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 between Westbury and Castle Cary / Taunton on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October

Start date
19/10/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Taunton / Exeter St Davids / Plymouth / Penzance, between Gloucester / Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth

South Western Railway between London Waterloo and Castle Cary / Yeovil Junction

TOC(s) affected
Great Western RailwaySouth Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Bruton and Castle Cary, closing all lines.

Great Western Railway:

London Paddington - South West England services:

Services that usually run between London Paddington and Taunton / Exeter St Davids / Plymouth / Penzance via Castle Cary will be diverted to run by alternative routes, and will run at a reduced frequency.

Some services will be diverted to run on an alternative route between Reading and Taunton, and will not call at Newbury, Pewsey, Westbury or Castle Cary.

Other services will run on alternative routes between Westbury and Taunton, not calling at Castle Cary. Services will be retimed to run up to 40 minutes earlier than usual,  Some services will additionally call at Bristol Temple Meads.

A few trains will run between London Paddington and Frome via Westbury.

A limited replacement bus service will run between Westbury and Castle Cary, and also between Castle Cary and Taunton.

Gloucester / Bristol Temple Meads - Weymouth services:

Buses will replace trains between Frome and Castle Cary. An amended timetable will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Frome, and also between Castle Cary and Weymouth.

South Western Railway:


  • The 07:16 Castle Cary to London Waterloo service will start from Westbury at 07:45. A replacement bus will run from Castle Cary at 06:36 to Westbury to connect with this train.
  • The 17:50 London Waterloo to Yeovil Junction service will terminate at Frome. A replacement bus will run between Frome and Yeovil Junction.


  • The 09:51 Yeovil Junction 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

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.