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« on: February 11, 2008, 05:04:01 pm »

Weymouth, Dorchester, Yeovil, Castle Cary and Frome

Description of line

Known as the Heart of Wessex Line , it runs from Bristol to Westbury to Weymouth. It diverges from the Wessex Main Line at Westbury , and follows the course of the Great Western Main Line as far as Castle Cary.

The stations served by this route are listed below :

Bristol Temple Meads - Keynsham - Oldfield Park -Bath - Freshford - Avoncliff - Bradford on Avon -Trowbridge - Westbury - Frome - Bruton - Castle Cary - Yeovil Pen Mill - Thornford - Yetminster - Chetnole - Maiden Newton - Dorchester - Upwey - Weymouth.


Service offered

8 services each way on Monday - Friday , 7 each way on Saturday and 3 each way on Sunday. Many journeys extend to Cardiff Central , and not all trains call at all stations. Some other services also terminate at Frome , which recently gained a direct service to / from London Paddington.


Peak flows


Known issues

Stakeholders aspire to a 2 - hourly service , which was originally planned under the new Greater Western Franchise , but was subsequently shelved.

« Last Edit: February 14, 2008, 09:16:51 pm by Phil » Logged
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