Tuesday 3 May 2005

RENEWAL WORKS BETWEEN TAUNTON AND EXETER

Region & Route:
| Wales & Western: Wales & Borders
| Wales & Western: Western
| Wales & Western
Essential renewal work is taking place between Taunton and Exeter during three consecutive weekends in May.  The line will be closed on Sunday 8 May, Sunday 15 May and Sunday 22 May. Services will either be diverted via Honiton or replacement bus services will be available.  Rail passengers are advised to contact National Rail Enquiries or their local train operating company, as there may be changes to their journeys. Andy Hancock, Network Rail’s Area General Manager for the West Country, said: “These works comprise part of our overall strategy to renew the railway and bring more reliability, benefits and safety to the customer.” The work, mainly in the Cullompton area, will involve relaying track, replacing ballast, and installing new switches and crossings. 

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