• 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
    September 2014 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
    October 2014 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

Amended Arriva Trains Wales service from Monday 29 September to Friday 3 October 2014

Start:
29/09/2014 01:00:00
End
03/10/2014 08:00:00

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

Monday to Thursday

19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen will be diverted and not call at stations between Cardiff Central and Bridgend. A connecting bus will run calling at stations between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Pencoed.

19:34 Cardiff Central to Holyhead will be diverted via Crewe, passengers for stations to Chester travel on 21:50 Shrewsbury to Wrexham General and connecting bus from Wrexham General to Chester.

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

22:23 Crewe to Chester will be retimed to depart from Crewe at the later time of 22:50.

22:28 Chester to Wolverhampton, bus replaces train between Wrexham General and Chester.

22:35 Shrewsbury to Wrexham General additional, passengers connect into the 23:25 bus from Wrexham General calling Chester, Helsby, Frodsham, Runcorn East, Warrington Bank Quay, Earlestown, Newton-le-Willows and Manchester Piccadilly.

23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester will be diverted and run non-stop, a bus will run between Manchester Piccaddily and Chester calling at stations normally served by the train. 

23:37 Shrewsbury to Chester will be diverted via Crewe, Passengers travel on 23.40 replacement bus from Shrewsbury calling at Gobowen, Chirk, Ruabon, Wrexham General and Chester.

Tuesday to Friday

00:22 Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury will start at 00:35.

00:25 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester, bus replaces train throughout.

Planning your Journey

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

Routes Affected:

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes.


Amended service on the Vale of Glamorgan and City Lines on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 October 2014

Start:
04/10/2014 01:00:00
End
06/10/2014 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Radyr (City Line) and also between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend (Vale of Glamorgan) with all lines closed.

Passengers should use local buses between Cardiff Central and Ninian Park, Waun-gron Park, Fairwater, Danescourt, Radyr.

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

Between Coryton and Radyr Cardiff Central and also Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend


Amended service between Newport and Cardiff Central from 22:10 on Saturday 4 to 08:30 on Sunday 5 October 2014

Start:
04/10/2014 23:00:00
End
05/10/2014 09:30:00

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

Arriva Trains Wales

On Saturday and Sunday most trains will be retimed to arrive and depart slightly later than the normal timetable.

23:09 (Saturday) Gloucester to Cardiff Central, bus replaces train throughout.

23:15 (Saturday) Hereford to Cardiff Central, bus replaces train throughout.

07:40 (Sunday) Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale Parkway, bus replaces train at 07:20 between Cardiff Central and Rogerstone.

First Great Western

On Saturday and Sunday most trains will be retimed to arrive and depart slightly earlier or later than the normal timetable.

20:23 (Saturday) Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff Central and 21:57 (Saturday) London Paddington to Cardiff Central,  buses replaces trains between Newport and Cardiff Central.

07:50 (Sunday) Cardiff Central to London Paddington, bus replaces train between Cardiff Central and Newport.

08:05 (Sunday) Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour, starts from Bristol Temple Meads, bus replaces train between Cardiff Central and Newport then onward rail connection to Bristol Temple Meads. 

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 First Great Western and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Between Cardiff Central and Newport


Amended service between Shrewsbury and Chester on Sunday 5 October 2014

Start:
05/10/2014 01:00:00
End
06/10/2014 00:59:00

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

Trains will be diverted between Shrewsbury and Chester, buses will run between Shrewsbury and Wrexham General call 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 / Birmingham International / Wolverhampton / Shrewsbury and Chester / Holyhead


Amended Arriva Trains Wales service from Monday 6 to Friday 10 October 2014

Start:
06/10/2014 01:00:00
End
11/10/2014 00:59:00

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

Monday to Thursday

19:34 Cardiff Central to Holyhead will be diverted via Crewe, passengers for stations to Chester travel on 21:50 Shrewsbury to Wrexham General and connecting bus from Wrexham General to Chester.

21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will be diverted via Crewe. Passengers for stations between Shrewsbury and Chester should travel on the additional 22:35 Shrewsbury to Wrexham General service and connect into the replacement bus service from Wrexham General calling at Chester, Helsby, Frodsham, Runcorn East, Warrington Bank Quay, Earlestown, Newton-le-Willows and Manchester Piccadilly. The bus will call to set down only. 

22:12, 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester, bus replaces train between Warrington Bank Quay and Chester.

22:23 Crewe to Chester will not run.

22:28 Chester to Wolverhampton, bus replaces train between Wrexham General and Chester.

22:35 Shrewsbury to Wrexham General additional, passengers connect into the 23:25 bus from Wrexham General calling Chester, Helsby, Frodsham, Runcorn East, Warrington Bank Quay, Earlestown, Newton-le-Willows and Manchester Piccadilly.

