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  • 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. 

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Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 27 to Friday 1 July

Start:
27/06/2016 01:00:00
End
02/07/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place across the Arriva Trains Wales network, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Monday - Thursday

The 22:12 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will be diverted and terminate at Crewe. A bus will run from Shrewsbury to Crewe.

The 22:52 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead will be retimed to depart Chester later at 00:40.

The 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service is will be diverted and terminate at Crewe. A bus will run from Shrewsbury to Crewe.

The 2104 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly service is diverted via Crewe, a bus run from Chester to Manchester Piccadilly.

Monday - Friday

The 21:37 / 23:05 Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale Town and the 22:37 Ebbw Vale Town to Cardiff Central services are replaced by a bus.

Tuesday - Friday

The 00:25 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester departs later than normal at 00:50.

The 03:38 Chester to Manchester Airport starts earlier than normal at 03:14 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:

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes


Buses replace trains between Broome / Newport and Shrewsbury on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 July

Start:
02/07/2016 01:00:00
End
04/07/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Newport and Shrewsbury closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses will replace trains between Broome / Newport 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 Cardiff Central and Crewe / Holyhead, Carmarthen and Manchester Piccadilly.


Amended service between Cardiff Central and Barry Island / Bridgend until 09:25 Sunday 3 July

Start:
03/07/2016 01:00:00
End
04/07/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Barry Island / Bridgend closing various lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

08:25 Cardiff Central to Barry Island will be replaced by a bus.

08:41 Cardiff Central to Bridgend departs later than usual and will be diverted, not calling at stations on the Vale of Glamorgan Line. Passengers for intermediate stations should use the replacement bus service.

08:56 Barry Island to Aberdare is replaced by a bus between Barry Island 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:

Trains between Cardiff Central and Barry Island / Bridgend and also between Barry Island and Aberdare


Amended 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central service on Sunday 3 July

Start:
03/07/2016 01:00:00
End
04/07/2016 00:59:00

Track work is taking place between Bridgend and Cardiff Central, closing the line.

01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central service is replaced by a bus between Carmarthen and Cardiff Central, setting down only at 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:

Between Fishguard Harbour and Cardiff Central


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services overnight from Monday 4 to Friday 8 July

Start:
04/07/2016 01:00:00
End
09/07/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place from 21:45 each night across the Arriva Trains Wales network, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

North Wales Coast

From 22:00, trains between Holyhead and Bangor will be replaced by buses. Buses will depart Holyhead earlier to connect with the train service at Bangor.

Vale of Glamorgan Line

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

22:42 Bridgend to Cardiff Central service will be diverted via Pontyclun. A bus will run between Bridgend and Cardiff Central for intermediate stations.

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

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

05:16 Barry Island to Caerphilly service will be replaced by a bus between Barry Island and Cardiff Central, departing Barry Island earlier at 05:00.

Shrewsbury - Crewe

21:55 Cardiff Central to Crewe service will divert via Chester and not call at intermediate stations between Shrewsbury and Crewe. A bus will operate between Shrewsbury and Crewe for connecting passengers.

Newport - Gloucester

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

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


Buses replace trains between Fishguard Harbour and Carmarthen from 23:45 on Saturday 9 until 02:00 on Sunday 10 July

Start:
09/07/2016 01:00:00
End
11/07/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Fishguard Harbour and Carmarthen, closing the lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

The 23:47 Swansea to Fishguard Harbour service will be replaced by a bus between Carmarthen and Fishguard Harbour.

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

The 02:50 bus between Carmarthen and Swansea will be retimed to run later than usual.

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 Shrewsbury and Gobowen / Newport / Broome on Sunday 10 July

Start:
10/07/2016 01:00:00
End
11/07/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place in the Shrewsbury area, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses will replace trains between Shrewsbury and Gobowen / Newport / 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 Birmingham International and Holyhead, between Manchester Piccadilly / Holyhead and Cardiff Central and between Shrewsbury and Swansea


Buses replace trains between Radyr and Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil until 12:30 on Sunday 10 July

Start:
10/07/2016 01:00:00
End
11/07/2016 00:59:00

Track work is taking place between Radyr and Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil, closing the lines.

