Passengers urged to check before travelling this early May bank holiday as engineering work continues near Castle Cary: Engineers on track with GWR train passing by

Friday 28 Apr 2023

Passengers urged to check before travelling this early May bank holiday as engineering work continues near Castle Cary

Region & Route:
Wales & Western: Western

Rail passengers travelling between Westbury, Castle Cary and Taunton are advised to check before travelling from Sunday 30 April to Wednesday 3 May as Network Rail carries out engineering and structural maintenance work to enable the continued safe and reliable running of services.

Between those dates, only trains travelling to or from Weymouth will be able to stop at Castle Cary, with trains between London and the south west taking a different route than usual between Reading and Taunton.

Trains run between Westbury and Bristol Temple Meads on Sunday (30 Apr) and Monday (1 May), then Frome and Bristol Temple Meads on Tuesday (2 May) and Wednesday (3 May).

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Castle Cary and Taunton
  • Castle Cary and Westbury (non-stop and stopping at all stations)

In addition, South Western Railway will also run a limited rail replacement service between Westbury and Yeovil Junction via Castle Cary.

Michael Contopoulos, Network Rail’s project director said: “For four days from Sunday 30 April we’ll be carrying out essential maintenance to the railway infrastructure in the area, alongside refurbishing the drainage system to ensure a continued safe and reliable railway.

“I’d like to thank the travelling public and local residents for their patience while we carry out this vital work.

Andrew Berry, GWR’s station manager for Westbury, said: “No trains will stop at Castle Cary between London and the south west, so we would advise any customers for those destinations to travel from Westbury or Taunton instead.

“The only train services operating at Castle Cary during this period will be shuttle trains running to or from Yeovil, Dorchester and Weymouth.”

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Emily Maiden
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