Railway closed between Plymouth and Liskeard

Published: 23 February 2024

23 February 2024

1400 to 1800 Railway closed between Plymouth and Liskeard

You may have seen in the news in recent days about the unexploded wartime bomb found in Plymouth. As a result, the emergency services will be closing the railway between Plymouth and Liskeard this afternoon (23 February) between 1400 and 1800 to remove the device from its current location.


Those travelling towards Devon and Cornwall are advised to avoid attempting to travel beyond Plymouth and to delay their journey. Those travelling from Cornwall are advised to avoid attempting to travel beyond Liskeard and to delay their journey. The removal of the device will also impact the road network in the area, affecting the ability to provide replacement road transport. 


To help those who have already purchased tickets, tickets for travel today through the affected area will be valid later today and up to and including Saturday 24 February. Customers will also be able to claim Delay Repay compensation at https://www.gwr.com/help-and-support/refunds-and-compensation/delay-repay.  


The line closure may also affect services immediately before and afterwards and customers are advised to check their journey before travelling to avoid being caught out. 


We've posted on social media as well as issuing a media release here: https://news.gwr.com/news/rail-customers-advised-to-not-attempt-to-travel-beyond-plymouth-between-1400-and-1800.


For the latest travel advice, customers should visit www.gwr.com/check or through our X (formerly Twitter) account at www.x.com/gwrhelp



Thomas Lydon | Public Affairs Manager | Great Western Railway
Milford House | 1 Milford Street | Swindon | SN1 1HL
E: Thomas.Lydon@GWR.com