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.


See here

Recent discussions:
Link to ... Heart of Wessex Timetable leaflets - Community Rail Partnership changes?
Link to ... Monday 13 May breakdown in service
Link to ... Strong women set to cause trouble on Heart of Wessex train?
Link to ... Heart of Wessex, short form
Link to ... Bristol via Westbury and Frome - status update on enhancement proposals
Link to ... Short or long swing links?
Link to ... Heart of Wessex - retirement of Catherine Phillips
Link to ... New service on summer Sundays
Link to ... Frome (and Trowbridge) to Bristol - 77 minute delay
Link to .. 2V93 Weymouth to Bristol, Thursday Jan 3
Link to .. Glastonbury 2019
Link to .. Punctuality during Parkway Blockade
Link to .. An analysis of Frome
Link to .. Tuesday 4th September
Link to .. Should Heart Of Wessex Transfer To South Western Franchise?
Link to .. Points Problem at Frome
Link to .. Summer Saturday Westbury to Weymouth peak - 2018 v previous years
Link to .. Weymouth Carnival SWR special
Link to .. Heart of Wessex - not a clever Sunday or Monday start
Link to .. Station stops cancelled 1/8/18

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