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 to / from Westbury on Sunday 3 February

Start date
03/02/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Great Western Railway between London Paddington / Reading / Swindon and Westbury / Exeter St Davids / Plymouth / Penzance and also between Brighton / Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central and Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central

South Western Railway between London Waterloo / Salisbury and Frome / Bristol Temple Meads

TOC(s) affected
Great Western RailwaySouth Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Trowbridge and Westbury, closing all lines.

Great Western Railway:

London Paddington - Taunton / Exeter St Davids / Plymouth / Penzance:

These train services will not call at Westbury. Some trains will additionally call at Frome, with replacement buses running between Frome and Westbury.

Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads - Southampton Central / Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton:

These services will run in two parts, with no trains running between Trowbridge and Warminster. Replacement buses will run between Trowbridge and Warminster, calling at Westbury. Additional buses will run between Westbury and Dilton Marsh.

Engineering work in the Southampton Central area means that trains will be diverted, not calling at Southampton Central, but additionally calling at Chandler's Ford and Eastleigh. Services will run to / from Portsmouth Harbour, and no Great Western Railway services will operate to / from Brighton.

Swindon - Westbury:

Services between Swindon and Westbury via Melksham will not run. Replacement buses will run between Chippenham and Westbury via Melksham and Trowbridge, with some buses additionally running to / from Frome.

South Western Railway:

Services between Salisbury / Frome and Bristol Temple Meads will not run. Additionally, the 1804 Frome to London Waterloo service will not run.

Customers should use alternative services.

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.