Network Rail will undertake essential maintenance work between Swansea, Gowerton and Llanelli, between Sunday 24 March and Sunday 7 April 2013.
This work is due to the replacement of the Loughor railway bridge and improvements to the rail infrastructure. No trains will operate between Swansea, Gowerton and Llanelli in either direction during this period.
Most trains operating between West Wales, Cardiff and Manchester will be diverted and will not call at Gowerton, Swansea and Neath in either direction. Please see the detailed timetables below for Sundays to Fridays and the separate one for Saturdays.
Details of these changes, including connections, can be found in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner.
Between Swansea and LlanelliPassengers travel on replacement bus service (see timetables below)
Between Port Talbot Parkway, Swansea and LlanelliMost services between Cardiff and West Wales in both directions will diverted between Port Talbot Parkway and Llanelli and trains will not call at Neath, Swansea and Gowerton.Passengers on these services for intermediate stations, please travel on either the replacement bus service, First Great Western services or additional services between Cardiff Central and Swansea.
From West Wales Some services operating between Pembroke Dock, Milford Haven, Fishguard Harbour and Swansea will terminate or start from Carmarthen.Monday to Saturday service frequency will be reduced.
Heart of Wales ServiceBus replacement service between Swansea and Llanelli in both directions.For all services, passengers may need to travel earlier to maintain connections.
Timetable for Monday to Friday (Excel Document)
Timetable for Saturdays (Excel Document)
Timetable for Sundays (Excel Document)
These timetables changes are also on display at stations on the affected routes and on our online booking engine.
Services on the South to West Wales mainline are likely to be busy due to events in Swansea and Cardiff on 30th March 2013 due to:
If you are planning to travel to these events by train, please allow plenty of time for your journey. Further travel advice will be available on the Arriva Trains Wales website in March.