• 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
    April 2015 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
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Amended Arriva Trains Wales services each night from Monday 20 to Friday 24 April

Start:
20/04/2015 01:00:00
End
24/04/2015 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

From 21:35 each night, buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway.

From 22:15 each night, buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Rhymney.

19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen is diverted between Neath and Gowerton and will not call at Llansamlet and Swansea. A bus will run between Neath and Carmarthen calling at all stations.

Tuesday to Friday

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

04:31 Swansea to Shrewsbury 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


Amended services between Carmarthen / Swansea and Bridgend until approximately 09:00 on Sunday 26 April

Start:
26/04/2015 01:00:00
End
26/04/2015 10:00:00

Engineering work is taking place between Carmarthen, Swansea and Bridgend until approximately 09:00 closing some lines.

The Arriva Trains Wales 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central service is replaced by a bus between Carmarthen and Cardiff Central.

The First Great Western 08:10 Swansea to London Paddington service will start from Cardiff Central at 08:59. A fast bus connection will run from Swansea at 07:50 to connect into the train. There will also be a bus departing Swansea at 07:13 to Cardiff Central, calling at Neath, Port Talbot Parkway and Bridgend. Passengers travelling from Swansea to Cardiff Central are advised to use the fast 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:

Between Carmarthen / Swansea and Cardiff Central


Buses replace trains between Shrewsbury and Chester on Sunday 26 April

Start:
26/04/2015 01:00:00
End
27/04/2015 00:59:00

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

Services between Birmingham International and Chester will be diverted and will be unable to call at Gobowen, Chirk, Ruabon and Wrexham General. Replacement buses will run between Shrewsbury and Chester, calling at the affected 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 Birmingham International and Chester


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 April

Start:
27/04/2015 01:00:00
End
01/05/2015 04:00:00

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 terminates at Chester. A replacement bus will run between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen service will be diverted via the Vale of Glamorgan line. A replacement bus will operate between Cardiff Central and Bridgend.

The 21:35, 23:05 Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale Parkway and the 21:39, 22:29 Ebbw Vale Parkway to Cardiff Central services are cancelled and replaced by buses.

The 00:32 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester (Tuesday to Friday) will not run and replaced by a bus.

Planning your Journey 

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

Routes Affected:

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes


Cancelled 23:22 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly on Saturday 2 May

Start:
03/05/2015 00:00:00
End
03/05/2015 00:59:00

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

The 23:22 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly will not run, bus replaces the train throughout.

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 Chester and Manchester Piccadilly


Buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street and Shrewsbury on Sunday 3 and Monday 4 May

Start:
03/05/2015 01:00:00
End
05/05/2015 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Birmingham New Street and Shrewsbury closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street 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 Birmingham International and Aberystwyth / Chester


Amended service between Shrewsbury and Manchester Piccadilly on Sunday 3 May

Start:
03/05/2015 01:00:00
End
04/05/2015 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Shrewsbury and Crewe, closing some lines and restricting access to Crewe station.

Trains that usually run between Shrewsbury and Manchester Piccadilly will be diverted to run via Chester and Warrington Bank Quay. These services will no longer call at Crewe, Wilmslow or Stockport.

Additional trains will run between Shrewsbury and Crewe / Chester.

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 Milford Haven and Manchester Piccadilly


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central / Newport and Hereford from 23:00 on Sunday 3 May

Start:
03/05/2015 21:30:00
End
04/05/2015 02:00:00

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

The 20:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central service will be replaced by a bus between Hereford and Cardiff Central.

The 21:15 Carmarthen to Hereford service will be replaced by a bus 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 Carmarthen and Manchester Piccadilly


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 4 to Friday 8 May

Start:
04/05/2015 01:00:00
End
09/05/2015 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

21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly terminates at Chester. Passengers to travel on connecting bus between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly.

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

22:12, 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester will not call at stations between Warrington Bank Quay and Chester. A connecting bus will run between Warrington Bank Quay and Chester.

22:55 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead will be retimed to depart Chester later at 00:44.  

Tuesday to Friday

00:32 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester will not run. A replacement bus service will be in operation.

03:36 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly, starts earlier at 03:26.

Friday

01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central, bus replaces train between Carmarthen 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:

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes


CANCELLED: Engineering work between Warrington Bank Quay and Chester on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 May

Start:
09/05/2015 01:00:00
End
11/05/2015 00:59:00

 The engineering work scheduled to take place between Warrington Bank Quay and Chester has been cancelled and trains will now run normally on this route.

Planning your Journey

The Journey Planners have not yet been amended to reflect the cancellation of the engineering work. Please check back nearer the time of travel.

