Templecombe Engineering Works

Saturday 13 June to Sunday 21 June

Engineering work will be taking place between Yeovil Junction and Gillingham from Saturday 13 June to Sunday 21 June

What’s happening?

Network Rail will be undertaking remedial works in the Templecombe area following the landslip in December. This work will also allow Network Rail to remove two temporary speed restrictions, which will help to reduce delays as trains will be able to run at their planned speed. 

How will this affect my journey?

We are currently running an amended timetable across our network, so alongside these works, your journey may be different to what it was prior to the 23 March lockdown. 

Due to these engineering works, there will be no train service on the line between Yeovil Junction and Gillingham from Saturday 13 June to Sunday 21 June. 

Monday - Saturday
  • There are no direct trains from London to Exeter, you will need to change at Salisbury to continue your journey.
  • Trains will run every two hours between Salisbury and Exeter Central. These services will be diverted non-stop via Westbury and Castle Cary calling at Yeovil Junction, Crewkerne, Axminster and Honiton.
  • A shuttle train will run every two hours between Salisbury and Gillingham calling at Tisbury.
  • Replacement buses will run every two hours between Gillingham and Yeovil Junction calling at Templecombe and Sherborne.
  • Currently on this line, rail replacement buses operate between Honiton and Exeter St David’s calling at all stations, Monday to Saturday. This will continue during the engineering works.

Timetables are now available (subject to Network Rail) for:

Sunday
  • Trains will run every two hours between London Waterloo and Exeter St David’s. These services will be diverted non-stop via Westbury and Castle Cary. West of Salisbury these trains will call at Yeovil Junction, Crewkerne, Axminster, Honiton, Cranbrook and Exeter Central.
  • A shuttle train will run every two hours between Salisbury and Gillingham calling at Tisbury.
  • Replacement buses will run every two hours between Gillingham and Yeovil Junction calling at Templecombe and Sherborne.
  • Currently on this line Feniton, Whimple and Pinhoe are not being served on Sundays. This will continue during the engineering works.

Timetables are now available (subject to Network Rail) for:

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