Service alteration details
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Disruption between Exeter St Davids and Penzance expected until 4 April
- Incident created
- 03/02/2014 08:55
- Last updated
- 08/03/2014 10:36
- Route affected
Download map of route afected Route between Exeter St Davids, Newton Abbot, Plymouth and Penzance
- TOC(s) affected
- CrossCountry; First Great Western;
Major damage has been caused by the poor weather and rough seas to parts of the track and sea wall at Dawlish. The line is expected re-open on 4 April. Pictures of the damage can be seen on our Facebook page here.
You can follow this incident and get the latest updates by using Twitter hashtag: #Dawlish
First Great Western
- No trains are running between Exeter St Davids and Newton Abbot. Buses are replacing trains.
- Trains are running between Penzance and Newton Abbot.
- Buses are running between Plymouth / Exeter St Davids and Bristol Parkway, to provide connections to trains to / from Reading and London Paddington. Any bus times that are shown in the online journey planner or elsewhere are subject to variation due to poor road conditions in the area
- Passengers may use their tickets on all Stagecoach South West bus routes throughout South Devon until rail services are restored through Dawlish.
- The Night Riviera Sleeper services will resume from the evening of Wednesday 9 April.
Fare Discount - First Great Western are offering discounted fares to customers travelling on its services affected by the closure of the railway at Dawlish. A 25% discount will apply to all walk-up fares - including Any time, Off-Peak, Super Off-Peak and weekly season tickets - for journeys that pass through the affected area, and will remain in place until the line reopens.
- A normal CrossCountry service is running between Bristol Temple Meads, the Midlands, North of England and Scotland
- A limited service is running between Newton Abbot / Plymouth and Penzance.
- Buses are running non-stop between Bristol Parkway and Plymouth.
- Passengers travelling to/from Taunton, Tiverton Parkway, Exeter St Davids, Newton Abbot, Torquay and Paignton should use First Great Western services to travel to/from Bristol Temple Meads to connect with CrossCountry services
- Passengers travelling to/from Totnes should travel via Newton Abbot and use alternative arrangements provided by First Great Western to travel to/from Bristol Temple Meads to connect with CrossCountry services
- Passengers holding Advance tickets from or to stations West of Bristol may travel on earlier or later trains.
CrossCountry have the following special ticket arrangements in place between 10 February and 31 May 2014:
- CrossCountry Advance tickets to or from Exeter will be valid for travel to/from any station west of Exeter at no additional cost. This means if you are travelling to/from stations west of Exeter to/from other locations on the CrossCountry network within these dates, you only need to purchase a CrossCountry Advance ticket to/from Exeter St Davids.
- These special arrangements for journeys west of Exeter will be valid on services operated by both CrossCountry and First Great Western for holders of Advance tickets routed ‘XC ONLY’ or ‘XC & CONNECTIONS'
- Journeys wholly west of Exeter (e.g. Penzance to Plymouth) are not covered by this arrangement and you will need to purchase a ticket as rail services are operating.
Alternative routes where tickets will be accepted
First Great Western and CrossCountry have mutual ticket acceptance between Exeter St Davids and Penzance.