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Airport / Manchester Piccadilly and Llandudno Junction / Bangor


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Barry Island / Bridgend until 09:30 on Sunday 10 May

Start:
10/05/2015 01:00:00
End
10/05/2015 12:30:00

Engineering work is taking place on the Vale of Glamorgan Line closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Bridgend / Barry Island.

Planning Your Journey

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

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Vale of Glamorgan and also between Cardiff Central and Barry Island


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 11 to Friday 15 May

Start:
11/05/2015 01:00:00
End
16/05/2015 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

From approximately 21:30, buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway.

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

Monday to Friday

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

The 22:42 Bridgend to Cardiff Central will divert and not call at Stations on the Vale of Glamorgan Line. Buses will run to and from these stations.

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

The 23:26 Penarth to Cardiff Central will be replaced by buses.

The 05:16 Barry Island to Caerphilly 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:

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes


Amended service between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 May

Start:
16/05/2015 01:00:00
End
18/05/2015 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Warrington Bank Quay and Chester closing all lines.

Trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester will divert via Stockport and Northwich and will not call at Manchester Oxford Road, Newton-le-Willows, Earlestown, Warrington Bank Quay, Runcorn East, Frodsham and Helsby. Buses will run to and from these stations.

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 Manchester Airport / Manchester Piccadilly and Llandudno Junction / Bangor


Buses replace trains between Radyr and Treherbert / Aberdare and Merthyr Tydfil until 12:30 on Sunday 17 May

Start:
17/05/2015 01:00:00
End
17/05/2015 14:00:00

Engineering work is taking place between Radyr and Treherbert, Aberdare and Merthyr Tydfil until 12:30 closing the lines.

Buses replace trains between Radyr and Treherbert / Aberdare and Merthyr Tydfil.

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:

Routes to / from Treherbert, Aberdare and Merthyr Tydfil  


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 18 to Friday 22 May

Start:
18/05/2015 01:00:00
End
23/05/2015 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

The 21:42 Bridgend to Aberdare service terminates at Cardiff Central. Passengers should travel forward on the 22:46 train service to Pontypridd where they will connect into a replacement bus service between Pontypridd and Aberdare.

The 21:56 Barry Island to Merthyr Tydfil service will terminate at Pontypridd. Passengers should travel on the replacement bus service between Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil.

The 22:44 Barry Island to Pontypridd service will terminate at Radyr. Passengers should travel on a replacement bus service between Radyr and Pontypridd.

The 22:46 Cardiff central to Treherbert starts later at 2247.

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

The 21:09 Pembroke Dock to Swansea service terminates at Llanelli. Passengers should travel forward on the replacement bus service. The 23:45 will not run . Passengers should travel on the replacement bus service to Llanelli and then connect into the additional 00:21 (Tue-Fri) Llanelli to Fishguard Harbour service.

Tuesday to Friday

The 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Swansea service terminates at Llanelli . Passengers for Swansea should travel on the replacement bus service.

The 05:45 Swansea to Pembroke Dock starts at Llanelli. Passengers should connect into this service on an earlier replacement bus service from 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:

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes


Amended service between Newport and Cardiff from Saturday 23 to Monday 25 May

Start:
23/05/2015 01:00:00
End
25/05/2015 00:59:00

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

Arriva Trains Wales

Saturday & Monday trains to/from Ebbw Vale Parkway and also Hereford and beyond will start/terminate at Newport passengers should alternative trains to/from Cardiff Central.

Trains to/from Cheltenham Spa will start/terminate at Gloucester, passengers should use alternative services to Cheltenham Spa.

Sunday until 12:00 buses replace trains between Newport and Cardiff Central, after 12:00 trains to/from Ebbw Vale Parkway will terminate/start at Newport with buses between Pye Corner and Cardiff Central.

CrossCountry

Saturday to Monday trains will run slightly earlier/later than the normal timetable between Newport and Cardiff Central.

First Great Western

Saturday some trains will run slightly earlier/later than the normal timetable between Newport and Cardiff Central.

20:23 Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff Central, terminates at Newport with onward rail connection.

22:00 London Paddington to Cardiff Central, bus replaces train between Newport and Cardiff Central.

Sunday trains are amended with buses replacing some trains between Newport and Cardiff Central.

Monday some trains will run slightly earlier/later than the normal timetable between Newport and Cardiff Central.

Planning Your Journey

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

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

Routes Affected:

All routes between Newport and Cardiff.


Amended 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central service on Sunday 24 May

Start:
24/05/2015 01:00:00
End
24/05/2015 07:00:00

Engineering work is taking place between Port Talbot Parkway and Carmarthen, closing the line.

