In early 2020 we carried out a series of improvements on the line from Bristol to Weymouth – the ‘Heart of Wessex’ line.

Installing the new deck for Yetminster river bridge

Between January and March, engineers:

• Renewed the 129-year-old bridge crossing the River Wriggle in Yetminster
• Strengthened Grimstone Tunnel between Dorchester West and Maiden Newton stations
• Refurbished parts of track on the line from Castle Cary to Weymouth

These improvements will provide a more reliable railway and better performing train journeys for years to come.

Between Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 March engineers were due to renew track at Chetnole and between Dorchester West and Weymouth. Unfortunately, these track renewals have been postponed to a later date.

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