• 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
    November 2014 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
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Buses replace trains between Shrewsbury and Hereford from Wednesday 24 until 05:30 Monday 29 December 2014

Start:
27/12/2014 04:00:00
End
29/12/2014 06:00:00

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

Buses will replace trains between Shrewsbury and Hereford.

Additionally on Sunday the following alterations will also apply:

21:04 Cardiff Central to Chester starts at Shrewsbury. Passengers from Cardiff Central should travel on the additional 21:04 train service to Hereford which connects with a bus from Hereford to Chester calling at stations normally served by the train. Stations between Shrewsbury and Crewe will be set down only.

20:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central, bus replaces train between Shrewsbury and Cardiff Central. Stations between Hereford and Cardiff will be set down only.

Journey Planner

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

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

Routes Affected:

Trains between Holyhead / Manchester Piccadilly and Cardiff Central


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend via Vale of Glamorgan until 12:30 on Sunday 4 January 2015

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

Until 12:30, engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend via Vale of Glamorgan with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend via Vale of Glamorgan.

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 to and from Penarth, Barry Island, Bridgend via Vale of Glamorgan


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 5 to Friday 9 January 2015

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

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

Monday to Friday

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

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

21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly, departs Shrewsbury earlier than the normal timetable and is diverted via Crewe, a bus will run from Shrewsbury calling at all stations to Chester and is extended to Manchester Piccadilly.

22:28 Chester to Wolverhampton, bus replaces train between Chester and Shrewsbury and is extended to Wolverhampton.

22:42 Bridgend to Cardiff Central will be diverted, a bus will run between Bridgend and Cardiff Central calling at stations normally served by the trains.

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.

23:37 Shrewsbury to Chester, bus replaces train throughout.

Tuesday to Friday

05:16 Barry Island to Caephilly will start from Cardiff Central

05:45 Chester to Wrexham General will not run, passengers should travel on the 05:30 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 Arriva Trains Wales routes

Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd until 12:30 on Sunday 11 January 2015

Start:
11/01/2015 00:00:00
End
11/01/2015 12:30:00

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

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

Routes Affected:

Between Cardiff Central and Merthyr Tydfil / Treherbert and also between Bridgend and Aberdare


Buses replace trains between Bridgend and Swansea on Sunday 11 January 2015

Start:
11/01/2015 00:00:00
End
11/01/2015 23:59:00

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

Buses replace 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 and Swansea / Carmarthen / Milford Haven / Fishguard Harbour. First Great Western between London Paddington and Swansea / Carmarthen.   


Buses replace trains trains between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd after 23:00 each evening from Monday 12 to Thursday 15 January 2015

Start:
12/01/2015 22:00:00
End
16/01/2015 02:00:00

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

Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd.

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:

Between Cardiff Central and Merthyr Tydfil / Treherbert and also between Bridgend and Aberdare


Buses replace trains between Shrewsbury and Machynlleth / Aberystwyth on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 January 2015

Start:
17/01/2015 00:00:00
End
18/01/2015 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Shrewsbury and Machynlleth with all lines closed.

On Saturday buses replace trains between Shrewsbury and Machynlleth.

On Sunday buses replace trains between Shrewsbury and Aberystwyth.

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 New Street / Machynlleth and Aberystwyth


No trains to Manchester Airport from Sunday 18 January to Sunday 8 February 2015

Start:
18/01/2015 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.

It is not yet known how Arriva Trains Wales are affected by this engineering work.

First TransPennine Express

Buses will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

The Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service 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 Airport 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


Buses replace trains between Bridgend and Swansea on Sunday 18 January 2015

Start:
18/01/2015 00:00:00
End
18/01/2015 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Bridgend and Swansea with all lines closed.

Arriva Trains Wales

Buses replace trains between Bridgend and Swansea.

First Great Western

Buses replace trains between Bridgend and Swansea.

An amended service will run between Swansea and Carmarthen.

08:10 Swansea to London Paddington will start from Cardiff Central.

Passengers on the 08:37 London Paddington to Swansea(terminating Bridgend) who are travelling to Swansea should change at Cardiff Central for a fast bus to Swansea with rail connections beyond.

16:04 Swansea to London Paddington and 19:00 London Paddington to Swansea 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:

Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly / Crewe Shrewsbury / / Newport / Cardiff Central and Swansea / Pembrock Dock / Carmarthen / Milford Haven.

First Great Western between London Paddington / Bristol Temple Meads and Swansea / Carmarthen.


Amended service between Shrewsbury and Chester after 22:00 on Sunday 18 January 2015

Start:
18/01/2015 00:00:00
End
18/01/2015 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.

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 Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 19 to Thursday 22 January 2015

Start:
19/01/2015 00:00:00
End
22/01/2015 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

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

22:05 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 connecting bus will run from Stockport to Wilmslow 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:

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes


Amended service between Fishguard Harbour and Cardiff Central until 09:30 on Sunday 25 January 2015

Start:
25/01/2015 00:00:00
End
25/01/2015 10:00:00

Engineering work is taking place between Fishguard Harbour and Port Talbot closing the line.

23:45 (Saturday) Swansea to Fishguard Harbour will be replaced by a bus between Carmarthen and Fishguard Harbour.

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

02:30 bus from Carmarthen to Swansea is re-timed to depart 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 trains between Cardiff Central and Rhymney until 12:00 on Sunday 25 January 2015

Start:
25/01/2015 00:00:00
End
25/01/2015 13:00:00

Until 12:00, engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Queen Street 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:

Between Cardiff Central and Rhymney.


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. 

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

No trains will run between Cardiff Queen St 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

Buses replace trains 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 betwen 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. 

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

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 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

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 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

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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

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Routes Affected:

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


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

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Routes Affected:

Trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale


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

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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