The 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central service will be replaced by a bus between Carmarthen 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 Fishguard Harbour and Carmarthen


Amended Arriva Trains Wales service between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester until 15:30 on Sunday 24 May

Start:
24/05/2015 01:00:00
End
24/05/2015 16:30:00

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester, closing some lines.

Until 15:30, Arriva Trains Wales services that usually run between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester via Warrington Bank Quay will be diverted via Northwich and Stockport.

Buses will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester via Warrington Bank Quay, calling at Manchester Oxford Road, Newton-le-Willows, Earlestown, Warrington Bank Quay, Runcorn East, Frodsham and Helsby.

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 Chester via Warrington Bank Quay


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Tuesday 26 to Thursday 28 May

Start:
26/05/2015 01:00:00
End
29/05/2015 00:59:00

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

20:17 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly, bus replaces train between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly.

22:35 Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury will be diverted and not call at Wilmslow, a bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly 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 Pontypridd and Treherbert on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 May

Start:
30/05/2015 01:00:00
End
01/06/2015 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Pontypridd and Treherbert closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Pontypridd and Treherbert.

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 Cardiff Central and Treherbert


Amended trains between Shrewsbury and Hereford from 22:05 Sunday 31 May

Start:
31/05/2015 01:00:00
End
01/06/2015 10:00:00
Engineering work is taking place between Shrewsbury and Chester / Crewe closing some lines.

Sunday

20:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central is replaced by a bus between Shrewsbury and Hereford.

21:00 Cardiff Central to Chester is replaced by a bus between Hereford and Chester.

21:09 Birmingham International to Chester is diverted and will not call at Crewe. A buses will run between Shrewsbury and Chester calling at Crewe.

23:00 Chester to Shrewsbury is retimed to depart Chester at 23:18 and is diverted and will not call at stations Crewe and Shrewsbury. a bus will run between Crewe and Shrewsbury calling at all stations.

Monday

00:36 Hereford to Cardiff Central will run additionally.

06:18 Llandrindod to Crewe will start at Shrewsbury. A replacement bus will run between Llandrindod and Craven Arms then forward rail connection to 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:

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes


Revised services between Cardiff Central and Newport / Ebbw Vale Parkway on Sunday 31 May

Start:
31/05/2015 01:00:00
End
01/06/2015 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Newport with 2 out of 4 lines closed.

Arrive Trains Wales trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway are replaced by buses between Cardiff Central and Pye Corner.

First Great Western trains between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton are will run to an amended timetable.

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 Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway.

First Great Western between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton.


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Radyr / Rhymney until 12:30 on Sunday 31 May

Start:
31/05/2015 01:00:00
End
31/05/2015 14:00:00

Until 12:30, engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Radyr / Rhymney.

No trains will run between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay. There is no replacement transport.

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 Pontypridd / Rhymney and also between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay.


Amended 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central on Sunday 31 May

Start:
31/05/2015 01:00:00
End
31/05/2015 05:00:00

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

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

Routes Affected:

 Between Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 1 to Thursday 4 June

Start:
01/06/2015 01:00:00
End
05/06/2015 03:00:00

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

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

22:45 Cardiff Central to Pontypridd is diverted via the City Line. A bus will run between Cardiff Central to Pontypridd via Cathys.

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

23:14 Radyr to Barry Island is replaced by a bus between Radyr and Cardiff Central

From 23:00, no trains will run between Cardiff Central and Cardiff Bay. There is no replacement transport.

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 Cardiff Central / Ystrad Mynach and Rhymney on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 June

Start:
06/06/2015 01:00:00
End
08/06/2015 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Ystrad Mynach and Rhymney on Saturday and on Sunday is extended to take place between Cardiff Central and Ystrad Mynach / Rhymney. 

On Saturday, buses replace trains between Ystrad Mynach and Bargoed / Rhymney.

On Sunday until 15:30, buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Rhymney and after 15:30 buses replace trains between Ystrad Mynach and Bargoed / 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


Buses replace trains between Pontypridd and Treherbert on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 June

Start:
06/06/2015 01:00:00
End
08/06/2015 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Pontypridd and Treherbert closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Pontypridd and Treherbert.

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 Treherbert


CANCELLED: Buses replace trains between Shrewsbury and Wellington until 08:45 on Sunday 7 June

Start:
07/06/2015 01:00:00
End
07/06/2015 10:00:00

The engineering work scheduled to take place between Shrewsbury and Wellington has been cancelled and trains will now run normally on this route.

