Future engineering work

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Buses replace trains between Westbury / Frome and Castle Cary on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 November

Start date
14/11/2020  00:00
End date
15/11/2020 
Route affected
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Great Western Railway between Great Malvern / Gloucester / Bristol Temple Meads / Westbury and Yeovil Pen Mill / Weymouth; between Newton Abbot and Paignton; and also between London Paddington and Taunton / Exeter St Davids / Plymouth / Penzance

South Western Railway between London Waterloo and Yeovil Junction and also between Castle Cary and Salisbury

 
TOC(s) affected
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Description

Engineering work is taking place between Frome and Castle Cary, closing all lines. More information on the engineering work can be found here.

Buses will replace trains between Westbury / Frome and Castle Cary.

Great Western Railway 

"Local" Services:

Trains will run between Great Malvern / Gloucester / Bristol Temple Meads / Westbury and Frome and between Castle Cary and Yeovil Pen Mill / Weymouth. Most trains will depart Weymouth earlier than normal to maintain connections with the buses at Castle Cary.

Buses will replace trains between Frome and Castle Cary.

High Speed Services:

Trains between London Paddington and Plymouth / Penzance will divert between Reading and Taunton (via Bristol Temple Meads where they will call additionally). Most will depart London Paddington and Reading 20 minutes earlier and some may be cancelled.

Most trains between London Paddington and Taunton / Exeter St Davids will run between London Paddington and Westbury only, with the exception of the below:

  • On Saturday, the 20:03 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids and the 16:20 Penzance to London Paddington will divert between Reading and Taunton (via Bristol Temple Meads)
  • On Sunday, the 20:02 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids and the 17:50 Penzance to London Paddington will divert between Westbury and Taunton (via Bristol Temple Meads)

Additionally on Saturday, the 20:08 Paignton to Newton Abbot will not run.

Buses will replace trains between Westbury and Castle Cary.

South Western Railway:

Saturday

08:50 London Waterloo to Frome service terminates at Salisbury

The following services will not run:

  • The 07:36 Castle Cary to Salisbury.
  • The 11:30 Frome to Salisbury.

Sunday

The 16:12 Reading to Frome service terminates at Salisbury

The 17:45 London Waterloo to Yeovil Junction via Frome service terminates at Salisbury

The following services will not run:

  • The 11:30 Yeovil Junction / Frome to London Waterloo.
  • The 18:33 Frome to Salisbury.

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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