Future engineering work

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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.

Buses replace trains between Warminster / Gillingham and Salisbury on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 May

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Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads / Westbury and Portsmouth Harbour

South Western Railway between London Waterloo and Exeter St Davids

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Engineering work is taking place between Dilton Marsh / Gillingham and Salisbury, closing various lines.

Great Western Railway:

Trains will operate between Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads and Westbury, then between Salisbury and Portsmouth Harbour.

A replacement bus service will operate between Westbury and Salisbury calling at Dilton Marsh and Warminster.

Trains between Great Malvern / Worcester / Gloucester /Bristol Temple Meads and Westbury (and beyond to Southampton Central / Brighton) will terminate/start Westbury.

Some trains will not run.

South Western Railway:

An amended timetable will be in operation between London Waterloo and Salisbury.

Trains will not run between Bristol Temple Meads and Frome.

A replacement bus service will operate between:-

  • Salisbury and Gillingham.
  • Salisbury and Warminster.


Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

If you are travelling with South Western Railway, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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