• Planned Service Alterations

    At times it is unavoidable that Network Rail infrastructure improvement works may affect some of our services, meaning alterations to the scheduled timetables. Arriva Trains Wales and Network Rail apologise for any inconvenience that these temporary alterations may cause.

    We advise passengers intending to travel to enquire before starting their journey for full details of altered trains, onward connections and additional road transport. Details of alterations can be obtained below or from your local staffed booking office.

    For details on Planned Service Alterations and changes to timetables on other train operators can be found by contacting National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 or by visiting www.nationalrail.co.uk.

    Please note: It is regretted that dogs (except guide dogs), cycles, prams and large items of luggage cannot be conveyed on replacement road coach services. 

    Engineering Works Map  
    January 2015 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
    February 2015 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

No trains to Manchester Airport until Monday 9 February

Start:
17/01/2015 00:00:00
End
09/02/2015 02:00:00

Network Rail are investing over £1bn in the railway across the north of England and as part of this Manchester Airport is being upgraded. This will allow more services and a better access to the airport.

The upgrade includes, a fourth platform being built with new track work and signalling also being installed. Most of the work has been carried out with little disruption to passengers but to complete the platform work and install the new track and signalling there is no alternative but to close the station.  As a result, there will be no trains to / from Manchester Airport.

Arriva Trains Wales and First TransPennine Express

Buses will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

The Blackpool North to Manchester Airport First TransPennine services will terminate / start at Wilmslow and call at Heald Green.

Northern Rail

Passengers to and from Manchester Airport should use connecting buses between Heald Green and Manchester Airport. Some trains will start and terminate at Manchester Piccadilly, with the Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport service amended to run between Manchester Piccadilly and Wilmslow.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

All routes to / from Manchester Airport


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 26 to Friday 30 January 2015

Start:
26/01/2015 00:00:00
End
30/01/2015 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Arriva Trains Wales network. The following trains are amended:

Monday to Thursday 

The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen service is diverted between Neath and Swansea. Passengers for intermediate stations should connect into the replacement bus service between Neath and Carmarthen.

The 22:15 Maesteg to Cheltenham Spa service is replaced by a bus between Newport and Cheltenham Spa.

The 22:18 Penarth to Rhymney service is replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Rhymney.

The 22:49 Penarth to Ystrad Mynach service is replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Ystrad Mynach.  

The 23:00 Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central service will not run.

Tuesday to Friday

The 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Swansea service will be replaced by a bus between Llanelli and Swansea. 

The 04:31 Swansea to Shrewsbury service is replaced by a bus between Swansea and Llanelli. The bus will depart Swansea at the earlier time of 04:17 to connect into the train.

The 04:35 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly service will be retimed to depart Cardiff Central at the earlier time of 04:30.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes


Amended service between Hereford and Cardiff Central after 22:40 on Sunday 1 February 2015

Start:
01/02/2015 00:00:00
End
01/02/2015 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Hereford and Cardiff Central from approximately 22:40 with various line closures.

The 20:30 Manchester Picadilly to Cardiff Central service is replaced by a bus between Hereford and Cardiff Central.

The 21:15 Carmarthen to Hereford service starts at Cardiff Central and terminates at Newport. A replacement bus will run between Newport and Hereford.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Between Manchester Piccadilly and Cardiff Central / Carmarthen


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Swansea on Sunday 1 February 2015

Start:
01/02/2015 00:00:00
End
01/02/2015 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Swansea closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Swansea with extended journey times of approximately 60 minutes.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner 

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly and Carmarthen / Milford Haven / Fishguard Harbour. 

First Great Western between London Paddington and Swansea / Carmarthen.


Amended service between Cardiff Central and Rhymney until 11:00 on Sunday 1 February 2015

Start:
01/02/2015 00:00:00
End
01/02/2015 12:00:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Rhymney until 11:00 with various line closures.

Until 11:00, a replacement bus service will operate between Cardiff Central and Radyr. Trains will be diverted via the City Line connecting into and out of the replacement bus service. There will be no train service between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay until after 11:00.

