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 Plymouth / Liskeard and St Austell on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 December

Start date
01/12/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Birmingham New Street and Penzance

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Penzance and between Par and Newquay

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Liskeard and Par, closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Liskeard and Par / St Austell with some trains replaced by buses between Plymouth and Par / St Austell.

Trains between Par and Newquay will be retimed to connect with replacement buses at Par.

Sunday's "Night Riviera" train (21:15 Penzance to London Paddington) will start from Plymouth at 00:18 (Monday morning).  Customers are advised to use alternative rail services from Penzance to St Austell then use a replacement bus from St Austell to Plymouth to connect with the train.

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.