update to Proposed industrial action by Network Rail RMT/TSSA Union members Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th May

Network Rail staff who are members of the RMT /TSSA unions have suspended proposed industrial action on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th May. 

All Train services will now operate as planned

 
 
  • 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 03457 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
    May 2015 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
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Amended service between Newport and Cardiff Central from Saturday 23 to Monday 25 May

Start:
23/05/2015 01:00:00
End
26/05/2015 00:59:00

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

Arriva Trains Wales

Saturday, Sunday, Monday the Ebbw Vale Town service will be replaced by buses between Cardiff Central and Rogerstone.

Saturday & Monday trains to/from 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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


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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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


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.

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 / 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.

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


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.

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.


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.

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:

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. 

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 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.

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

Amended service between Fishguard Harbour and Cardiff Central until 09:25 on Sunday 12 July

Start:
11/07/2015 01:00:00
End
12/07/2015 05:00:00

Engineering work is taking place between Carmarthen 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.

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 Swansea/Cardiff Central.


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.

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 trains between Shrewsbury and Crewe / Chester from 22:05 Sunday 12 July

Start:
12/07/2015 01:00:00
End
13/07/2015 03:00:00

After 22:05, engineering work is taking place between  Shrewsbury and Crewe closing the lines.

21:04 Cardiff Central to Chester will start from Shrewsbury and is diverted via Wrexham General.. Passengers should use earlier train from Cardiff Central to Hereford then road replacement bus to Shrewsbury and stations to Crewe. Customers at Crewe should use alternative trains to Chester

21:09 Birmingham International to Chester is diverted between Shrewsbury and Chester and will not call at Crewe. Passengers should change at Crewe for a bus to Crewe.

23:00 Chester to Shrewsbury is diverted between Chester and Shrewsbury via Wrexham General. A bus will run between Chester and Crewe.

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


Buses replace trains between Shrewsbury and Hereford / Broome on Sunday 12 July

Start:
12/07/2015 01:00:00
End
13/07/2015 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Shrewsbury and Hereford / Broome closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Shrewsbury and Hereford / Broome.

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 Cardiff Central and between Shrewsbury and Llanelli.


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Rhymney until 12:30 on Sunday 12 July

Start:
12/07/2015 01:00:00
End
12/07/2015 14:00:00

Until 12:30, engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Rhymney closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central 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:

Trains between Cardiff Central and Rhymney


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services each night from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 July

Start:
13/07/2015 01:00:00
End
17/07/2015 00:59:00

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

19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen will be diverted between Neath and Swansea, passengers for intermediate stations should use connecting bus from Neath to Carmarthen.

21:34, 23:05 Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale Parkway and 22:40 Ebbw Vale Parkway to Cardiff Central, buses replace trains throughout.

22:20 Penarth to Rhymney, bus replaces train between Cardiff Central and Rhymney.

22:50 Penarth to Ystrad Mynach, bus replaces train between Cardiff Central and Ystrad Mynach.

01:50 (Tuesday to Friday) Fishguard Harbour to Swansea, bus replaces train between Llanelli and Swansea.

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Routes Affected:
Some Arriva Trains Wales routes.

Amended service between Carmarthen / Swansea and Cardiff Central until 08:50 on Sunday 19 July

Start:
19/07/2015 01:00:00
End
19/07/2015 10:00:00

Engineering work between Swansea and Cardiff Central until 08:50 closing the line.

The Arriva Trains Wales 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central service is replaced by a bus between Carmarthen and Cardiff Central. This bus will be set down only at Llanelli. The 07:10 Cardiff Central to Pembroke Dock service is replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Carmarthen and the 10:19 Carmarthen to Pembroke Dock service will start later to maintain a connection out of the replacement bus service.   

The First Great Western 08:10 Swansea London Paddington service will start forward from Cardiff Central. An earlier fast bus will run from Swansea to Cardiff Central to connect into the train. There will also be an earlier bus from Swansea to Bridgend calling at Neath and Port Talbot Parkway. Passengers from Swansea should use the fast bus.

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Routes Affected:

Between


Buses replace Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale Parkway services on Sunday 19 July

Start:
19/07/2015 01:00:00
End
20/07/2015 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


Buses replace trains between Hereford and Newport / Cardiff Central from 22:40 on Sunday 19 July

Start:
19/07/2015 23:00:00
End
20/07/2015 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Hereford and Newport after approximately 22:40 closing all lines.

The 20:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central service is replaced by a bus between Hereford and Cardiff Central and the 21:15 Carmarthen to Hereford service is replaced by a bus between Newport and Hereford.

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Routes Affected:

Between Manchester Piccadilly and Cardiff Central / Carmarthen


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 July

Start:
20/07/2015 01:00:00
End
25/07/2015 00:59:00

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

The 19:34 Cardiff Central to Holyhead and the 21:36 Crewe to Holyhead services are replaced by buses between Llandudno Junction and Holyhead. 

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

The 22:52 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service is replaced by a bus between Llandudno Junction and Holyhead.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:32 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will not run and is replaced by a bus.

The 04:24 Holyhead to Cardiff Central service starts forward from Llandudno Junction. Passengers from Holyhead and Bangor should travel on the 04:48 Virgin Trains service from Holyhead and change at Chester to connect into the Cardiff service.    

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Routes Affected:

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes


Amended service between Port Talbot Parkway and Fishguard Harbour from 23:40 on Saturday 25 to 09:00 Sunday 26 July

Start:
25/07/2015 01:00:00
End
27/07/2015 00:59:00

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

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) Carmarthen to Swansea, departs Swansea at 03:30.

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Routes Affected:

Between Cardiff Central/Swansea and Carmarthen/Fishguard Harbour


Amended 20:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central and 21:15 Carmarthen to Hereford on Sunday 26 July

Start:
26/07/2015 01:00:00
End
27/07/2015 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Newport and Hereford with all 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. 

