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Westbury Station to close over Christmas
« on: November 13, 2018, 23:50:42 PM »
The White horse News is reporting that Westbury station is to close over the Christmas break for track re-modelling.    A bit short on detail so unclear if the changes involve the re-instatement of the eastern platform (old Platform 1)  or the long overdue replacement of the weak overbridge on Station road.
Likely to cause disruption for rail travellers whatever happens, and more road traffic with rail replacement buses.

http://www.whitehorsenews.co.uk/blog/2018/11/06/westbury-station-to-close-over-christmas/

Just found more info on the FGW Passenger forum
" Westbury Station will be closed to all passenger trains from Sunday 23rd December 2018 to Thurday 3rd January inclusive.

London (Reading on some days) to the West of England services will all use the Westbury avoider line and not call at Westbury. Some will call at Frome.

Portsmouth to Bristol/Cardiff trains will terminate at Warminster and restart from Trowbridge/

Some Weymouth to Bristol services will run from Frome non-stop to Trowbridge; others will terminate at Frome and restart at Trowbridge.

Swindon to Westbury services will not run at all for the 12 days.

Rail replacement buses will be provided ...
- Trowbridge - Westbury - Warminster
- Trowbridge (some) - Westbury - Frome
- Chippenham - Melksham - Trowbridge - Westbury
Taxi services will provide a shuttle between Dilton Marsh and Westbury
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