Planned engineering

When maintenance is being carried out, Great Western Railway services are updated in online journey planners 12 weeks in advance. If you’re planning a journey for travel on GWR services earlier than this, we recommend you check your journey details again closer to your date of travel.

However, due to the large number of engineering projects across the country as well as the introduction of many new trains and services, Network Rail may not be able to update timetables for other train companies so far in advance. It’s advisable therefore to check these services again the week before you travel.

Read more about how this affects all train companies.

Timetable changes




Looking ahead

St Budeaux Victoria Road to Gunnislake – Monday 9 to Thursday 12 December

December timetable

Don’t forget our new timetable starts on Sunday 15 December. Most of our trains will be retimed, so it’s very important you check your travel plans carefully.

To find out more please visit our December timetable page.

Christmas and New Year

Rail upgrades during the festive period may affect some journeys to or from London Paddington as well as South Wales, Gatwick Airport and Salisbury.

To find out more please visit our Christmas page.


Further work is planned in the early part of next year to upgrade parts of our rail network:

  • Truro to Penzance and St Erth to St Ives – Saturday 15 to Sunday 23 February
  • Yeovil Pen Mill to Weymouth – Saturday 15 to Saturday 22 February
  • Liskeard to Looe – Tuesday 3 to Thursday 5 March
  • Taunton to Castle Cary – Saturday 14 to Sunday 29 March
  • Crediton to Barnstaple – Monday 30 March to Sunday 5 April
  • Ash to Shalford – Friday 10 to Sunday 19 April
  • Bristol Parkway to Newport – Saturday 11 to Sunday 19 April
More details on how these upgrades might impact your journey will follow in due course.

Check your journey


In some circumstances, you may be able to get a refund on your ticket or season ticket.

Find out more