mare to Bristol Temple Meads, calling at all stations.
  • The 21:54 Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids service will depart earlier at 21:51.
  • The 22:45 Taunton to Bristol Temple Meads will NOT run and will be replaced by a bus at 22:45 from Taunton to Bristol Temple Meads, calling at Bridgwater, Highbridge & Burnham, then setting down only at Weston-super-Mare and all stations to Bristol Temple Meads.

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.