Until 12:30, buses will replace trains between Radyr and Treherbert / Aberdare / 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:

Between Cardiff Central / Barry Island and Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil


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

Start:
11/07/2016 01:00:00
End
16/07/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place on some parts of the Arriva Trains Wales network with various lines closed. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

The 19:34 (Monday to Thursday) Cardiff Central to Holyhead will call additionally at stations between Bangor and Holyhead.

From Monday to Thursday, trains to and from Holyhead will be amended with some services replaced by buses between Bangor / Llandudno Junction and Holyhead.

Additionally, some trains between Crewe and Chester will also be replaced by buses. Early morning trains on Friday will also be amended.

From approximately 22:00 until 06:00 each night, trains between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Pontyclun will be diverted to run via the Vale of Glamorgan line. Replacement buses will run via Pontyclun.

The 21:42 Bridgend to Aberdare service terminates at Cardiff Central. Passengers should travel on the 22:46 Cardiff Central to Treherbert, changing at Pontypridd for a replacement bus service to Aberdare.

The 22:45 Barry Island to Pontypridd is replaced by a bus between Radyr and Pontypridd.

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

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes


Buses replace trains between Broome / Newport and Shrewsbury on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July

Start:
16/07/2016 01:00:00
End
18/07/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Broome / Newport and Shrewsbury closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses will replace trains between Broome / Newport 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 Cardiff Central and Crewe / Holyhead, Carmarthen and Manchester Piccadilly


Amended 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central and 07:10 Cardiff Central to Pembroke Dock on Sunday 17 July

Start:
17/07/2016 01:00:00
End
18/07/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Carmarthen and Cardiff Central, closing all lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

The 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central will be replaced by a bus from Carmarthen to Cardiff Central.

The 07:10 Cardiff Central to Pembroke Dock will be replaced by a bus from Cardiff Central to Carmarthen .

Planning your Journey

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

Routes Affected:

Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central and from Cardiff Central to Pembroke Dock


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

Start:
18/07/2016 21:00:00
End
22/07/2016 08:00:00

Engineering work is taking place on some parts of the Arriva Trains Wales network with various lines closed. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Monday to Thursday

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

The 21:36 Crewe to Holyhead terminates at Llandudno Junction.

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

The 22:35 Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury service is diverted between Stockport and Crewe. A bus will run from Stockport to Crewe.

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

Tuesday to Friday

The 05:14 Holyhead to Manchester Piccadilly service starts from Llandudno Junction. Passengers should travel on the 05:33 Holyhead to Cardiff service. A bus will run from Bangor to Llandudno Junction for intermediate 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:

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes


Amended service between Carmarthen and Bridgend overnight on Saturday 23 July

Start:
23/07/2016 01:00:00
End
24/07/2016 09:00:00

Lineside maintenance is taking place between Carmarthen and Bridgend, closing various lines.

23:47 (Saturday) Swansea to Fishguard Harbour service is replaced by a bus between Carmarthen and Fishguard Harbour.

01:50 (Sunday) Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central service will be replaced by a bus 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:

Arriva Trains Wales between Swansea / Cardiff Central and Fishguard Harbour


Amended service at Cardiff Queen Street on Sunday 24 July until 12:20

Start:
24/07/2016 01:00:00
End
25/07/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Queen Street and Radyr, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Radyr via Cardiff Queen Street until 12:20.

Additionally, no trains will run between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay until 12:45.

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 Barry Island / Bridgend and Aberdare / Treherbert / Merthyr Tydfil and also between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay.


Buses replace trains between Chester and Shrewsbury on Sunday 24 July

Start:
24/07/2016 01:00:00
End
25/07/2016 00:59:00

Track work is taking place Chester and Shrewsbury, closing some lines.

Buses replace trains between Chester 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:

Trains between Chester / Holyhead and Shrewsbury


No trains between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay after 23:00 from Monday 25 and Thursday 28 July

Start:
25/07/2016 01:00:00
End
29/07/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay, closing the lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

After 23:00 each night, trains will not run between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay.

