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Amended services between Exeter St Davids and Plymouth from Monday 29 January until Friday 2 February 

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Engineering work details

Starts 29 Jan 2024 to 02 Feb 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

CrossCountry between Edinburgh and Plymouth

Great Western Railway between London Paddington an Plymouth / Penzance

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Totnes and Plymouth, closing some lines each night / morning in the area.

As a result, the following services will be amended:

CrossCountry:

Monday - Thursday:

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

Tuesday - Friday:

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

Great Western Railway:

Monday - Thursday:

  • The 18:36 and 19:04 London Paddington to Plymouth service will terminate at Exeter St Davids - A rail replacement bus will depart Exeter St Davids at 21:24

  • The 20:03 London Paddington to Plymouth service will terminate at Totnes. A rail replacement coach (provided by CrossCountry) will depart Totnes at 22:25.

  • The 21:04 London Paddington to Plymouth service will terminate at Exeter St Davids. A rail replacement bus will depart Exeter St Davids at 23:40.

  • The 21:00 Penzance to Exeter St Davids service will terminate Plymouth. A rail replacement bus will depart Plymouth at 23:15. (Please note, Totnes and Newton Abbot will be served for customers to disembark only)

Night Riviera Sleeper services:

From Monday to Thursday each night, the 23:45 London Paddington to Penzance, and the 21:45 Penzance to London Paddington service will not run.

Tuesday - Friday:

  • The 04:54 Plymouth to London Paddington service will start from Newton Abbot at 05:30.

  • The 05:33 Plymouth to London Paddington service will start from Totnes at 06:01. (Earlier road transport will run from Plymouth at 04:40 to connect with the train)

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