We’re making improvements to Taunton station

Looking for information about temporary changes to train times during planned engineering work? Visit our dedicated web page here.

Somerset’s county town of Taunton is a key point on the Great Western route between London Paddington and the South West. The growth of the town and its importance to rail travel in the local area mean that we need to upgrade the station’s facilities, fit for current use.

Great Western Railway along with local and national partners, including the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership, Somerset West and Taunton Council, Somerset County Council and the Department for Transport, invested to redevelop the station and its interchange facilities including: 

  • a new multi-storey car park with more spaces
  • a new ticket office with better access to the town centre
  • extra cycle parking
  • an improved bus interchange

These improvements create a safer and enhanced pedestrian environment, becoming a fitting introduction to anyone visiting Taunton.

Work completed

Friday 14 May 2021 marked the completion of the new 400-space multi-storey car park and south-side entrance to the station, with both facilities now open to the public.

Thank you for your patience whilst the upgrades were being completed.

Taunton ticket office windows
Taunton station ticket office windows.
Taunton ticket office from inside
The view from inside Taunton station ticketing office.
Funded and delivered in partnership with:
Taunton station upgrades funded by our partners