Future engineering work

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Buses replace trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton on Sunday 6 October

Start date
06/10/2019  00:00
End date
06/10/2019 
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Aberdeen / Dundee / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / York / Leeds / Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street / Bristol Temple Meads and Exeter St Davids / Plymouth / Penzance

Great Western Railway between London Paddington / Bristol Parkway / Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-super-Mare / Taunton / Exeter St Davids / Plymouth / Penzance

 
TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway
Description

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

CrossCountry

Trains will be diverted between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton, not calling at Weston-super-Mare, and extending journey times by 60 minutes.

Buses will replace trains between Weston-super-Mare and Bristol Temple Meads.

Great Western Railway

Buses replace trains between:

  • Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-super-Mare (both express and stopping buses will run).

The following alterations will also apply:

  • Most trains will start / terminate at Bristol Temple Meads, not running between Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-super-Mare / Taunton.
  • The 08:05 London Paddington to Penzance service will be diverted between Chippenham and Taunton, not calling at Bath Spa or Bristol Temple Meads, but will call additionally at Westbury. A bus will run from Chippenham to Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads
  • The 08:37 Plymouth to London Paddington service will call additionally at Tiverton Parkway
  • The 15:45 Paignton to London Paddington service will be diverted between Taunton and Chippenham, not calling stations between Bridgwater and Bath Spa. It will call additionally at Tiverton Parkway and Westbury.
  • The 20:04 Plymouth to London Paddington will be diverted between Taunton and Chippenham, not calling at Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa, but will call additionally at Westbury. An additional train will run at 22:10 from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.