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 and Liskeard / Gunnislake on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 November

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CrossCountry between Aberdeen / Newcastle / Plymouth and Penzance

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

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CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Plymouth and Liskeard, resulting in the closure of some lines.


You can use rail replacement buses provided by Great Western Railway between Plymouth and Liskeard.

Great Western Railway

Buses will replace trains between Plymouth and Liskeard / Gunnislake.

Additionally on Sunday, the 21:15 Penzance to London Paddington "Night Riviera" Sleeper service will start at Plymouth. You can use alternative Great Western Railway trains / buses between Penzance and Plymouth, and should travel earlier than usual in order to maintain your connections.

Please also note that the sleeper service will contain seating only, and no beds will be available.

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.