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Last updated:Yesterday at 20:20
Train companies affected:National Rail

Amended services between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton from Saturday 20 to Sunday 28 January 

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Engineering work details

Starts 20 Jan 2024 to 28 Jan 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

CrossCountry between Aberdeen / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Newcastle / York / Leeds / Sheffield / Birmingham New Street / Bristol Temple Meads and Exeter St Davids / Paignton / Plymouth / Penzance

Great Western Railway between London Paddington / Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton / Exeter St Davids / Plymouth / Penzance


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


Trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton will be diverted to run via Westbury (not calling), extending journey times by up to 60 minutes.

Great Western Railway:

Trains will not run between Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-super-Mare. All trains via Bridgwater will be diverted to start / terminate at Weston-super-Mare, and will run to an amended and reduced timetable.

Replacement buses will run between:

  • Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-super-Mare (direct).

  • Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-super-Mare, calling at Nailsea & Blackwell, Yatton and Worle. Some buses will also call at Weston Milton.

For Bedminster / Parson Street, you should use local bus services to / from Bristol Temple Meads.

Trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Filton Abbey Wood / Stapleton Road / Lawrence Hill will not run. These stations will be served by alternative Great Western Railway services between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central.

Check before you travel: 

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice: 

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page

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

Please be advised that, on occasion, replacement vehicles may be busier than usual, and you should allow extra time for your journey.