Buses will also replace trains between Cardiff Central and Heath High Level connecting into and out of trains between Heath High Level and Rhymney.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Between Cardiff Central and Rhymney


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 2 to Friday 6 February 2015

Start:
02/02/2015 00:00:00
End
06/02/2015 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Arriva Trains Wales network with the following trains amended:

Monday to Thursday

19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen will be diverted and not call at Pontyclun, Llanharan and Pencoed, a bus will run from Cardiff Central to Bridgend calling at stations normally served by the train.

19:34 Cardiff Central to Holyhead, 21:36 Crewe to Holyhead, 22:52 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead, buses replaces train between Llandudno Junction and Holyhead.    

Tuesday to Friday    

04:24 Holyhead to Cardiff Central will start from Llandudno Junction at 05:15, passengers from Holyhead and Bangor should travel on the 04:48 (Virgin Trains) from Holyhead and change at Chester for services to Cardiff Central.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:
Some Arriva Trains Wales routes

Amended service between Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street / Cardiff Bay on Sunday 8 February 2015

Start:
08/02/2015 00:00:00
End
08/02/2015 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street / Cardiff Bay with various line closures.

Until 11:40 buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Heath High Level and also between Cardiff Central and Radyr. 

No trains will run between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Central, passengers should travel on the Cardiff Bay bus service.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Some routes to / from Cardiff Central


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central / Newport and Hereford after 22:40 on Sunday 8 February 2015

Start:
08/02/2015 00:00:00
End
08/02/2015 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Hereford with some lines closed.

20:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central, bus replaces train between Hereford and Cardiff Central. 

21:15 Carmarthen to Hereford, bus replaces train between Newport and Hereford.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner 

Routes Affected:

Between Manchester Piccadilly / Hereford and Cardiff Central / Carmarthen


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Swansea on Sunday 8 February 2015

Start:
08/02/2015 00:00:00
End
08/02/2015 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Swansea with various line closures.

Arriva Trains Wales

Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Bridgend / Swansea.

First Great Western

Until 13:00 buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Swansea, passengers should use Arriva Trains Wales service to Carmarthen.

After 13:00 an amended train service will run with buses replacing trains between Bridgend and Swansea.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner 

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly / Shrewsbury / Hereford / Newport / Cardiff Central and Carmarthen / Milford Harbour / Fishguard Harbour.

First Great Western between London Paddington and Swansea / Carmarthen.


Amended service between Chester and Flint / Wrexham General until 16:30 on Sunday 8 February 2015

Start:
08/02/2015 00:00:00
End
08/02/2015 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Chester and Flint / Wrexham General with all lines closed.

Arriva Trains Wales

Buses replace trains between Chester and Rhyl / Wrexham General.

Virgin Trains

Passengers should use Arriva Trains Wales services between Chester and Holyhead. 

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Holyhead / Chester and Wrexham General / Birmingham International / Cardiff Central.

Virgin Trains between Holyhead and London Euston.


Late night diverted Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 9 to Thursday 12 February 2015

Start:
09/02/2015 00:00:00
End
13/02/2015 02:00:00

Each night between 23:15 and 0600, engineering work is taking place between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly at various locations closing some lines.

Trains are diverted between Warrington Bank Quay and Chester and will not call at Runcorn East, Frodsham and Helsby.

Buses will run between Warrington Bank Quay and Chester calling at these stations.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Between Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street and Chester / Holyhead


Buses replace trains between Wrexham General and Chester on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 February 2015

Start:
14/02/2015 00:01:00
End
15/02/2015 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Wrexham General and Chester closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Wrexham General and Chester.


Planning your Journey

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Routes Affected:

Between Birmingham International / Birmingham New Street / Cardiff Central / Shrewsbury / Wolverhampton / Maesteg / Wrexham General and Holyhead / Llandudno Junction / Chester / Manchester Piccadilly


Buses replace trains between Swansea and Carmarthen on Sunday 15 February 2015

Start:
15/02/2015 00:00:00
End
15/02/2015 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Swansea and Llanelli, closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Swansea and Carmarthen.