Planning your Journey

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

Routes Affected:

Between Cardiff Central and Cardiff Bay


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 July

Start:
25/07/2016 01:00:00
End
30/07/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place on some parts of the Arriva Trains Wales network with various lines closed. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Monday to Thursday

The 19:34 Cardiff Central to Holyhead will be replaced by a bus between Llandudno Junction and Holyhead.

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

The 22:45 Barry Island to Pontypridd will be diverted, not calling at stations between Cardiff Central and Radyr. A bus will run between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd.

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 will be replaced by a bus between Radyr and Cardiff Central.

Tuesday to Friday

The 04:25 Holyhead to Cardiff Central will be replaced by a bus between Holyhead and Llandudno Junction.

Planning your Journey

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

Routes Affected:

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes


Amended service between Shrewsbury and Newport overnight on Sunday 31 July

Start:
31/07/2016 01:00:00
End
01/08/2016 07:30:00

Engineering work is taking place between Shrewsbury and Newport, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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

23:05 Hereford to Cardiff Central will run as an additional service.

21:04 Cardiff Central to Chester service will start from Shrewsbury. An additional service will run between Cardiff Central and Hereford, departing at 21:04. A bus will operate between Hereford and Chester for connecting passengers.

04:45 (Monday) Shrewsbury to Llandrindod service will be replaced by a bus 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:

Trains between Manchester Piccadilly / Chester / Hereford and Cardiff Central and also between Shrewsbury and Llandrindod


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

Start:
31/07/2016 01:00:00
End
01/08/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Swansea and Cardiff Central, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

01:50 (Sunday morning) Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central service will be replaced by a bus between Carmarthen and Cardiff Central.

The bus will set down only at 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:

Between Fishguard Harbour and Cardiff Central


Amended Arriva Trains Wales service from Monday 1 to Friday 5 August

Start:
01/08/2016 01:00:00
End
06/08/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place across the Arriva Trains Wales network, closing some lines Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen will be diverted via the Vale of Glamorgan. A bus will run between Cardiff and Bridgend.

From 22:40 Buses replace trains between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth.

19:34 Cardiff Central to Holyhead will be replaced by a bus from Llandudno Junction to Holyhead.

04:25 Holyhead to Cardiff Central (Tuesday - Friday) will start from Llandudno Junction. A bus will depart at 03:46.

21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will be replaced by a bus from Chester to Manchester Piccadilly.

00:32 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester (Tuesday-Friday) will be 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 Planner

Routes Affected:

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes


Amended service between Fishguard Harbour and Cardiff Central from 23:45 on Saturday 6 until 08:10 on Sunday 7 August

Start:
06/08/2016 18:00:00
End
07/08/2016 09:00:00

Engineering work is taking place between Carmarthen and Whitland, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

The 23:45 (Saturday) Swansea to Fishguard Harbour service is replaced by a bus between Carmarthen and Fishguard Harbour.

The 01:50 Fishguard to Cardiff Central service is replaced by a bus.

The 02:50 bus from Carmarthen to Swansea will be retimed to depart Carmarthen at 03:30.

Planning your Journey

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

Routes Affected:

Between Fishguard Harbour and Swansea / Cardiff Central


Amended service between Shrewsbury and Hereford / Llandrindod from 22:00 on Sunday 7 until 06:15 on Monday 8 August

Start:
07/08/2016 01:00:00
End
08/08/2016 08:00:00

Lineside maintenance is taking place between Shrewsbury and Hereford closing some lines.

The 20:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central service is replaced by a bus between Shrewsbury and Cardiff Central. An additional train will run at 23:05 from Hereford to Cardiff Central.

The 21:04 Cardiff Central to Chester service starts at Shrewsbury. An additional train will run at 21:04 from Cardiff Central to Hereford which will connect into a bus from Hereford to Chester.

The 04:45 (Monday) Shrewsbury to Llandrindod service is replaced by a bus 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 Manchester Piccadilly / Chester / Shrewsbury and Cardiff Central / Llandrindod

 


Buses replace trains between Taffs Well and Pontypridd until 16:00 on Sunday 7 August

Start:
07/08/2016 01:01:00
End
07/08/2016 19:00:00

Engineering work is taking place between Taffs Well and Pontypridd, closing all lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Until approximately 16:00, buses replace trains between Taffs Well and Pontypridd.

