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 Exeter St Davids and Plymouth on Sunday 27 January

Start date
27/01/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Birmingham New Street and Plymouth

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

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

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

Great Western Railway

Services between London Paddington / Bristol Temple Meads and Plymouth / Penzance will not run between Newton Abbot and Plymouth.

Buses will replace trains between Newton Abbot and Plymouth (and will take between 70 and 75 minutes).

Trains will run between Plymouth and Penzance.

A number of trains will be re-timed, amended or cancelled, and the 'Night Riviera' sleeper service on Sunday night will be amended.

Some trains between Par and Newquay will be re-timed so they can maintain connections at Par.


Buses will replace trains between Newton Abbot, Totnes and Plymouth.

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.