First Great Western services will run earlier than usual to maintain the bus connections at Swansea.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly and Milford Haven

First Great Western between London Paddington and Carmarthen


Amended service between Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street / Cardiff Bay on Sunday 15 February 2015

Start:
15/02/2015 00:01:00
End
15/02/2015 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street / Cardiff Bay with various line closures.

Until 11:40 buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Heath High Level and also between Cardiff Central and Radyr. 

Until 12:00 no trains will run between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Central, passengers should travel on the Cardiff Bay bus service.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Some routes to / from Cardiff Central


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 16 to Friday 20 February 2015

Start:
16/02/2015 00:00:00
End
20/02/2015 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Arriva Trains Wales network with the following trains amended:

Monday to Thursday

The 21:54 Aberdare to Penarth service will be replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Penarth.

The 22:42 Bridgend to Cardiff Central service will be diverted via Pontyclun. A bus service will run between Bridgend and Cardiff Central via Barry.

The 23:14 Radyr to Barry Island service will be replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Barry Island.

The 23:26 Penarth to Cardiff Central service will be replaced by a bus.

The 21:17 Cardiff Central to Chester service will be replaced by a bus between Crewe and Chester.

The 22:55 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service will run between Birmingham New Street and Crewe only. Passengers are advised to travel earlier to Crewe to connect with a replacement bus to Chester at 23:35. The bus service connects with an additional train service from Chester to Holyhead.

The 23:27 Crewe to Chester service will be replaced by a bus.

The 22:15 Maesteg to Gloucester service will be replaced by a bus between Newport and Gloucester.

Tuesday to Friday

The 04:22 Chester to Birmingham New Street service will be replaced by a bus between Chester and Crewe.

The 05:16 Barry Island to Caerphilly service will run between Cardiff Central and Caerphilly only.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

 

Routes Affected:

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes


Buses replace trains between Wrexham General and Chester on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 February 2015

Start:
21/02/2015 00:00:00
End
22/02/2015 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Wrexham General and Chester closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Wrexham General and Chester.

Some trains will be diverted between Shrewsbury and Chester via Crewe.

Planning your Journey 

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Routes Affected:

Trains between Birmingham International and Holyhead.


Buses replace trains between Llandrindod and Llandovery on Sunday 22 February 2015

Start:
22/02/2015 00:00:00
End
22/02/2015 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Llandrindod and Llandovery closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Llandrindod and Llandovery connecting into and out of trains to Swansea and Shrewsbury.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Between Shrewsbury and Swansea (Heart of Wales line)


Amended Valley Line services on Sunday 22 February 2015

Start:
22/02/2015 00:00:00
End
22/02/2015 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street closing the line.

There will be no train services between Cardiff Central and Heath High Level on the Rhymney line and between Cardiff Central and Radyr on the Treherbert, Merthyr Tydfil and Aberdare lines. A replacement bus service will be in operation.

There will be be a train service between Ninian Park and Barry Island. Passengers will connect into / out of this service on a bus service between Cardiff Central and Cogan. A replacement bus service will be in operation between Cardiff Central and Penarth and Bridgend all day. 

There will be no train services between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Central all day, passengers should travel on the Cardiff Bay bus service.

Planning your Journey

For full details of all other changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Valley Lines


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 23 to Friday 27 February 2015

Start:
23/02/2015 00:00:00
End
27/02/2015 06:00:00

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Arriva Trains Wales network with the following trains amended:

Monday to Thursday

19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen is diverted and will not call at stations between Port Talbot Parkway and Swansea. A bus will run between Port Talbot Parkway and Carmarthen call at all stations.

21:09 Pembroke Dock to Swansea is replaced by a bus between Llanelli and Swansea.

23:45 Swansea to Fishguard Harbour is replaced by a bus between Llanelli and Fishguard Harbour.

21:42 Bridgend to Aberdare will terminate at Cardiff Central. For forward travel passengers should use the 22:46 Cardiff central to Pontypridd then replacement bus service forward to Aberdare.

