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Buses replace trains between Plymouth and Exeter St Davids from Saturday 16 to Friday 22 March 

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Engineering work details

Starts 16 Mar 2024 to 22 Mar 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

CrossCountry between Aberdeen / Glasgow Central / Dundee / Edinburgh / Newcastle / Manchester Piccadilly / Leeds / Derby / Birmingham New Street / Bristol Temple Meads and Paignton / Plymouth / Penzance

Great Western Railway between London Paddington / Cardiff Central / Gloucester / Bristol Temple Meads / Exeter St Davids and Totnes / Plymouth / Penzance


Engineering work is taking place between Exeter St Davids and Plymouth, closing some lines.


Saturday to Thursday:

Buses will replace trains between Exeter St Davids and Plymouth.

Great Western Railway:

Saturday and Sunday:

No trains will operate between Exeter St Davids and Plymouth.

Rail replacement buses will run between:

  • Tiverton Parkway and Plymouth (fast).

  • Exeter St Davids and and Plymouth, calling at Newton Abbot, Totnes and Ivybridge

  • Exeter St Davids and Newton Abbot (fast).

  • Exeter St Davids and Newton Abbot, calling at Exeter St Thomas, Marsh Barton, Starcross, Dawlish Warren, Dawlish and Teignmouth.

Monday to Friday:

Before 21:40, buses will replace trains between Totnes and Plymouth.

After 21:40 each night, replacement buses will run between Exeter St Davids and Plymouth. Additionally, last through journeys will be earlier than usual, and we would advise checking your journey.

London Paddington - Penzance Sleeper services will not run.

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.