Network Rail are carrying out infrastructure improvements as well as essential maintenance of the region's railway to help provide better and faster journeys.


There is rail improvement work planned later this year in the Dorchester area on the Heart of Wessex route serving Weymouth.

This is for essential maintenance work to be carried out to help maintain rail connections between Somerset and Dorset.

The impact on services will be as follows:

  • Thursday 18 November to Friday 3 December

Check before you travel

Timetables have been amended in light of current restrictions, so please check your journey details as close to the date of travel as possible.

Check your journey.

Using one of our rail replacement services?

Don’t forget, space is limited on buses/coaches compared to trains, so please don’t bring:
  • large items of luggage
  • bikes (excluding folding bikes)
  • dogs (excluding assistance dogs)
Pushchairs must be folded up and stored as luggage.

Help with your journey

It’s best to let us know in advance if you need help. To find out more, visit

Please note there are no lifts available at Castle Cary station for any customers requiring step-free access for Platforms 2 or 3.