In May 2021, we’re carrying out a package of work around Salisbury that will improve reliability and provide better journeys.

Engineers will install new track and switches and crossings, whilst carrying out vital maintenance on tunnels, road bridges and drainage, all to provide passengers with better journeys through Salisbury and Warminster.

Wilton Junction switches and crossings renewal

Between Saturday 1 and Monday 3, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9, plus Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 May, the focus of our work will be at Wilton Junction, where the line from Salisbury diverges for services towards Exeter St Davids or Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central.

Engineers will completely replace sets of switches and crossings at the busy junction and install new track that is designed to last up to 60 years. Together with new ballast, it will provide passengers with smoother journeys towards Tisbury and Warminster.

Warminster area maintenance

On Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 May, engineers renew track on Sherrington Viaduct, refurbish switches and crossings and carry out structural repairs on Portway road bridge, all in the Warminster area.

Salisbury area maintenance

Also on the weekend of Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 May, engineers will refurbish a set of switches and crossings at Salisbury station and conduct steelwork repairs, strengthening and painting work on Fisherton tunnel, approaching the station.

May 2021 line closures

There will be line closures in the Salisbury area on the following dates, meaning a number of service changes for South Western Railway (SWR) and Great Western Railway (GWR) passengers:

SWR: Buses replace trains between Salisbury and Gillingham (Dorset). Services from Salisbury to Bristol Temple Meads and Yeovil Pen Mill via Westbury will not run from Salisbury.

GWR: Buses replace trains between Warminster and Salisbury.

SWR: Buses replace trains between Salisbury and Gillingham (Dorset). Services from Salisbury to Bristol Temple Meads and Yeovil Pen Mill via Westbury will not run from Salisbury.

GWR: Buses replace trains between Warminster and Salisbury

SWR: Buses replace trains between Salisbury and Gillingham (Dorset). Services from Salisbury to Bristol Temple Meads and Yeovil Pen Mill via Westbury will not run from Salisbury.

GWR: Buses replace trains between Warminster and Salisbury

 SWR: Buses replace trains between Andover and Gillingham (Dorset) and Salisbury and Romsey. Services from Salisbury to Bristol Temple Meads and Yeovil Pen Mill via Westbury will not run.

GWR: Buses replace trains between Westbury and Southampton Central.

SWR: Buses replace trains between Salisbury and Gillingham (Dorset) and Salisbury and Romsey. Services from Salisbury to Bristol Temple Meads and Yeovil Pen Mill via Westbury will not run.

GWR: Buses replace trains between Westbury and Salisbury.

Contact Us

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