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 Totnes and Plymouth all day on Saturday 27 January and until 08.30 on Sunday 28 January

Start date
27/01/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Penzance / Plymouth and Bristol Temple Meads / Birmingham New Street.

Great Western Railway between Penzance / Plymouth and Bristol Temple Meads / London Paddington.

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Track work is taking place between Totnes and Plymouth. As a result, no trains will run between these stations.

CrossCountry trains are replaced by buses between Exeter St Davids and Plymouth, buses will run from Exeter St Davids, calling at Newton Abbot, Totnes and Plymouth.

Express buses will also run direct between Tiverton Parkway and Plymouth.

Great Western Railway trains are replaced by buses between Totnes and Plymouth.

Some buses will call at Ivybridge, others will run direct.

Some trains from Plymouth to Penzance will have amended timings, and will stop at additional stations.

The London Paddington - Penzance sleeper service will depart Exeter St Davids and Newton Abbot earlier than normal, and will arrive at Plymouth earlier than usual.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here.


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.