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Buses replace trains between Westbury and Frome / Castle Cary on Sunday 7 April 

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Engineering work details

Starts 07 Apr 2024 to 07 Apr 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Between Bristol Temple Meads / Swindon and Frome / Weymouth and

between London Paddington and Plymouth / Penzance / Paignton

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Westbury and Castle Cary, closing some lines.

For most of the day, trains between London Paddington and Plymouth / Penzance normally routed via Newbury will be reduced to an hourly frequency, mostly departing London Paddington and Reading earlier than normal. They will divert between Reading and Taunton (via Bristol Parkway – not calling). They will not call at Newbury, Hungerford, Pewsey, Westbury and Castle Cary. Some will call additionally at Swindon.

Trains between London Paddington and Paignton will not run.

Newbury / Hungerford customers travel via Reading and local rail services.

Pewsey customers travel via Swindon and road transport between Swindon and Pewsey taking 45 minutes.

Westbury customers travel via Swindon or Bath Spa and local rail services.

Until 21:00, trains between Bristol Temple Meads / Swindon and Frome / Weymouth will operate between Bristol Temple Meads / Swindon and Westbury, then between Castle Cary and Weymouth.

Replacement buses will operate between:

  • Westbury and Frome taking up to 25 minutes.

  • Westbury, Frome, Bruton and Castle Cary taking 65 minutes throughout.

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.