Line between Weymouth and Wareham set to re-open on Wednesday- passengers advised to check before travelling: Network Rail logo-15

Sunday 13 May 2018

Line between Weymouth and Wareham set to re-open on Wednesday- passengers advised to check before travelling

Region & Route:
Southern: Wessex
| Southern

Passengers travelling between Weymouth and Wareham are urged to check before they travel on Wednesday 16th May as Network Rail prepares to re-open the line for the start of service tomorrow morning.

The line has been closed since Sunday due to overrunning track renewal work, caused by the breakdown of an engineering train.

A Network Rail spokesperson said:

“We’d like to once again apologise to passengers for the inconvenience caused by the ongoing closure of the line between Wareham and Weymouth.

“Our engineers have been working hard to re-open the line as soon as possible, and while we currently expect trains to resume for the start of service on Wednesday morning, passengers are strongly advised to check before travelling tomorrow.

"A limited bus service is still in operation today between the six affected stations to help passengers complete their journeys. Tickets are also being accepted on First Wessex X54 bus services between Weymouth and Wareham.

"Replacement bus services will also be in place between Weymouth and Wareham throughout this weekend as we continue to undertake vital track renewal work on the line as part of our Railway Upgrade Plan.

“We'd like to thank passengers for their continued patience.”

Contact information

Passengers / community members
Network Rail national helpline
03457 11 41 41

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Network Rail press office - Wessex Route
07710 959476

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