Following the freight train derailment between Castle Cary and Westbury:
Network Rail have today confirmed that the line will re-open at 2200 tomorrow, Friday (24 March).
Services will therefore operate normally from Saturday (25 March).
However: additional improvement work will take place between Reading and Paddington this Sunday, 26 March. This will allow Network Rail to complete a key piece of work for the electrification of the Great Western mainline.
This means significant changes to London Paddington rail services throughout Sunday morning.
Services will operate normally after 1300 and we are encouraging customers to switch to later journeys. To help with that we will accept fixed train tickets on services running later in the day.
Full details of the changes are on our website www.gwr.com/26March.
As this work was not in Network Rail’s original programme, we have not been able to give customers as much notice as usual.
To repeat: this applies only to Sunday morning services; travel after 1300 is unaffected.