We understand the rail line between Crewkerne and Exeter will be closed Saturday 15th – Sunday 23rd September (inclusive) and no South Western Railway services will operate between Crewkerne and Exeter between those dates. This does not affect Great Western Railway services between Exmouth and Exeter/Paignton which will operate normally. The closure is to allow Network Rail to carry out flood prevention works. NB: there will be a different service level on Saturday 15th September due to the planned RMT strike action.
There will also be some changes to train services Monday 24th September – Saturday 10th November (inclusive) as part of the same works. For most stations between Salisbury and Exeter this will mean some minor re-timings of trains. There will, however, be fewer station stops than normal at both Feniton and Templecombe [this is because the restricted speed of trains affects the timings of services at passing locations on single track sections of the route].
Additionally, there are further engineering works which will affect services on Sunday 30th September, Sunday 7th October and Sunday 21st October – for more details of all these, please see documents here.