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Routes Affected:

Between Manchester Piccadilly and Cardiff Central also between Carmarthen and Hereford


Buses replace Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale Parkway service on Sunday 26 July

Start:
26/07/2015 01:00:00
End
27/07/2015 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 throughout.

Planning Your Journey

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Routes Affected:

Between Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale Parkway


Amended South West Trains services from Monday 27 to Friday 31 July

Start:
27/07/2015 01:00:00
End
31/07/2015 06:00:00

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

Monday to Thursday

23:45 London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea is replaced by a bus between Havant and Portsmouth & Southsea.

Tuesday to Friday

00:42 London Waterloo to Strawberry Hill is diverted via Richmond. A bus will run between London Waterloo and Strawberry Hill via Wimbledon calling at all stations.

01:05 London Waterloo to Southampton will not stop at Wimbledon or Surbiton. A bus will run between London Waterloo and Surbiton calling at all stations.

04:25 Guildford to London Waterloo will not stop at Surbiton and Wimbledon. A bus will run between Guildford and Clapham Junction calling at all stations.

04:40 Havant to Portsmouth Harbour is replaced by a bus throughout.

Planning your journey

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Routes Affected:

Some South west Trains routes.


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 27 to Friday 31 July

Start:
27/07/2015 01:00:00
End
31/07/2015 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

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

22:12 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester is diverted between Warrington Bank Quay and Chester via Crewe. A bus will run between Warrington |Bank Quay and Chester calling at Runcorn East, Frodsham and Helsby.

22:25 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead is retimed to leave Chester at 00:49 and will run later throughout.

23:05 Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale Parkway is replaced by a bus throughout.

23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester is diverted between Warrington Bank Quay and Chester via Crewe. A bus will run between Warrington |Bank Quay and Chester calling at Runcorn East, Frodsham and Helsby.

Tuesday to Friday

00:32 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester is replaced by a bus throughout.

03:36 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly is retimes to depart Chester at 03:26 and is diverted via Crewe.

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Routes Affected:

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes


Buses replace trains between Crewe and Chester on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 August

Start:
01/08/2015 01:00:00
End
03/08/2015 00:59:00

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

Arriva Trains Wales services are replaced by buses between Crewe and Chester.

Virgin Trains services are diverted between Crewe and Chester extending journey times by 60 minutes. Some servcies will run between Crewe and London Euston. Passengers should use alternative services between Holyhead and Crewe.

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

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Birmingham International / Swansea and Holyhead.

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Holyhead.


Amended trains between Cardiff Central and Barry until 09:30 on Sunday 2 August

Start:
02/08/2015 01:00:00
End
02/08/2015 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 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central on Sunday 2 August

Start:
02/08/2015 01:00:00
End
02/08/2015 04:00:00

Engineering work is taking place between Carmarthen and Swansea until 08:30 with all lines closed.

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

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Routes Affected:

Between Fishguard Harbour and Cardiff Central


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 3 to Friday 7 August

Start:
03/08/2015 01:00:00
End
08/08/2015 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

21:55 Cardiff Central to Crewe, bus replaces train between Shrewsbury and Crewe.

22:15 Maesteg to Gloucester, bus replaces train between Newport and Gloucester.

Monday to Friday

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

21:54 Aberdare to  Penarth, bus replaces train between Cardiff Central to Penarth.

22:42 (departs 22:55) Bridgend to Cardiff Central is diverted via  Pontyclun. A bus will run  between Bridgend and Cardiff Central calling at stations normally served by the train.

22:55 Birmingham International to Holyhead will terminate at Crewe, passengers from Crewe should travel on earlier bus between Crewe and Chester and then connect into the additional 00:44 Chester to Holyhead.

23:14 Radyr to Barry Island, bus replaces train between Cardiff Central and Barry Island.

23:26 Penarth to Cardiff Central, bus replaces train throughout.

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

Tuesday to Friday

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

04:49 Crewe to Milford Haven, bus replaces train between Crewe and Shrewsbury.

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

05:16 Barry Island to Caerphilly starts at Cardiff Central.

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Routes Affected:

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Pencoed on Sunday 9 August

Start:
09/08/2015 01:00:00
End
10/08/2015 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Pencoed closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Pencoed. Trains will be diverted via the Vale of Glamorgan line with extended journey times.

Most First Great Western services from South Wales to London Paddington will depart stations between Swansea and Bridgend approximately 35 minutes earlier than normal.  

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Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly / Cardiff Central and Milford Haven / Fishguard Harbour

First Great Western between London Paddington and South Wales


Amended 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central service on Sunday 9 August

Start:
09/08/2015 01:00:00
End
10/08/2015 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.

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Routes Affected:

Between Fishguard Harbour and Cardiff Central


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 10 to Friday 14 August

Start:
10/08/2015 01:00:00
End
15/08/2015 00:59:00

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

19:30 (Monday to Thursday) Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen will be diverted between Port Talbot and Swansea, passengers for intermediate stations should use connecting bus from Port Talbot to Carmarthen.

21:09 (Monday to Thursday) Pembroke Dock to Swansea, bus replaces train between Llanelli and Swansea.

23:45 (Monday to Thursday) Swansea to Fishguard Harbour, bus replaces train between Swansea and Llanelli.

01:50 (Tuesday to Friday) Fishguard Harbour to Swansea, bus replaces train between Llanelli and Swansea.

05:03 (Tuesday to Friday) Carmarthen to Manchester Piccadilly will start at 05:00.

05:45 (Tuesday to Friday) Swansea to Pembroke Dock, bus replaces train between Swansea and Llanelli.

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Routes Affected:

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes.