Network Rail will be working in the East Cornwall area this March to renew two bridges on the main line between Plymouth and Penzance. They will also use the time to renew track to help our services to run more reliably.
To allow this work to take place, train services on the Cornish main line and some branch lines will be changed, with replacement buses operating on some days.
What you need to know:
train services will be affected in different ways on different dates. Check the table below for more details
replacement buses will run on various routes from Monday 1 to Friday 5 March, and then at weekends on 13/14, 20/21 and 27/28 March
check train times from February – online journey planners will not show the correct train service until early February. We’ll update this web page when everything is ready
Our travel advice:
allow plenty of time – Journeys involving replacement buses will take longer than usual. Check carefully before travelling
wear a face covering – Unless exempt, you are required to wear a face covering in order to travel on public transport. This includes replacement buses
adhere to social distancing guidelines – We’ll have markers and signs around our stations but please also take care when boarding/leaving trains and replacement buses
Trains will continue to run between Plymouth and Penzance but the frequency of services will be reduced.
hourly services will run between Plymouth and Penzance with additional trains at peak times
services that continue to run may depart at different times to normal
all trains at Lostwithiel will use Platform 2 (Penzance-bound platform)
Why is a reduced service running?
One of the two lines between Lostwithiel and Par will be closed whilst work to renew part of a bridge near Lostwithiel takes place.
As trains will not be able to pass on this section of line, we have to run a reduced service.