Wednesday 8 Dec 2004

SHORT NOTICE ENGINEERING WORKS AT WESTBURY

Region & Route:
| Wales & Western: Wales & Borders
| Wales & Western
Passenger services using the route to the West of Westbury will be diverted tomorrow as the result of essential maintenance work. Diversions will be in place from 0945 until 1545 while work is carried out on a set of points at Fairwood Junction.  First Great Western services between London Paddington and Devon, Cornwall and Somerset will be diverted  via  Bristol; Wessex Trains services from Weymouth to Bristol will terminate at Frome and those from Bristol to Weymouth will terminate at Westbury, with a replacement bus service in operation between Westbury and Frome. Greg Lunn, Network Rail’s Western Territory Maintenance Director, said: “We appreciate the co-operation of the train operating companies in making alternative arrangements at such short notice.  This is vital maintenance work that must be carried out immediately”. Passengers are advised to contact their local train operating company if they are planning to travel on this route during this period, call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.

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