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Reduced service between Plymouth and Penzance from Tuesday 27 February to Sunday 10 March 

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Engineering work details

Starts 27 Feb 2024 to 10 Mar 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

All routes via Plymouth and

Great Western Railway between Truro and Falmouth Docks


Engineering work is taking place between St Austell and St Erth and between Truro and Falmouth, closing all lines.


No trains will run between Plymouth and Penzance. You should use Great Western Railway replacement bus services between these stations.

Great Western Railway:

An amended timetable will be in operation, most trains will start / terminate at Plymouth, a limited service will extend to St Austell.

A rail shuttle service will operate (half-hourly) between St Erth and Penzance. (St Erth - St Ives trains will operate normally).

Replacement buses will operate between St Austell and Penzance:

(Hourly) Calling St Erth and Penzance.

(Hourly) Calling Truro, Redruth, Camborne, Hayle, St Erth and Penzance.

At St Erth:

Buses from St Austell to Penzance will stop to set down only; buses from Penzance to St Austell will stop to pick up only.

Trains between Truro and Falmouth Docks will not run and will be replaced by buses throughout.

Buses will operate half-hourly and will call all stations, except that for most of the day Perranwell will be served on an hourly basis only.

Tuesday to Friday:

21:45 Penzance to London Paddington “Night Riviera” Sleeper service will start Plymouth.

23:45 London Paddington to Penzance “Night Riviera” Sleeper service will terminate Plymouth.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Please be advised that, on occasion, replacement vehicles may be busier than usual, and you should allow extra time for your journey.