Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Amended service between Taunton and Plymouth on Saturday 2 March

Start date
02/03/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Edinburgh / Derby / Leeds / Aberdeen / York / Newcastle / Dundee and Plymouth, between Bristol Temple Meads / Glasgow Central and Plymouth, between Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street and Paignton

Great Western Railway between Bristol Parkway and Exeter St Davids, between Bristol Temple Meads and Penzance, and also between London Paddington and Plymouth / Exeter St Davids / Penzance

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Taunton and Tiverton Parkway, and also between Totnes and Ivybridge, closing some lines.


A 2-hourly service will operate between Exeter St Davids and Plymouth.

Great Western Railway

Trains between London Paddington and Plymouth / Penzance will be reduced to a mainly 2-hourly service, and will be diverted between Castle Cary and Exeter St Davids. These trains will NOT call at Taunton and Tiverton Parkway. Journey times will be extended between Totnes and Plymouth, resulting in most of these train start from / terminating at Plymouth.

Road transport will operate on the following routes:

  • Taunton - Tiverton Parkway
  • Tiverton Parkway - Exeter St Davids
  • Taunton - Exeter St Davids


The 22:52 Taunton - Tiverton Parkway will start from Castle Cary (rail connection at 20:03 from London Paddington).

The last bus from Taunton to Exeter St Davids will call at Tiverton Parkway.

Check before you travel:

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

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


Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.