Future engineering work

PAGE LAST UPDATED: 11/11/2019 21:04. Update now

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.

No trains at Taunton from Saturday 9 to Thursday 14 November

Start date
09/11/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Aberdeen and Penzance and Glasgow Central / Manchester Piccadilly and Plymouth

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Penzance and Cardiff Central and Taunton

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Weston-super-Mare / Castle Cary and Tiverton Parkway, closing all lines.


Buses will replace trains between Bristol Parkway and Tiverton Parkway and between Bristol Temple Meads, Taunton and Tiverton Parkway. Early morning / late evening buses will operate to / from Exeter St Davids.

Great Western Railway

Trains between London Paddington and Plymouth / Penzance will be diverted, extending journey times.

Trains between London Paddington / Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton will start / terminate at Weston-super-Mare.

Replacement bus services will operate between:-

  • Weston-super-Mare, Taunton and Exeter St Davids.
  • Weston-super-Mare, Highbridge & Burnham, Bridgwater and Taunton.
  • Castle Cary, Taunton and Exeter St Davids. 

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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.