21:56 Barry Island to Merthyr Tydfil is replaced by a bus between Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil.

22:44 Barry Island to Pontypridd is replace by a bus between Radyr and Pontypridd.

Tuesday to Friday

01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Swansea is replaced by a bus between Llanelli and Swansea.

04:17 Swansea to Shrewsbury is replaced by a bus between Swansea and Llanelli.

05:03 Carmarthen to Manchester Piccadilly will depart Carmarthen at 05:00.

05:45 Swansea to Pembroke Dock is replaced by a bus between Swansea and Llanelli.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes


No trains at Cardiff Queen Street on Sunday 1 March 2015

Start:
01/03/2015 00:00:00
End
01/03/2015 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place in the Cardiff area, closing the lines between Cardiff Central and Radyr (via Cathays) / Heath High Level / Penarth.

Trains between Barry Island and Treherbert / Aberdare (via Cathays) will be replaced by buses between Cardiff Central and Radyr.

Trains between Barry Island / Bridgend and Merthyr Tydfil (via Cathays) will be replaced by buses between Cardiff Central and Radyr.

Trains are still able to run between Cardiff Central and Radyr via Ninian Park and some services between Cardiff Central and Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil will be diverted via this route.

Trains between Barry Island and Rhymney will be replaced by buses between Cardiff Central and Heath High Level.

Buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Penarth.

Trains between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay will not run.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Between Barry Island and Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil / Rhymney, Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay and between Cardiff Central and Penarth


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services each night from Monday 2 to Thursday 5 March 2015

Start:
02/03/2015 18:00:00
End
06/03/2015 03:00:00

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Arriva Trains Wales network. with the following trains amended:

Monday - Thursday

20:17 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly is replaced by a bus between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly.

22:35 Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury will be diverted and will not call at Wilmslow. A replacement bus will run from Stockport to Crewe calling at Wilmslow.

Planning your journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner  

Routes Affected:

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes


Amended service between Reading and Didcot Parkway from 21:30 on Saturday 7 March until Sunday 8 March 2015

Start:
07/03/2015 00:00:00
End
08/03/2015 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Didcot Parkway, closing some lines.

From 21:30 on Saturday and all day on Sunday, trains between Reading and Didcot Parkway will be retimed to run slightly later than usual, extending journey times by up to 5 minutes.

Planning your journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner.

Routes Affected:

CrossCountry between Southampton Central / Bournemouth and Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street

First Great Western between London Paddington and Oxford / Worcester Shrub Hill / Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads


Buses replace trains between Lincoln Central and Newark North Gate / Newark Castle on Saturday 7 March 2015

Start:
07/03/2015 00:00:00
End
07/03/2015 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Collingham and Newark North Gate / Newark Castle closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Lincoln Central and Newark North Gate / Newark Castle.

Trains between Lincoln Central and London St Pancras International will only run between Nottingham and London St Pancras International.

Planning your journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Between Cleethorpes and Nottingham; Lincoln Central and Newark North Gate and between London St Pancras International and Lincoln


Amended service between Shrewsbury and Chester after 22:00 on Sunday 8 March 2015

Start:
08/03/2015 00:00:00
End
08/03/2015 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Shrewsbury and Chester with various line closures.

21:04 Cardiff Central to Chester and the 21:08 Birmingham International to Chester will be diverted via Wrexham General, a connecting bus will run from Shrewsbury to Chester calling at stations normally served by the train. Passengers from Crewe to Chester should travel on the retimed 22:40 Birmingham International to Holyhead service.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Between Cardiff Central and Chester and also between Birmingham International and Chester / Holyhead 


Amended service between Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street / Cardiff Bay on Sunday 08 March 2015

Start:
08/03/2015 00:00:00
End
08/03/2015 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Rhymney with various line closures.

Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Radyr. Trains will be diverted via the City Line connecting to the replacement bus service.

No trains between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay.

