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


Major projects this spring include major track and signalling upgrades in the Southampton area.

For more information visit the Network Rail website for Southampton upgrades.

There is also rail improvement work planned at Westbury, Frome and Castle Cary as well as between Yeovil Pen Mill and Weymouth on the Heart of Wessex route.

The impact on train services will be as follows:

  • Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 January – Southampton area
  • Sunday 7 and 14 February – Frome area
  • Saturday 13 to Friday 19 February – Southampton area
  • Monday 15 to Friday 19 February – Yeovil area
  • Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 February – Weymouth area
  • Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February – Southampton area
  • Sunday 28 February – Castle Cary area
  • Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 March – Dorchester area
  • Sunday 7 March – Westbury area
  • Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 March – Salisbury area
  • Saturday 20 March – Salisbury area
  • Sunday 21 March – Westbury area
  • Saturday 27 March – Salisbury area
  • Sunday 28 March – Salisbury area
  • Friday 2 to Thursday 8 April – Castle Cary area
  • Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 April – Southampton area
  • Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April – Westbury area
  • Saturday 17/24 and Sunday 18/25 April – Westbury area

Check before you travel

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

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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.

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