Future engineering work

PAGE LAST UPDATED: 02/04/2020 21:18. 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.

Amended late night / early morning Great Western Railway service through Taunton from Monday 6 to Thursday 9 April

Start date
06/04/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Penzance and

between Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton / Exeter St Davids

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place each night between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton, closing 1 out of 2 tracks.


  • 21:00 Cardiff Central to Exeter St Davids will terminate Bristol Temple Meads. A bus will depart  at 22:05 from Bristol Temple Meads to Taunton arrive 00:26(Tue-Fri), calling all stations.
  • 22:00 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids will change direction of travel at Bristol Temple Meads and will then divert between there and Taunton, calling additionally at Bath Spa (to pick up only). It will not call at Nailsea & Backwell, Yatton, Worle, Weston-super-Mare, Highbridge & Burnham and Bridgwater. It will call at Taunton and Tiverton Parkway to pick up and set down customers. A replacement bus will operate from Bristol Temple Meads to Taunton, setting down only at these stations.
  • 23.05 Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids will start from Taunton 00:10(Tue-Fri).A bus will depart Bristol Temple Meads at 23:06  to Exeter St Davids 02:37, calling all stations.


  • 21:50 Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads will be diverted between Taunton and Bristol Temple Meads (via Westbury – not calling). It will not call Weston-super-Mare, arriving Bristol Temple Meads 23:54. A replacement bus will depart Taunton at 22:29 from Taunton to Weston-super-Mare, this bus continues to Bristol Temple Meads.
  • 22:43 Taunton to Bristol Temple Meads will not run and will be replaced by a bus departing at 22:43 from Taunton to Bristol Temple Meads, calling all stations. 

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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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.