Future engineering work

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Amended evening trains in the Exeter St Davids area from Monday 14 to Thursday 17 December

Start date
14/12/2020  00:00
End date
17/12/2020 
Route affected

Great Western Railway between London Paddington / Bristol Temple Meads and Exeter St Davids / Penzance

 
TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Tiverton Parkway and Exeter St Davids and also between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton, closing some lines.

Monday only:

The 21:04 London Paddington to Plymouth will arrive into Plymouth approximately 20 minutes later than normal.

The 21:45 Penzance to London Paddington “Night Riviera” Sleeper Service will depart Totnes, Newton Abbot, Exeter St Davids and Taunton later than normal. Normal timings will resume at Reading and London Paddington

Wednesday only:

The 21:04 London Paddington to Plymouth will be retimed later from Tiverton Parkway and beyond.

The 22:00 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids (diverted) will incur approximately 30 minutes additional journey time between Tiverton Parkway and Exeter St Davids.

The 23:45 London Paddington to Penzance “Night Riviera” Sleeper Service will arrive at Exeter St Davids approximately 10 minutes later than normal. Normal timings departing Exeter St Davids and beyond.

The 21:45 Penzance to London Paddington “Night Riviera” Sleeper Service will depart Taunton later than normal. Normal timings will resume at Reading and London Paddington.

Wednesday and Thursday:

FROM BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS direction:

The 21:00 Cardiff Central to Exeter St Davids will terminate at Bristol Temple Meads. Road transport at 22:05 from Bristol Temple Meads will run all stations via Weston-super-Mare to Taunton, arriving at 00:26 (Thu-Fri).

The 22:00 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids will be diverted between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton, not calling at stations from Nailsea & Backwell to Bridgwater inclusive. It will reverse direction of travel at Bristol Temple Meads, then call to pick up only at Bath Spa, before picking up and setting down customers at Taunton and Tiverton Parkway, then to arrive Exeter St Davids. A replacement bus will depart at 23:50 from Bristol Temple Meads, setting down only at Nailsea & Backwell, Yatton, Worle, Weston-super-Mare, Highbridge & Burnham, Bridgwater and Taunton.

The 23:05 Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids will start from Taunton at 00:10 (Thu-Fri). Road transport will depart at 23:05 from Bristol Temple Meads for all stations via Weston-super-Mare and from Taunton to Exeter St Davids 02:37 (Thu-Fri).

TO BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS:

The 21:52 Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads will be diverted between Taunton and Bristol Temple Meads (via Westbury – NOT calling). A replacement bus will depart at 22:29 from Taunton to Weston-super-Mare and Bristol Temple Meads.

The 22:43 Taunton to Bristol Temple Meads will not run and will be replaced by road transport at 22:43 from Taunton to Bristol Temple Meads calling all stations.

Thursday only:

The 21:04 London Paddington to Plymouth will arrive / depart Exeter St Davids and beyond approximately 15 minutes later than normal.

The 22:00 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids (diverted) will incur approximately 30 minutes additional journey time between Tiverton Parkway and Exeter St Davids.

The 23:45 London Paddington to Penzance “Night Riviera” Sleeper Service will arrive Exeter St Davids approximately 12 minutes later than normal. Normal timings departing Exeter St Davids and beyond.

The 21:45 Penzance to London Paddington “Night Riviera” Sleeper Service will depart Taunton later than normal. Normal timings arriving Reading and London Paddington. 

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