Trains between Barry Island / Cardiff Central and Taffs Well and trains between Pontypridd and Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil will run to an amended timetable to connect into the buses.

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 / Cardiff Central and Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town until 13:30 on Sunday 7 August

Start:
07/08/2016 01:01:00
End
07/08/2016 16:30:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Until approximately 13:30, buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town.

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 Town


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

Start:
08/08/2016 01:00:00
End
13/08/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place on various parts of the Arriva Trains Wales network with some lines closed. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

The 19:34 Cardiff Central to Holyhead and also the 04:25 Holyhead to Cardiff Central services are replaced by buses between Llandudno Junction and Holyhead.

The 22:12 and 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester and also the 21:09 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly services will be diverted via Crewe and not call at stations between Warrington Bank Quay and Chester. A replacement bus service will run from Warrington Bank Quay to Chester via Runcorn East. 

The 22:55 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service will depart Chester later than the normal timetable.

The 03:38 Chester to Manchester Airport starts earlier than the normal timetable and be 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:

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes


Amended service in the Carmarthen area until 08:20 on Sunday 14 August

Start:
14/08/2016 01:00:00
End
15/08/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place until 08:20 between Cardiff Central and Carmarthen, with some lines closed. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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

07:10 Cardiff Central to Pembroke Dock service will be replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Carmarthen.

09:37 Newport to Milford Haven service departs Carmarthen at 12:07.

10:19 Carmarthen to Pembroke Dock service departs later than usual at 10:35.

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 Fishguard Harbour / Pembroke Dock and Cardiff Central and also between Newport and Milford Haven


Amended service between Chester / Crewe and Shrewsbury overnight on Sunday 14 August

Start:
14/08/2016 01:00:00
End
15/08/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Chester / Crewe and Shrewsbury, closing various lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

21:04 Cardiff Central to Chester service will be diverted between Shrewsbury and Chester via Wrexham General. The train will not call at intermediate stations. A bus will operate between Shrewsbury and Crewe. Passengers travelling between Crewe and Chester should travel on the amended 22:40 Birmingham International to Holyhead service.

21:09 Birmingham International to Chester service is diverted between Shrewsbury and Chester via Wrexham General. A bus will operate between Shrewsbury and Crewe for connecting passengers.

23:00 Chester to Shrewsbury service is re-timed to depart later at 23:22. The train will be diverted between Chester and Shrewsbury via Wrexham General. A bus will operate between Crewe 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:

Trains between Chester and Cardiff Central / Birmingham International and also between Crewe and Shrewsbury.


Amended service between Cardiff Central and Barry Island / Bridgend until 09:25 on Sunday 14 August

Start:
14/08/2016 01:00:00
End
15/08/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Barry Island / Bridgend, closing various lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

08:25 Cardiff Central to Barry Island service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

08:41 Cardiff Central to Bridgend service departs later than usual and is diverted to run via Pontyclun. A bus will operate for intermediate stations between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Barry.

08:56 Barry Island to Aberdare will be replaced by a bus between Barry Island 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:

Trains between Cardiff Central / Aberdare and Barry Island / Bridgend


Buses replace trains between Taffs Well and Pontypridd until 16:00 on Sunday 14 August

Start:
14/08/2016 01:00:00
End
15/08/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Taffs Well and Pontypridd, closing all lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Until 16:00 on Sunday, buses replace trains between Taffs Well and Pontypridd.

Trains between Bridgend / Barry Island / Cardiff Central and Taffs Well and trains between Pontypridd and Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil will run to an amended timetable to connect to the buses.

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 Bridgend / Barry Island / Cardiff Central and Merthyr Tydfil / Aberdare / Treherbert


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 15 to Thursday 18 August

Start:
15/08/2016 01:00:00
End
19/08/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place on various parts of the Arriva Trains Wales network with some lines closed. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly service will depart Shrewsbury earlier than normal, and will be diverted between Shrewsbury and Chester via Crewe. A bus will run between Shrewsbury and Chester calling at all stations (the bus will then run through to Manchester Piccadilly to drop off passengers).

