Service alteration details

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Find out details about how services are running and be informed on any disruption on your journey.

Line is now open between Exeter St Davids and Penzance

Incident created
03/02/2014 08:55
Last updated
05/04/2014 05:49
Route affected
Download map of route afected Route between Exeter St Davids, Newton Abbot, Plymouth and Penzance
TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Major damage was caused by the poor weather and rough seas in early February to parts of the track and sea wall at Dawlish. Work has now been completed and the line is open.

To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Pictures of the original damage can be seen on our Facebook page here. Some images of the repair work are available on the following links:


There are more pictures available on the First Great Western and Network Rail websites.

A time lapse video from Network Rail is available here, showing the progress made to re-open the line since the original damage in February.

You can follow this incident and get the latest updates by using Twitter hashtag: #Dawlish

First Great Western are offering discounted fares to customers travelling on its services affected by the closure of the railway at Dawlish until and including today, Saturday 5 April. 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.

Travelling between Bristol Temple Meads and Exeter St Davids?

There is an amended service between Bristol and Exeter because of disruption between Bridgwater and Taunton. More information is available here.