Planning your Journey

The Journey Planners have been amended to reflect the cancellation of the engineering work, so to get options for your journey please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Between Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton / Birmingham International


Revised services between Cardiff Central and Newport / Ebbw Vale Town on Sunday 7 June

Start:
07/06/2015 01:00:00
End
08/06/2015 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Newport with 2 out of 4 lines closed.

Arrive Trains Wales trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway are replaced by buses between Cardiff Central and Pye Corner.

First Great Western trains between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton are will run to an amended timetable.

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 Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway. First Great Western between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton.


Amended 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central on Sunday 7 June

Start:
07/06/2015 01:00:00
End
08/06/2015 00:59:00

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

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

Routes Affected:

 Between Fishguard Harbour and Cardiff Central


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 8 to Friday 12 June

Start:
08/06/2015 01:00:00
End
12/06/2015 05:00:00

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 will be diverted and unable to call at Pontyclun, Llanharan and Pencoed. A replacement bus will run from Cardiff Central calling at the affected stations. 

21:17 Cardiff Central to Chester is replaced by a bus between Crewe and Chester.

21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly is replaced by a bus between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly.

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

22:55 Birmingham International to Holyhead is replaced by a bus between Crewe and Chester.

23:00 Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central will be replaced by a bus between Gloucester and Cardiff Central. 

23:27 Crewe to Chester is replaced by a bus throughout. 

Tuesday to Friday

00:25 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester is replaced by a bus throughout.

04:22 Chester to Birmingham New Street is replaced by a bus between Chester and Crewe.

04:45 Chester to Crewe will not run. Passengers should use the 04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe train.

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 Pontypridd and Treherbert on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 June

Start:
13/06/2015 01:00:00
End
15/06/2015 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Pontypridd and Treherbert.

Buses replace trains between Pontypridd and Treherbert.

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/Penarth/Cardiff Central and Treherbert.


Buses replace trains between Ystrad Mynach and Rhymney on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 June

Start:
13/06/2015 01:00:00
End
15/06/2015 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Ystrad Mynach and Rhymney with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains between Ystrad Mynach 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 Barry Island/Penarth/Cardiff Central and Rhymney.


Buses replace Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale Parkway services until 13:30 on Sunday 14 June

Start:
14/06/2015 01:00:00
End
14/06/2015 14:30:00

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

Until 13:30 services between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway will be replaced by buses throughout.

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 Ebbw Vale Parkway.


Amended 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central on Sunday 14 June

Start:
14/06/2015 01:00:00
End
15/06/2015 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place at Port Talbot Parkway until 07:20 with all lines closed.

01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central, bus replaces train between Carmarthen 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 Fishguard Harbour and Cardiff Central


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 15 to Friday 19 June

Start:
15/06/2015 01:00:00
End
20/06/2015 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 

21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester, bus replaces train between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly.

21:35, 23:05 Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale and 21:40, 22:39 Ebbw Vale to Cardiff Central, buses replace trains throughout.

22:12, 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester will be diverted and not call at Runcorn East, Frodsham and Helsby, a connecting bus will run from Warrington Bank Quay to Chester calling at stations normally served by the train.

22:55 Birmingham New St to Holyhead will be retimed to depart Chester later at 00:49.

Tuesday to Friday

00:32 Manchester to Chester, bus replaces train throughout.

03:36 Chester to Manchester starts earlier at 0326 and is diverted via Crewe.

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Routes Affected:

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes


Buses replace trains between Ystrad Mynach and Rhymney on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June

Start:
20/06/2015 01:00:00
End
22/06/2015 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Ystrad Mynach and Rhymney with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains between Ystrad Mynach and Rhymney.

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Routes Affected:

Between Barry Island/Penarth/Cardiff Central and Rhymney


Amended trains between Cardiff Central and Barry until 09:30 on Sunday 21 June

Start:
21/06/2015 01:00:00
End
21/06/2015 11:00:00

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

The following trains are amended:

08:25 Cardiff Central to Barry Island is replaced by a bus throughout.

08:56 Barry Island to Aberdare is replaced by a bus between Barry Island and Cardiff Central.

09:00 Cardiff Central to Bridgend, via Rhoose, is diverted between Cardiff Central to Bridgend and will run non stop. A bus will run between Cardiff Central to Bridgend calling at all stations via Rhoose.

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Routes Affected:

Between Cardiff Central and Barry Island / Bridgend via Rhoose


Amended trains between Swansea and Cardiff Central until 08:50 Sunday 21 June

Start:
21/06/2015 01:00:00
End
21/06/2015 10:00:00

Until 08:50, engineering work is taking place between Swansea and Bridgend closing the line.

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

07:10 Cardiff Central to Pembroke Docks is replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Carmarthen.

