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 Liskeard and St Austell on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November

Start date
24/11/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Aberdeen / Birmingham New Street / Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Manchester Piccadilly / Leeds / Plymouth and Penzance

Greater Western Railway between Bristol Temple Meads / Exeter St Davids / London Paddington / Plymouth and Penzance and also between Plymouth and Newquay

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Track work is taking place between Liskeard and St Austell, and as a result, all lines will be closed between these stations.

Rail replacement buses will be in operation between Plymouth and St Austell and also between Liskeard and Bodmin Parkway / Par

Great Western Railway
Trains will be amended to terminate at / start back from Plymouth or Liskeard. A train service will continue to operate between St Austell and Penzance.

Rail replacement buses will run on the following routes:

  • between Plymouth and St Austell - this journey by road will take approximately 80 minutes
  • between Liskeard and Bodmin Parkway / Lostwithiel / Par

Trains services between Liskeard and Looe / between Par or Plymouth and Newquay / between St Erth and St Ives
These trains services may depart earlier or later than scheduled in order to connect with replacement buses and other rail services. Trains scheduled to run between Plymouth and Newquay will only run between Par and Newquay.

The London Paddington to Penzance "Night Riviera" Sleeper service
On Saturday, this service will terminate at Plymouth, where customers can use the following services to help complete their journey:

  • A direct rail replacement bus from Plymouth to St Austell, where customers can use other Great Western Railway services to Penzance, calling at all stations
  • Other Great Western Railway services from Plymouth to Liskeard, where customers can connect with rail replacement buses from Liskeard to Bodmin Parkway / Lostwithiel / Par

On Sunday, this service will start from Plymouth. Customers can use the following services to connect with this service:

  • The 21:15 Great Western Railway service from Penzance to St Austell
  • Rail replacement transport from St Austell to Bodmin Parkway / Liskeard / Plymouth
  • Customers at Liskeard may also use other Great Western Railway train services to Plymouth

Ticket acceptance:
Great Western Railway customers may use their ticket to travel on other Great Western Railway services, on all reasonable routes.

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 checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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.