Until 12:00 buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Rhymney. After 12:00 buses will run between Cardiff Central and Heath High Level, a train will run between Heath High Level and Rhymney.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Some routes to / from Cardiff Central


Amended service between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway until midday on Sunday 8 March 2014

Start:
08/03/2015 00:00:00
End
08/03/2015 12:00:00

Engineering work will be taking place between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale closing part of the line until midday. 

Trains between Cardiff and and Ebbw Vale Parkway will be diverted and instead run between Newport and Ebbw Vale Parkway.  A replacement bus service will run between Cardiff Central and Pye Corner.

Planning your journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale


Buses replace trains between Swansea and Carmarthen on Sunday 8 March 2015

Start:
08/03/2015 00:00:00
End
08/03/2015 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Swansea and Carmarthen, closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Swansea and Carmarthen.

Planning your journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly and Milford Haven

First Great Western between London Paddington and Carmarthen


Buses replace trains between Shotton High Level and Birkenhead North on Sunday 8 March 2015

Start:
08/03/2015 00:00:00
End
08/03/2015 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Hawarden Bridge and Bidston closing the line.

Replacement buses will operate between Shotton High Level and Birkenhead North.

Journey Planner

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Between Wrexham Central and Bidston


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 9 to Friday 13 March 2015

Start:
09/03/2015 00:00:00
End
13/03/2015 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Arriva Trains Wales network with the following trains amended:

Monday to Thursday

The 22:20 Penarth to Rhymney service will be replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Rhymney.

The 22:45 Cardiff Central to Pontypridd service will be diverted via Ninian Park. A bus will run between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd via Cathays.

The 22:50 Penarth to Ystrad Mynach will be replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Ystrad Mynach.

The 23:14 Radyr to Barry Island service will be replaced by a bus between Radyr and Cardiff Central. The bus journey will be extended to Barry Island however, will stop to set down only between Cardiff Central and Barry Island.

After 23:00, trains will not run between Cardiff Quessn Street and Cardiff Bay.

Tuesday to Friday

The 04:35 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly service will leave 5 minutes earlier than usual at 04:30.

Planning your journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes


Amended service between Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street / Cardiff Bay until 17:00 Sunday 15 March 2015

Start:
15/03/2015 00:00:00
End
15/03/2015 23:00:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Rhymney with various line closures until 17:00.

Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Radyr. Trains will be diverted via the City Line connecting to the replacement bus service.

Trains will not run between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay.

Buses will run between Cardiff Central and Heath High Level, a train will run between Heath High Level and Rhymney.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Some routes to / from Cardiff Central


Buses replace trains between Hereford and Chester from 22:50 on Sunday 15 March 2015

Start:
15/03/2015 00:00:00
End
15/03/2015 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Hereford and Chester closing the line.

The 20:30 Manchester to Cardiff Central service will terminate at Shrewsbury. A replacement bus will run from Shrewsbury to Hereford to connect with the 00:36 Hereford to Cardiff Central train service.

The 21:04 Cardiff Central to Chester service will terminate at Hereford. A replacement bus will run from Hereford to Chester.

An additional 23:19 train service from Shrewsbury to Chester will call at stations via Crewe.

Journey Planner

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Trains between Cardiff Central and Shrewsbury / Chester


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 16 to Thursday 19 March 2015

Start:
16/03/2015 00:00:00
End
19/03/2015 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Arriva Trains Wales network with the following trains amended:

The 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly service will terminate at Chester. A replacement bus will run from Chester to Manchester Piccadilly.

The 00:25 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester will not run. A bus will replace this service.

The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen service will be diverted and will not call at Pontyclun, Llanharan and Pencoed. These stations will be served by a replacement bus.

Planning your journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes


Engineering work affecting London Underground on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 March 2015

Start:
21/03/2015 00:00:00
End
22/03/2015 23:59:00

District Line

All weekend, no trains will run between Eals Court and Wimbledon. Because of this Because of this there is no interchange at West Brompton and Wimbledon.

