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The following major engineering work will take place on the CrossCountry network. The majority of engineering work takes place at weekends and Bank Holidays, details of which can be found in the Travel Updates section, however, there are projects which will impact the train service on weekdays. These are detailed below.

Changes to train times - Emergency track improvement work between Ely and Peterborough

6 September - 4 October 2020

Network Rail will be carrying out a series of essential works on the line between Ely and Peterborough later this summer and early autumn. It will require closures of the line over several weekends and a 28-day full closure in September. We know long periods of engineering work can be an inconvenience, so we have worked closely with Network Rail to minimise the impact as much as possible. When complete this work will ensure the continued safe and reliable operation of our services on this route for many years to come. More details about the work can be found here.

The work is expected to be completed during a 28-day closure of the line from 6 September - 4 October 2020 and on the following weekends:

    • Sunday 2 August
    • Saturday 22 – Sunday 23 August
    • Sunday 11 October
    • Saturday 31 October – Sunday 1 November
    • Sunday 8 November

During this time rail replacement road transport will be in operation between Peterborough, March and Ely. Please check your journey before you travel.

Download the e-leaflet here (PDF)

Road transport
Replacement road transport will depart from the front of each of the stations.
Cycles
Rail replacement road transport will not be able to convey any cycles.

Changes to train times Taunton – Tiverton Parkway – Exeter St Davids

Monday 28 September – Friday 2 October 2020

Network Rail will be carrying out major track improvement work in the Tiverton Parkway area.

The work will involve a major undertaking of track renewals on this busy route and will help to:

      • ensure the continued safe operation of the railway
      • improve reliability.

An amended timetable will run from Monday 28 September - Friday 2 October 2020. During this time rail replacement road transport will operate between

Taunton – Tiverton Parkway – Exeter St Davids.

 

Road transport

Replacement road transport will depart from the front of Tiverton Parkway and Exeter St Davids and the north side station car park, near the ramp access to Platform 5/6 at Taunton.

Car park at Taunton

Due to the ongoing refurbishment works at Taunton, spaces at the station car park will be temporarily reduced to allow us to operate replacement road transport. Only the higher level of the main station car park will be available during the track improvement works.

Car park spaces for disabled customers will be temporarily moved to the location of the 20-minute waiting bays, nearer the entrance to the station. The total number of spaces will also be temporarily reduced from six to three.

Pick-up spaces will be temporarily relocated to a small car park opposite the Kilkenny car park. This will be clearly signposted. Drop-off spaces will be temporarily relocated to the taxi bays.

Cycles

Rail replacement road transport will not be able to convey any cycles.

Timetable

We are currently operating a reduced timetable, please check your journey and book ahead before you travel. For full advice and guidance on keeping safe on your journey, please visit our guidance information here.

Book ahead and stay safe

To ensure you and others are safe on your journey, we advise that you book in advance and reserve a seat.  Our full range of tickets will be available for all journeys on this route.

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Other Train Operators services

GWR services will continue to run between London Paddington and the south west using a different route between Castle Cary and Exeter St Davids. For further information visit www.gwr.com/tivertonparkway

 

 

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