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Amended late night / early morning services between Totnes and Plymouth from Monday 5 to Friday 9 February 

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Engineering work details

Starts 05 Feb 2024 to 09 Feb 2024

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 overnight between Totnes and Plymouth, closing all 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 will terminate at Exeter St Davids. Customers travelling beyond Exeter St Davids should travel by earlier or later rail services.

  • The 19:04 London Paddington to Plymouth will terminate at Exeter St Davids. A rail connection is available at 21:24 from Exeter St Davids to Newton Abbot, Totnes and Plymouth.

  • The 20:03 London Paddington to Plymouth will terminate at Totnes. There will be road transport (provided by CrossCountry Trains) at 22:25 from Taunton to Plymouth. This bus calls at Tiverton Parkway.

  • The 21:00 Penzance to Exeter St Davids will terminate at Plymouth (and restart at Totnes). Road transport at 23:15 from Plymouth to Ivybridge, Totnes (for customers to disembark only), Newton Abbot, (for customers to disembark only) and Exeter St Davids.

  • The 21:04 London Paddington to Plymouth will terminate at Exeter St Davids. Road transport will run at 23:40 from Exeter St Davids to Newton Abbot , Totnes, Ivybridge and Plymouth.

Night Riviera Sleeper services:

  • The 21:45 Penzance to London Paddington “Night Riviera” Sleeper service will not run.

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

Tuesday to Friday:

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

  • The 05:33 Plymouth to London Paddington will start from Totnes at 06:01. An earlier rail replacement bus service will run between Plymouth and Ivybridge / Totnes (for customers to disembark only) to connect into the train. This bus continues to Exeter St Davids arriving at 06:25.

  • The 05:55 Plymouth to London Paddington will start from Exeter St Davids at 06:52. Earlier road transport at 05:35 will run from Plymouth to 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.