21:36 Crewe to Holyhead service is replaced by a bus between Rhyl and Holyhead.

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

22:28 Chester to Wolverhampton service will start from Shrewsbury. It is replaced by a bus between Chester and Shrewsbury (the bus will then run through to Wolverhampton to drop off passengers).

23:37 Shrewsbury to Chester service is 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 Planner

Routes Affected:

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes


Amended 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central service on Sunday 21 August

Start:
21/08/2016 01:00:00
End
22/08/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Carmarthen and Cardiff Central, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

01:50 (Sunday morning) Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central service will be replaced by a bus between Carmarthen and Cardiff Central.

The bus will set down only at 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:

Between Fishguard Harbour and Cardiff Central


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

Start:
22/08/2016 01:00:00
End
27/08/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place on various parts of the Arriva Trains Wales network with some lines closed. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

The 20.32 Holyhead to Crewe service and the 21.45 Llandudno to Crewe terminates at Llandudno Junction. A replacement bus will run between Llandudno Junction and Crewe.

An additional 22.25 and 23.01 Chester to Crewe service and 00.40 Chester to Holyhead service will run.

The 04.38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe starts at Chester. Passengers for this service need to travel on the earlier 03.34 bus service for a connection.

The following services will terminate at Crewe:

21.17 Cardiff Central to Chester

The 22.55 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead

The 23.27 Crewe to Chester and 04.55 Chester to Crewe service will not run. Bus replacements will run between Crewe and 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:

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes.


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd until 12:30 on Sunday 28 August

Start:
28/08/2016 01:00:00
End
29/08/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Queen Street and Pontypridd with all lines closed. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd.

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

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 via Pontypridd


Amended service between Billingshurst and Arundel between 22:05 and 05:50 from Monday 29 August to Thursday 1 September

Start:
29/08/2016 01:00:00
End
02/09/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Billingshurst and Arundel with affect to the lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Monday

Buses replace trains between Horsham and Bognor Regis.

Tuesday to Thursday

21:32 London Victoria to Portsmouth & Southsea will be diverted after Three Bridges, calling at Haywards Heath, Ford, and as booked.

21:40 Portsmouth Harbour to Three Bridges will be diverted after Ford, calling at Haywards Heath, and Three Bridges.

22:32 London Victoria to Chichester will terminate at Horsham.

22:40 Chichester to Three Bridges will not run.

Buses will run :

22:59, 23:39 Horsham to Chichester calling at Christ's Hospital, Billingshurst, Pulborough, Amberley, Arundel, Ford, Barnham, and Chichester.

23:00, 23.40 Horsham to Bognor Regis calling at Christ's Hospital, Billingshurst, Pulborough, Amberley, Arundel, Littlehampton, and Bognor Regis

22:26 Barnham to Horsham calling at Arundel, Amberley, Pulborough, Billingshurst, Christ's Hospital, and Horsham.

22:57 Barnham to Three Bridges calling at Arundel, Amberley, Pulborough, Billingshurst, Christ's Hospital, Horsham, Littlehaven, Ifield, Crawley, and Three Bridges.

Tuesday to Friday

00:09 Horsham to Three Bridges (additional train) calling at Littlehaven, Ifield, Crawley, and Three Bridges.

Buses will run :

01:02 Chichester to Portsmouth & Southsea calling at Fishbourne, Bosham, Nutbourne, Southbourne, Emsworth, Warblington, Havant, Fratton and Portsmouth & Southsea.

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 London Victoria and Chichester / Havant / Portsmouth & Southsea


Amended Arriva Trains Wales service from Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September

Start:
29/08/2016 01:00:00
End
03/09/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place across the Arriva Trains Wales network, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Monday to Thursday

21:42 Bridgend to Aberdare terminates at Cardiff Central, passengers use alternative train to Pontypridd for a bus to Aberdare.

22:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff Central, bus replaces train between Pontypridd and Cardiff Central.