Planning your Journey

For more information, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner 

Routes Affected:

District Line

 

 


Buses replace trains between Shrewsbury and Hereford after 22:00 on Sunday 22 March 2015

Start:
22/03/2015 00:00:00
End
23/03/2015 02:00:00

Engineering work is taking place between Hereford and Shrewsbury / Chester, with some lines closed.

The 20:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central service will terminate at Shrewsbury. A replacement bus will run from Shrewsbury to Hereford where there will be an additional train service at 00:36 to Cardiff Central (set down only).

The 21:04 Cardiff Central to Chester service will terminate at Hereford. A replacement bus will run from Hereford to Chester (set down only).

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Trains between Manchester Piccadilly / Chester and Cardiff Central


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Radyr / Cogan until 17:00 on Sunday 22 March

Start:
22/03/2015 00:00:00
End
22/03/2015 19:00:00

Engineering work is taking place in the Cardiff Central area, closing some lines.

Until 17:00 buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Radyr and also between Cardiff Central and Cogan. Some bus will be extended to run to / from Penarth.

Journey Planner

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Routes Affected:

Some routes to / from Cardiff Central


Buses replace trains between Ebbw Vale Parkway and Cardiff Central until 15:30 on Sunday 22 March 2015

Start:
22/03/2015 00:01:00
End
22/03/2015 17:30:00

Engineering work is taking place in the Cardiff area closing some lines.

Until approximately 15:30 buses replace trains between Ebbw Vale Parkway and Cardiff Central.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Between Ebbw Vale Parkway and Cardiff Central


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 23 to Friday 27 March 2015

Start:
23/03/2015 18:00:00
End
27/03/2015 07:00:00

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Arriva Trains Wales network with the following trains amended:

Monday to Thursday

20:35, 21:35 and 23:05 Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale Parkway are replaced by buses.

21:40 and 22:40 Ebbw Vale Parkway to Cardiff Central are replaced by buses.

21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will be diverted and not call at stations between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly.

22:12 and 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester will be diverted and not call at Runcorn East, Frodsham or Helsby. Buses will run from Warrington Bank Quay to Chester, calling at Runcorn East, Frodsham and Helsby.

Tuesday to Friday

00:32 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester departs at 00:50 and is diverted.

03:36 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly departs at 03:26 and is diverted.

Planning your journey

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Routes Affected:

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend via Rhoose on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 March 2015

Start:
28/03/2015 00:00:00
End
30/03/2015 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend via Rhoose closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend via Rhoose.

As a result of this engineering work trains will not run between Cardiff Central and Coryton. Passengers should use local buses between Cardiff Central and Coryton.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Between Cardiff Central and Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend via Rhoose


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 30 March to Friday 3 April 2015

Start:
30/03/2015 01:00:00
End
04/04/2015 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place across the Arriva Trains Wales with the following trains amended:

Monday to Thursday

22:28 Chester to Wolverhampton will start at Shrewsbury. Passengers from Chester should travel on the replacement bus service calling at all stations to Wolverhampton.

21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will depart Shrewsbury at an earlier time of 22:22 and will divert via Crewe, not calling at stations between Shrewsbury and Chester. Passengers for these stations are advised to use the replacement bus service from Shrewsbury calling at all stations to Chester.

23:37 Shrewsbury to Chester will not run and will be replaced by a bus.

22:15 Maesteg to Gloucester is replaced by a bus between Newport and Gloucester.

Monday to Friday

19:34 Cardiff Central to Holyhead, 21:36 Crewe to Holyhead and 22:52 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead are replaced by buses between Llandudno Junction and Holyhead.

04:24 Holyhead to Cardiff Central will start at Llandudno Junction. Passengers from Holyhead and Bangor should use 04:48 Virgin Trains service from Holyhead to connect with with the Cardiff service.

21:54 Aberdare to Penarth will be replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Penarth.

22:42 Bridgend to Cardiff Central will be diverted via Pontyclun. A replacement bus will operate for stations between Bridgend and Cardiff Central via Barry.

23:14 Radyr to Barry Island will be replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Barry Island.

