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Amended late night / early morning services between Totnes and Plymouth from Monday 4 to Friday 8 December 

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Engineering work details

Starts 04 Dec 2023 to 08 Dec 2023

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

CrossCountry between Edinburgh and Plymouth

Great Western Railway between London Paddington / Exeter St Davids and Plymouth / Penzance

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Totnes and Plymouth, closing various lines. ​​​​​​​

CrossCountry:

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 15:08 Edinburgh to Plymouth service will terminate at Taunton. A rail replacement bus service will run between Taunton and Plymouth.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 05:24 Plymouth to Edinburgh service will start from Bristol Temple Meads.

Great Western Railway:

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 18:36 London Paddington to Plymouth service will terminate at Exeter St Davids. If you are travelling beyond Exeter St Davids you should travel by earlier or later train services.

  • The 19:04 London Paddington to Plymouth service will arrive / depart Newton Abbot, Totnes and arrive Plymouth a few minutes earlier than normal.

  • The 20:03 London Paddington to Plymouth service will terminate at Totnes. A rail replacement bus service (operated by CrossCountry) will run between Taunton and Plymouth.

  • The 21:00 Penzance to Exeter St Davids service will terminate at Plymouth (and restart at Totnes). A rail replacement bus service will run between Plymouth and Exeter St Davids.

  • The 21:04 London Paddington to Plymouth service will terminate at Exeter St Davids. A rail replacement bus service will run between Exeter St Davids and Plymouth.

  • The 21:45 Penzance to London Paddington "Night Riviera" sleeper service will not run.

  • The 22:24 Plymouth to Exeter St Davids service will depart Plymouth at 22:27. Normal timings departing Totnes and beyond.

  • The 23:45 London Paddington to Penzance "Night Riviera" Sleeper service will not run.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 04:54 Plymouth to London Paddington service will start from Newton Abbot at 05:30. If you are travelling between Plymouth and Newton Abbot you should travel by alternative rail services.

  • The 05:33 Plymouth to London Paddington service will start from Totnes at 06:01. An earlier rail replacement bus service will run between Plymouth and Totnes (for customers to disembark only) to connect with the train. This bus will then continue to Exeter St Davids.

  • The 05:55 Plymouth to London Paddington service will start from Exeter St Davids. An earlier rail replacement bus service will run between Plymouth and Exeter St Davids to connect with the train.

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.