22:45 Barry Island to Pontypridd, bus replaces train between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd.

23:14 Radyr to Barry Island is diverted via the City Line, a bus will run from Llandaf to Barry Island calling at stations normally served by the train.

Monday to Friday

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

20:32 Holyhead to Crewe, bus replaces train between Llandudno Junction and Crewe.

21:45 Llandudno to Crewe, bus replaces train between Llandudno Junction and Crewe.

22:25 Chester to Crewe, additional train runs.

22:35 Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury is diverted with a connecting bus from Stockport to Wilmslow and Crewe, there is no connection at Shrewsbury from this bus.

22:55 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead terminates at Crewe.

23:01 Chester to Crewe, additional train runs.

Tuesday to Friday

00:40 Chester to Holyhead, additional train runs.

04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe, bus replaces train between Llandudno Junction and 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:

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes


Amended service in the Carmarthen area until 08:20 on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September

Start:
03/09/2016 01:00:00
End
05/09/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place until 08:20 Sunday in the Carmarthen area, with some lines closed. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

On Saturday the 23.45 Swansea to Fishguard Harbour will terminate at Carmarthen. Passengers for stations to Fishguard Harbour should connect into the replacement bus.

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

The 02.50 bus between Carmarthen and Swansea has been retimed to start later at 03.30.

The 08.40 Carmarthen to Manchester Piccadilly starts earlier at 08.13.

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:

Between Fishguard Harbour / Pembroke Dock and Cardiff Central and also between Newport and Milford Haven.


No trains between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Pencoed on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September

Start:
03/09/2016 01:00:00
End
05/09/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, closing the lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Arrive Trains Wales trains are replaced by buses between Cardiff Central and Bridgend.

Some trains are diverted between Cardiff Central and Bridgend making additional stops at Barry, Rhoose and Llantwit Major.

A reduced service will run between Cardiff Central and Barry Island / Penarth.

Great Western Railway trains are diverted between Cardiff Central and Bridgend.

Some trains between London Paddington and Swansea / Pembroke Dock  may be amended or cancelled.

Journey times may be extended by up to 30 minutes.

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here

Planning your Journey

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

The changes to Great Western Railway on Sunday only, are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Gloucester and Maesteg / Fishguard Harbour.

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Swansea.


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Rhymney until 12.00 on Sunday 4 September

Start:
04/09/2016 01:00:00
End
05/09/2016 00:59:00

Track work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Rhymney, closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Rhymney until 12.00.

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 service from Monday 5 to Friday 9 September

Start:
05/09/2016 01:00:00
End
10/09/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place across the Arriva Trains Wales route, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Monday to Thursday

19:34 Cardiff to Holyhead is diverted via Crewe. Passengers for Wrexham should travel on the 21:50 additional Shrewsbury to Wrexham service and connect into the 22:35 replacement bus service for onward travel to Chester.

20:32 Holyhead to Crewe will be replaced by a bus from Rhyl to Crewe.

21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester service is diverted via Crewe and will terminate at Chester. A bus will run from Chester to Manchester.

21:45 Llandudno to Crewe will be replaced by a bus from Rhyl to Crewe.

22:20 Penarth to Rhymney will terminate at Cardiff Central. A bus service will run from Cardiff Central to Rhymney.    

22:50 Penarth to Ystrad Mynach will terminate at Cardiff Central. A bus will run from Cardiff Central to Ystrad Mynach.   

22:28 Chester to Wolverhampton will start from Wrexham. A replacement bus will run from Chester to Wrexham.

23:30 Crewe to Chester service will not run.

23:37 Shrewsbury to Chester service will divert via Crewe. A bus will run for intermediate stations.

Monday to Wednesday

19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen will be diverted and not call at stations from Neath to Carmarthen. A bus will run between these stations.

Tuesday to Thursday

01:48 Fishguard Harbour to Swansea will be replaced by a bus from Llanelli to Swansea.

Tuesday to Friday

04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe will start from Chester. Passengers should travel on the earlier 03:34 bus service from Llandudno to Chester to connect into this service

Thursday to Friday

00:22 Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury is retimed to start later at 00:38.