05:16 Barry Island to Caerphilly will start at Cardiff Central.

Planning your Journey

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Routes Affected:

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd until 12:30 on Sunday 5 April 2015

Start:
05/04/2015 01:00:00
End
05/04/2015 14:00:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd.

Planning your Journey

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Routes Affected:

Between Cardiff Central and Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil


Amended 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central on Sunday 5 April 2015

Start:
05/04/2015 01:00:00
End
05/04/2015 07:00:00

Engineering work is taking place between Carmarthen and Cardiff Central closing the line.

01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central, is replaced by a bus between Carmarthen and Cardiff Central.

Planning your Journey

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Routes Affected:

 Between Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 6 until Thursday 9 April

Start:
06/04/2015 01:00:00
End
10/04/2015 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place on some parts of the Arriva Trains Wales network with the following trains amended:

21:42 Bridgend to Aberdare will terminate at Cardiff Central. Passengers for onward stations should travel on the 22:46 Cardiff Central to Pontypridd and change on to a connecting bus for Aberdare.

22:39 Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff Central will be replaced by a bus between Pontypridd and Cardiff Central.

22:45 Barry Island to Pontypridd will be replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd.

22:55 Cardiff Central to Radyr will be replaced by a bus.

23:14 Radyr to Barry Island will be replaced by a bus between Radyr and Cardiff Central.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes


Amended 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 April

Start:
08/04/2015 01:00:00
End
10/04/2015 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between in the Northampton are with all lines closed.

The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston will be diverted and not call at Northampton, a connecting bus will run from Rugby to Northampton. 

Planning your journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:
Between Wolverhampton and London Euston

Amended service via Carmarthen from 23:30 on Saturday 11 to 09:25 on Sunday 11 April 2015

Start:
12/04/2015 00:00:00
End
12/04/2015 11:00:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff and Carmarthen with various line closures.

23:45 (Saturday) Swansea to Fishguard Harbour, bus replaces train between Carmarthen and Fishguard Harbour.

01:48 (Sunday) Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central , bus replaces train throughout.

02:50 (Sunday) (bus) Carmarthen to Swansea is retimed to depart Carmarthen at 03:30. 

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Between Cardiff Central and Fishguard Harbour.


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 13 to Friday 17 April

Start:
13/04/2015 01:00:00
End
18/04/2015 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Arriva Trains Wales network with the following trains amended:

Monday to Thursday 

21:35 and 23:05 Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale Parkway and 21:39, 22:39 Ebbw Vale Parkway to Cardiff Central, buses replace trains throughout.

21:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Bridgend, bus replaces train between Barry and Bridgend.

Monday to Friday

21:17 Cardiff Central to Chester, bus replaces train between Crewe and Chester.

22:55 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead, bus replaces train between Crewe and Chester to connect with onward rail service.

23:27 Crewe to Chester, bus replaces train throughout.

Tuesday to Friday

04:22 Chester to Birmingham New Street, earlier bus replaces train from Chester to Crewe.

04:55 Chester to Crewe will not run, passengers should travel on the 04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe.

Planning your journey

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Routes Affected:

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend via Rhoose on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 April

Start:
18/04/2015 01:00:00
End
20/04/2015 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend via Rhoose closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend via Rhoose.

As a result of this engineering work trains will not run between Cardiff Central and Coryton. Passengers should use local buses between Cardiff Central and Coryton.

The Cardiff Bay service will operate as normal.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend via Rhoose


Amended service via Carmarthen from 23:30 on Saturday 18 until 09:00 on Sunday 19 April 2015

Start:
18/04/2015 01:00:00
End
20/04/2015 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff and Carmarthen with various line closures.

23:45 (Saturday) Swansea to Fishguard Harbour, bus replaces train between Carmarthen and Fishguard Harbour.

01:48 (Sunday) Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central , bus replaces train throughout.

02:50 (Sunday) (bus) Carmarthen to Swansea is retimed to depart Carmarthen at 03:30. 

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Between Cardiff Central and Fishguard Harbour