Notice From Network Rail – Engineering Works To Take Place Between Yeovil Junction and Honiton Exeter Between Friday 15th and Monday 18th April 2022.
I am writing to let you know about the engineering work Network Rail will be undertaking between Yeovil Junction and Honiton / Exeter this Easter Bank Holiday Weekend. This will allow Network Rail to carry out important infrastructure works which will help to improve reliability and journey times for those travelling on our railway.
How will South Western Railway services be affected?
From Friday 15th April to Monday 18th April 2022 the line between Yeovil Junction and Honiton will be closed all day, as Network Rail carry out earthworks, track maintenance and level crossing works. On Good Friday (15th April), Easter Saturday (16th April) and Easter Monday (18th April) trains from London Waterloo and Salisbury heading towards Exeter will terminate at Yeovil Junction. Trains running from Exeter towards London and Salisbury will terminate at Honiton. Buses will run between Yeovil Junction and Honiton calling at Crewkerne and Axminster.
On 17th April (Easter Sunday) only, the line closure will extend from Yeovil Junction to Exeter St David’s. Trains from London Waterloo and Salisbury heading towards Exeter will terminate at Yeovil Junction. A fast bus service will run between Yeovil Junction and Exeter St David’s calling at Crewkerne, Axminster, Honiton and Exeter Central. A slower stopping bus service will also run calling at all stations between Yeovil Junction and Exeter St David’s.
The updated timings for services, including replacement buses where appropriate, are now available via the check route details facility here.
How have you been telling people about this closure?
To keep our customers informed, we’re working closely with Network Rail on a major public information campaign being launched over the next few days. This will include posters and electronic displays at stations, on platform and in train announcements, posts on our respective social media accounts, and press releases to relevant local news and media.
Why is this closure taking place?
Engineers are preparing for a busy Easter weekend of improvement works across the country and the South Western Railway network. Teams from Network Rail will be carrying out long-planned improvement projects which will deliver passenger benefits that will last for years to come.
You can find more information about the work Network Rail is carrying out on the Easter Bank Holiday here.
Regional Development Manager (West)