05:45 Chester to Wrexham will not run

Journey Planning

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


Buses replace trains between Bridgend and Cardiff Central via Pontyclun on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September

Start:
10/09/2016 01:00:00
End
12/09/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Bridgend and Cardiff Central, closing all lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Arriva Trains Wales services will be replaced by buses between Bridgend and Cardiff Central via Pontyclun.

Some trains are diverted between Cardiff Central and Bridgend making additional stops at Barry, Rhoose and Llantwit Major.

A reduced service will run between Cardiff Central and Barry Island / Penarth.

Great Western Railway services will be retimed and diverted between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, extending journey times by up to 30 minutes.

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here

Planning your Journey

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

The changes to Great Western Railway on Sunday are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Maesteg / Fishguard Harbour / Milford Haven / Pembroke Dock and Manchester Piccadilly / Crewe / Cheltenham Spa

Great Western Railway between Carmarthen / Swansea and London Paddington


Amended 07:10 Cardiff Central to Pembroke Dock service on Sunday 11 September

Start:
11/09/2016 01:00:00
End
12/09/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Carmarthen and Cardiff Central, closing all lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

The 07:10 Cardiff Central to Pembroke Dock will be replaced by a bus from Cardiff Central to Carmarthen.

Planning your Journey

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

Routes Affected:

From Cardiff Central to Pembroke Dock


Amended 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central service on Sunday 11 September

Start:
11/09/2016 01:00:00
End
12/09/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Swansea and Cardiff Central, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

01:50 (Sunday morning) Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central service will be replaced by a bus between Carmarthen and Cardiff Central.

The bus will set down only at 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:

Between Fishguard Harbour and Cardiff Central


Buses replace trains between Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds / Norwich on Sunday 11 September

Start:
11/09/2016 01:00:00
End
12/09/2016 00:59:00

Bridge and tunnel maintenance is taking place between Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds / Norwich, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds / Norwich.

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here

Planning your Journey

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

Routes Affected:

Between Ipswich and Peterborough / Cambridge and between London Liverpool Street and Norwich


Buses replace trains between Hereford and Newport / Cardiff Central after 22:40 on Sunday 11 September

Start:
11/09/2016 17:00:00
End
12/09/2016 00:59:00

Track work is taking place between Hereford and Newport closing all lines.

After 22:40, trains buses replace trains between Hereford and Newport / Cardiff Central.

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

The 21:15 Carmarthen to Hereford service is replaced by a bus between Newport and Hereford.

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here

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


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 12 to Friday 16 September

Start:
12/09/2016 15:00:00
End
16/09/2016 15:00:00

Engineering work is taking place across the Arriva Trains Wales network, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Monday and Tuesday

The 21:45 Llandudno to Crewe service is replaced by a bus between Rhyl and Crewe.

Monday to Thursday

The 19:34 Cardiff Central to Holyhead service is diverted via Crewe. An additional service will run at 21:50 from Shrewsbury to Wrexham General, calling at Gobowen, Chirk and Ruabon. A bus will run from Wrexham General to Chester.

The 20:32 Holyhead to Crewe is replaced by a bus between Rhyl and Crewe.

The 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly is diverted via Crewe and terminates at Chester. An additional service will run at 22:35 from Shrewsbury to Wrexham General which connects into a bus at 23:35 from Wrexham General to Manchester Piccadilly.

The 22:28 Chester to Wolverhampton is replaced by a bus between Chester and Wrexham General.

An additional service will run at 22:43 from Chester to Shrewsbury.

The 23:30 Crewe to Chester service will not run.

The 23:37 Shrewsbury to Chester service is diverted via Crewe. A bus will run from Shrewsbury to Chester.

Each evening after 23:10, trains between Cardiff Central and Bridgend will be diverted. Buses will run between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, calling at Pontyclun, Llanharan and Pencoed.

Tuesday and Wednesday

The 04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe service starts at Chester. A bus will run from Llandudno Junction to Chester departing at 03:34 to connect into the train.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:22 Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury service is amended to depart at 00:38.

The 05:45 Chester to Wrexham General service will not run.

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here

Journey Planning

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