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.

Amended services between Plymouth and Penzance from 20:30 on Sunday 18 until 08:00 on Monday 19 March

Start date
18/03/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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between London Paddington and Plymouth / Penzance

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Truro and Penzance, closing all lines from 20:30 on Sunday until 08:00 on Monday morning.

The 14:57 and 16:57 London Paddington to Penzance services will terminate at Plymouth. The 15:57 London Paddington to Plymouth service will be extended to run to Penzance, calling at Saltash, St Germans, Liskeard, then all stations to Penzance.

The 19:40 Plymouth to Penzance service will not run.

The 23:50 London Paddington to Penzance service - the "Night Riviera" sleeper service - will terminate at Plymouth. Replacement buses will run between Plymouth and Penzance, calling at Redruth, Cambourne, Hayle, St Erth and Penzance. A rail connection is available for stations between Plymouth and Truro.

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.

Project Information:

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