Future engineering work

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Buses replace trains between Exeter St Davids and Plymouth on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 January

Start date
06/01/2018  00:00
End date
07/01/2018 
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Aberdeen / Dundee / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Newcastle / York / Derby / Leeds / Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street and Paignton / Plymouth / Penzance

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Plymouth / Penzance and also between Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads and Plymouth / Penzance

 
TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Exeter St Davids and Plymouth, closing the line.

Trains will not run between Exeter St Davids and Plymouth.

CrossCountry

Buses will run between Exeter St Davids and Newton Abbot, Totnes and Plymouth in both directions.

Buses will also run directly between Tiverton Parkway and Plymouth in both directions. This is a faster bus journey than travelling via Exeter St Davids.

Great Western Railway

Direct buses will run from Tiverton Parkway to Plymouth.

Customers from Cornwall and intermediate stations to stations beyond Tiverton Parkway, should change at Plymouth. Direct buses will run to Tiverton Parkway.

A revised train service will run between Plymouth and Penzance, and on all connecting branch lines, including Barnstaple and Exmouth. Local trains will run between Newton Abbot and Paignton.

Some early morning Saturday trains between London Paddington and Devon / Cornwall will terminate at an alternative location such as Taunton or Tiverton Parkway.

The Night Riviera sleeper service (on Friday night) will be re-timed by up to 60 minutes between Penzance and Plymouth.

Buses will run between the following stations and in both directions:

  • Exeter St Davids - Exeter Central - Newton Abbot
  • Exeter St Davids - Exeter Central - Dawlish - Teignmouth - Newton Abbot
  • Exeter St Davids - Exeter St Thomas - all stopping stations to Newton Abbot
  • Exeter St Davids - Newton Abbot - Totnes - Ivybridge - Plymouth
  • Paignton - Newton Abbot
  • Tiverton Parkway - Plymouth

 

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with CrossCountry, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

If you are travelling with Great Western Railway, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.