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 on Saturday 3 February

Start date
03/02/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Aberdeen / Dundee / Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Newcastle / York / Leeds / Manchester Piccadilly / Derby / Bristol Temple Meads and Plymouth / Penzance

Great Western Railway between London Paddington / Bristol Temple Meads / Exeter St Davids and Penzance

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Totnes and Plymouth, closing all lines.

CrossCountry services will be replaced by buses between Exeter St Davids / Newton Abbot and Plymouth. Direct buses will operate between Tiverton Parkway and Plymouth.

Great Western Railway services will be replaced by buses between Totnes and Plymouth. A reduced service will be in operation between Exeter St Davids and Totnes.

Trains will operate between Plymouth and Penzance to an amended timetable.

The 23:45 (Friday) London Paddington to Penzance Night Riviera sleeper service will depart Exeter St Davids and Newton Abbot 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.

Location Map:

For further location information on any railway station, please use this zoomable map

Project Information:

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