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.

Buses replace trains between Plymouth / Truro and Penzance from late on Friday 14 to Sunday 23 February

Start date
14/02/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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All CrossCountry / Great Western Railway routes to / from Penzance, including "Night Riviera" Sleeper services

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Truro and Penzance, closing all lines.


Buses will replace trains between Truro and Penzance.

Great Western Railway:

On Friday 14 February, the 19:04 London Paddington to Penzance service will terminate at Plymouth for rail connections towards Penzance. The 23:45 London Paddington to Penzance "Night Riviera" Sleeper Service (arriving Saturday morning) will terminate at Plymouth for replacement bus transport towards Penzance.

From Saturday 15 to Sunday 23 February, buses will replace trains between Truro and Penzance. A reduced train service will run between Plymouth and Truro, as some trains will be amended not to run between Plymouth and Truro.

As a result of these works, trains running between Truro and Falmouth Docks will be retimed, and will run earlier or later than usual. Customers should also note that buses will replace trains between St Erth and St Ives from Saturday 15 to Tuesday 18 February. An amended timetable will operate between Wednesday 19 and Sunday 23 February on the St Ives Bay Line.

Night Riviera Sleeper services:

Great Western Railway Sleeper services that usually run between London Paddington and Penzance will be amended to run between London Paddington and Plymouth only. Replacement buses will run between Plymouth and Penzance.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.