First Great Western, 08:10 Swansea to London Paddington is replaced by a bus between Swansea and Cardiff Central departing Swansea at 07:13.

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Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Fishguard Harbour and Cardiff Central.

First Great Western between Swansea and London Paddington


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 22 to Friday 26 June

Start:
22/06/2015 01:00:00
End
27/06/2015 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

21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will be retimed to leave Shrewsbury earlier than usual and will be diverted via Crewe. A bus will run between Shrewsbury and Chester, calling at all stations.

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

22:28 Chester to Wolverhampton will start from Shrewsbury. A bus will run between Chester and Wolverhampton.

23:37 Shrewsbury to Chester will be replaced by a bus throughout.

21:34 and 23:05 Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale Parkway will be replaced by buses throughout.

21:40 and 22:40 Ebbw Vale Parkway to Cardiff Central will be replaced by buses throughout.

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 bus will run between Bridgend and Cardiff Central via Barry, calling at all stations.

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

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

Friday

05:15 Barry Island to Caerphilly starts at Cardiff Central.

20:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central will be replaced by a bus between Hereford and Cardiff Central.

23:00 Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central will be replaced by a bus between Newport and Cardiff Central.

23:08 Shrewsbury to cardiff Central will be replaced by a bus between Newport and Cardiff Central.

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Routes Affected:

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes


Buses replace trains between Newport and Cardiff Central on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 June

Start:
27/06/2015 01:00:00
End
29/06/2015 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Newport and Cardiff Central closing all lines. No trains will run between Newport and Cardiff Central.

All weekend, buses will replace trains between Newport and Cardiff Central with extended journey times.

Arriva Trains Wales services to / from Ebbw Vale Parkway will start and terminate at Pye Corner. Passengers should travel on replacement buses between Cardiff Central and Pye Corner. Some train services from Ebbw Vale Parkway will run directly to / from Gloucester and Cheltenham Spa.

First Great Western services from South Wales to London Paddington will be retimed to depart Swansea and stations to Bridgend earlier than normal to maintain connections at Cardiff Central and Newport.

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Routes Affected:

Routes between Newport and Cardiff Central


Amended 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central service on Sunday 28 June

Start:
28/06/2015 01:00:00
End
28/06/2015 09:00:00

Engineering work is taking place between Pembrey & Burry Port and Bridgend until approximately 08:15 closing the line.

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

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Routes Affected:

Between Fishguard Harbour and Cardiff Central


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd on Sunday 28 June

Start:
28/06/2015 01:00:00
End
29/06/2015 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Taffs Well and Cardiff Queen Street until approximately 12:30 closing the lines.

Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd.

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Routes Affected:
Between Cardiff Central and Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil

Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway after 22:20 each night from Monday 29 to Thursday 2 July

Start:
29/06/2015 23:00:00
End
03/07/2015 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway after approximately 22:20 each night closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway.

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Routes Affected:

Between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway


Buses replace Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale Parkway services on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 July

Start:
04/07/2015 01:00:00
End
06/07/2015 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway with some lines closed.

Buses replace Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale Parkway services.

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Routes Affected:

Between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway.


Buses replace trains between Broome/Hereford and Shrewsbury on Sunday 5 July

Start:
05/07/2015 01:00:00
End
06/07/2015 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Broome/Hereford and Shrewsbury with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains between Broome/Hereford and Shrewsbury.

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Routes Affected:

Milford Haven/Carmarthen/Swansea/Cardiff Central and Shrewsbury/Holyhead/Manchester Piccadilly


Amended service between Fishguard Harbour and Port Talbot Parkway until 09:25 on Sunday 5 July

Start:
05/07/2015 01:00:00
End
05/07/2015 10:30:00

Engineering work is taking place between Fishguard Harbour and Port Talbot Parkway with all lines closed.

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

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

The 02:50 (bus) Carmarthen to Swansea will start at 03:30. 

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Routes Affected:

Between Fishguard Harbour and Swansea/Cardiff Central.


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services each night from Monday 6 to Friday 10 July

Start:
06/07/2015 01:00:00
End
11/07/2015 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

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

From 21:35 each night, buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway.

21:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Bridgend is replaced by a bus between Barry and Bridgend.

22:35 Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury is diverted between Stockport and Crewe and will not call at Wilmslow. a bus will run between Stockport and Crewe calling at Wilmslow.

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Routes Affected:
Some Arriva Trains Wales routes

Buses replace Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale Parkway services on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July

Start:
11/07/2015 01:00:00
End
13/07/2015 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway with some lines closed.

Services between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway will be replaced by buses throughout.

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Routes Affected:

Between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway