Network Rail need to replace the bridge over the railway line in Livermead, next to Wheatridge Lane. Diversions will be in place and the works will run into the beginning of March.

All residents who live in the immediate area have been sent a letter by Network Rail

Timescales

Torbay Road, from Cockington Lane, has been closed from Monday 3 January and now will re-open on Friday 8 April. Initially the project as was due to finish in March but this has now been extended due to the need to relocate utilities and delays with the construction and delivery of the new bridge structure.  You can read more about this delay on Network Rail’s webpage.

Network Rail will be working around the railway track between the hours of 7am and 6pm as well as on the track during 12am and 5am when no trains are running.

Diversions

As Torbay Road is a busy road between Torquay and Paignton, and to ensure that the residents living around the work are not impacted by increased traffic because of the road closure, if you are travelling from Torquay to Paignton the main diversion will be from the seafront up The Avenue, Shiphay Lane and along the ring road. The signs will direct you down Marldon Road into Paignton. This will be in reverse from Paignton to Torquay.

We ask that you only use the streets around the area of the bridge, like Wheatridge Lane, Cockington Lane etc. only if you need to gain access to properties and businesses in that area. Please use the main diversion as the preferred route.

If you are walking around the area, the diversion for pedestrians is from Torquay, walk along Cockington Lane under the railway bridge and then turn left onto Underhill Road, along Livermead Hill and onto Wheatridge Lane. If walking from Paignton, walk along Wheatridge Lane, Livermead Hill onto Underhill Road and then turn right onto Cockington Lane.

Contact details

If you have any questions or concerns about the rail work taking place, please call our 24-hour National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41 or visitwww.networkrail.co.uk/contactus.

Bus Services during road closures

The diversions for busses will stay in place until the road reopens at the beginning of April.

Route Direction Change to service Further notes
12 Stagecoach Paignton to Torquay Will run from Brixham - Paignton - Preston via Preston Down Road, Hellevoetsluis Way, Marldon Road/Shiphay Avenue/Shiphay Lane, Newton Road, Avenue Road, Kings Drive turning right to serve Torquay Station and re-join Torbay Road continuing usual service from the Grand Hotel to Torquay and Newton Abbot. This service will stop additionally at Newton Road/Shiphay Lane and at Avenue Road (Bancourt Hotel) to allow passengers to alight. Journey times will be longer than usual due to the length of the diversion route. On the weekends of 8/9 January 2022 and 15/16 January 2022 this service will operate as the rail replacement service during the closure of the railway between Newton Abbot and Paignton. This service will additionally stop at Avenue Road/Cleveland Road to allow passengers to alight for Torre Station.
12 Stagecoach Torquay to Paignton Will run from Torquay - Paignton via Torbay Road turning right at Rathmore Road to serve Torquay Station then will follow the diversion route along Hennapyn Road, Old Mill Road, Underhill Road, Livermead Hill, Wheatridge Lane and re-join Torbay Road continuing usual service from Preston to Paignton. A new bus stop will be introduced near the Grand Hotel to allow passengers to alight for Torquay Station. Delays may occur due to congestion along the diversion route around Wheatridge Lane, Underhill Road and Hennapyn Road.
22 Stagecoach Paignton to St Marychurch Will run from Preston via Preston Down Road, Hellevoetsluis Way, Marldon Road/Shiphay Avenue Shiphay Lane, Newton Road, Avenue Road, Kings Drive turning right to serve Torquay Station and re-join Torbay Road continuing usual service from Grand Hotel to Torquay Harbour, then Victoria Parade, Beacon Hill, Parkhill Road, Meadfoot Road and re-join to continue usual service from Torwood Street and Babbacombe Road. This service will stop additionally at Newton Road/Shiphay Lane and at Avenue Road (Bancourt Hotel) to allow passengers to alight.
22 Stagecoach St Marychurch to Paignton Will run from St.Marychurch along the usual route to Torquay Museum and the Bowling Alley and will then take the diversion route along Parkhill Road, Meadfoot Road, Parkhill Road, Beacon Hill, Victoria Parade and re-join to continue usual service from Torquay Harbour to the Grand Hotel. The service will then turn right at Rathmore Road to serve Torquay Station and then follow the diversion route along Hennapyn Road, Old Mill Road, Underhill Road, Livermead Hill, Wheatridge Lane and re-join Torbay Road continuing usual service from Preston to Paignton. A new bus stop will be introduced near the Grand Hotel to allow passengers to alight for Torquay Station. Delays may occur due to congestion along the diversion routes around Parkhill Road, Meadfoot Road, Parkhill Road, Beacon Hill and Victoria Parade. Delays may also occur due to congestion along the diversion routes around Hennapyn Road, Underhill Road and Wheatridge Lane.
GOLD Stagecoach Torquay to Totnes via Preston and Paignton With the exception of the 7:35am from Torquay to Plymouth, all other Gold services will start from and terminate in Paignton.
GOLD Stagecoach Totnes to Torquay via Paignton and Preston All Gold services will start from and terminate in Paignton.

An updated timetable will be in operation please see www.travelinesw.com or www.stagecoachbus.com for more information.

Route Direction Change to service Further notes
149 Country Bus Totnes to Torquay via Livermead Will run the usual route from Livermead to Torquay and reverse. Delays may occur due to congestion along the diversion route around Wheatridge Lane, Underhill Road and Hennapyn Road.
61 Torbay Community Development Trust Livermead to Torquay Will run the usual route from Livermead to Torquay and reverse. Delays may occur due to congestion along the diversion route around Wheatridge Lane, Underhill Road and Hennapyn Road.
National Express All Services Will run from Paignton - Torquay via Torbay Road, Kings Ash Road/Marldon Way/Hellevoetsluis Way, Marldon Road/Shiphay Avenue/Shiphay Lane, Newton Road in both directions. Delays may occur due to the additional journey time incurred using the Ring Road.