Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Buses replace trains between Exeter St Davids / Totnes and Plymouth from Saturday 20 January until 09:00 on Sunday 21 January

Start date
20/01/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Aberdeen / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street and Plymouth / Penzance

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Penzance

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Totnes and Plymouth, closing all lines on Saturday 20 January and until 09:00 on Sunday 21 January.

Buses will replace CrossCountry trains between Tiverton Parkway / Exeter St Davids and Plymouth.

Buses will replace Great Western Railway trains between Totnes and Plymouth. This bus journey takes approximately 40 minutes non stop. Some buses will stop at Ivybridge, further extending journey times by approximately 20 minutes.

Please note, Great Western Railway's Friday "Night Riviera" service will run earlier than normal between Exeter St Davids and Plymouth. 

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with CrossCountry, you can plan your journey using 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.


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.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.