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« on: January 20, 2022, 11:57:05 pm »

We wanted to update you on emergency works taking place between Axminster and Crewkerne on 23rd January 2022.

Over the last week Network Rail teams have been monitoring the railway near to the River Axe bridge in Crewkerne and have begun to detect a deterioration in the condition of the lineside. As a result the teams will stabilise the bridge this weekend, allowing us to keep trains running safely and reliably on this part of our network.

Unfortunately we will need to put in place an short emergency closure of the railway all day on Sunday 23 January, before continuing with the work overnight for the next three weeks when no trains are running.
A video interview with Mark Killick, Network Rail Wessex’s Route Director, about the urgent need for the works can be found on this

We’re really sorry for the disruption this short notice work will cause to our customers and are grateful for their patience over the weekend. Buses will replace trains in the area on Sunday 23 January and passengers should check before they travel at

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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2022, 05:10:37 am »

I did wonder why we crawled through that area last night on my journey toward Exeter.

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