Future engineering work

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Buses replace trains between Warminster / Gillingham and Salisbury from Saturday 1 to Monday 3 May

Start date
01/05/2021  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central / Brighton

South Western Railway between Exeter St Davids and London Waterloo and also between Bristol Temple Meads and Salisbury

TOC(s) affected
Great Western RailwaySouth Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Warminster / Tisbury and Salisbury resulting in the closure of all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Warminster / Gillingham and Salisbury.

Great Western Railway:

The following alterations will only apply on Saturday:

Last service from Cardiff Central with connections available is the 20:30 Cardiff Central to Warminster which would be followed by road transport to Salisbury and a rail connection to Portsmouth Harbour.

Last services from Portsmouth Harbour with connections available:

  • 18:23 Portsmouth Harbour to Salisbury followed by road transport to Warminster and a rail connection to Cardiff Central.
  • 20:33 Portsmouth Harbour to Salisbury followed by road transport to Warminster and a rail connection to Bath Spa.
  • 21:23 Portsmouth Harbour to Salisbury followed by road transport to Warminster, setting down only at Dilton Marsh and Westbury.

The 06:43 Frome to Southampton Central and the 14:58 Frome to Warminster will both terminate at Westbury.

The 10:52 Great Malvern to Brighton and the 16:42 Great Malvern to Southampton Central will start from Bristol Parkway and terminate at Westbury.

The 05:24 Westbury to Salisbury, 05:50 Portsmouth Harbour to Brighton, 10:12, 17:11 Westbury to Warminster, 10:30 Warminster to Westbury and 11:12 Westbury to Southampton Central will not run.

The 06:08 Salisbury to Gloucester will start from Warminster and terminate at Bristol Parkway.

The 21:32 Southampton Central to Bath Spa will start from Warminster.

17:00 Brighton to Bristol Temple Meads will start from Westbury.

The following trains will start at Westbury and terminate at Bristol Parkway:

  • 08:30 and 12:27 Southampton Central to Great Malvern
  • 09:00 Brighton to Great Malvern 
  • 15:30 Warminster to Worcester Foregate Street
  • 17:30 Warminster to Great Malvern

A limited number of trains will call (upon request) at Dilton Marsh.

South Western Railway

The following alterations will apply on Saturday, Sunday and Monday:

Trains between Exeter St Davids and London Waterloo will run between Exeter St Davids and Gillingham.

The 47 minutes past the hour Salisbury to London Waterloo service will depart earlier at 18 minutes past the hour.

The 50 minutes past the hour London Waterloo to Salisbury service will depart earlier at 20 minutes past the hour.

Trains will not run between Bristol Temple Meads and Frome.

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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.