Upcoming rail improvements in our area

Dec 3, 2021 | Community News

Information received from Great Western Railway:
I thought it might also help to give you some advance notice of improvement work taking place in Devon and Cornwall later this year and into 2022. I have set out details below.
There is more information at:
  • www.GWR.com/Upgrade
  • www.GWR.com/WestCornwall (for the improvement work taking place in December).
    As we get closer to the work taking place, we will be letting customers know about the temporary changes through traditional and social media, and through information on trains and at stations. Any help you can give us with that will be great, and if you do have any further questions, or pick up any concerns or queries, please feel free to pass them on.Thank you and best wishesJane Jones (Head of Public Affairs, GWR) & Toby Elliott (Head of Communication, Network Rail Western)Monday 13 to Thursday 16 December
  • ·Track renewal work will take place in the Redruth and Penzance areas
  •  Buses will replace trains between Truro and Penzance as well as between St Erith and St Ives (14-16 December only)
  •  An amended train service will continue to run between Plymouth and Truro Weekends of 8/9 and 15/16 January·
  • Bridge replacement work will take place between Newton Abbot and Paignton
  • Instead of running traditional replacement buses, tickets will be accepted on local buses between Newton Abbot and Paignton
  • Trains will run as normal between Exeter St Davids – Newton Abbot – Plymouth.
  • Friday 21 to Thursday 27 January
  • ·Buses will replace trains on the Atlantic Coast Line (Par to Newquay)
  •  Replacement buses will depart from St Austell instead of Par
  •  All weekends in February
  •  Track renewal work will take place between Exeter St Davids and Plymouth
  •  Buses will replace trains between Exeter St Davids and Plymouth with a direct service between Tiverton Parkway and Plymouth
  •  An amended timetable will operate between Plymouth and Penzance
  • Sunday 6 February
  • In addition to the above, buses will also replace trains between Exeter St Davids and Exeter Central
  • Trains will continue to run between Exeter Central and Exmouth
  • Saturday 19 to Sunday 27 February·
  • Bridge repair work will be taking place between Crediton and Yeoford
  • Buses will replace trains between Crediton and Barnstaple/Okehampton
  • Trains will continue to run between Exeter and Crediton

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