23:37 Shrewsbury to Chester will be diverted via Crewe, Passengers travel on 23.40 replacement bus from Shrewsbury calling at Gobowen, Chirk, Ruabon, Wrexham General and Chester.

Tuesday to Friday

00:22 Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury will start at 00:35.

00:25 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester, bus replaces train throughout.

05:45 Chester to Wrexham General will not run.

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.

Amended service between Carmarthen and Fishguard Harbour each night from Monday 6 to Thursday 9 October 2014

Start:
06/10/2014 19:00:00
End
10/10/2014 07:00:00

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Clarbeston Road and Fishguard Harbour closing all lines.

19:00 Fishguard Harbour will be extended to run to Carmarthen, calling at Clunderwen and Whitland.

20:05 Clarbeston Road to Fishguard Harbour, bus replaces train throughout.

20:50 Fishguard Harbour to Carmarthen service is replaced by a bus throughout.

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

01:50 (Tuesday to Friday) Fishguard Harbour to Swansea service is replaced 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 Swansea / Carmarthen and Fishguard Harbour


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway each night from Monday 6 to Thursday 9 October 2014

Start:
06/10/2014 21:00:00
End
10/10/2014 03:00:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway closing all lines.

From 20:30 buses will be replacing 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:

Trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway


Amended service between Newport and Cardiff Central from 22:10 on Saturday 11 to 08:30 on Sunday 12 October 2014

Start:
11/10/2014 23:00:00
End
12/10/2014 09:30:00

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

Arriva Trains Wales

On Saturday and Sunday most trains will be retimed to arrive and depart slightly later than the normal timetable.

23:09 (Saturday) Gloucester to Cardiff Central, bus replaces train throughout.

23:15 (Saturday) Hereford to Cardiff Central, bus replaces train throughout.

07:40 (Sunday) Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale Parkway, bus replaces train at 07:20 between Cardiff Central and Rogerstone.

First Great Western

On Saturday and Sunday most trains will be retimed to arrive and depart slightly earlier or later than the normal timetable.

08:05 (Sunday) Cardiff Central to Warminster, starts from Bristol Temple Meads, bus replaces train between Cardiff Central and Newport then onward rail connection to Bristol Temple Meads. 

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 First Great Western and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Between Cardiff Central and Newport


No trains to Penarth, Barry Island, Bridgend via Vale of Glamorgan until after 16:30 on Sunday 12 October 2014

Start:
12/10/2014 01:00:00
End
12/10/2014 17:30:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Penarth, Barry Island, Bridgend via Vale of Glamorgan with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains on all services to and from 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 service between Chester and Wrexham on Sunday 12 October 2014

Start:
12/10/2014 01:00:00
End
13/10/2014 00:59:00

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

08:08 Chester to Wrexham General, bus replaces train throughout.

09:22, 11:31 Chester to Birmingham International, bus replaces train between Chester and Wrexham General .

10:16 Shrewsbury to Chester, bus replaces train between Wrexham General 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:

Between Chester and Wrexham General / Shrewsbury / Birmingham International.


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 13 to Friday 16 October 2014

Start:
13/10/2014 05:00:00
End
17/10/2014 07:00:00

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

Monday to Thursday 

19:34 Cardiff Central to Holyhead will be replaced by a bus between Llandudno Junction and Holyhead. This service is also diverted via Crewe and will not call at stations between Shrewsbury and Chester. An additional train will depart Shrewsbury to Wrexham General at 21:50 to connect with a replacement bus to Chester.

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

21:42 Bridgend to Aberdare will be diverted via Pontyclun. A replacement bus service will run between Bridgend and Cardiff via Barry.

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

22:04 Chester to Holyhead will be replaced by a bus between Llandudno Junction and Holyhead.

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

22:28 Chester to Wolverhampton will be replaced by a bus between Chester and Wrexham General.

An additionally train will run at 22:35 from Shrewsbury to Wrexham General to connect with a replacement bus to Manchester Piccadilly.

22:52 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead will be replaced by a bus between Llandudno Junction and Holyhead.

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

23:26 Penarth to Cardiff Central is replaced by bus throughout.

23:37 Shrewsbury to Chester is diverted via Crewe. A replacement bus will run between Shrewsbury and Chester calling at all stations.

Tuesday to Friday 

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

00:22 Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury will depart at 00:35.

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 service from Holyhead (05:15 from Bangor) and change at 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:

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes.


Amended service between Newport and Cardiff Central from 22:10 on Saturday 18 to 08:30 on Sunday 19 October 2014

Start:
18/10/2014 23:00:00
End
19/10/2014 09:30:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Newport, closing some lines.

Arriva Trains Wales

On Saturday and Sunday most trains will be retimed to arrive and depart slightly later than the normal timetable.

On Sunday the 07:40 Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale Parkway and 08:40 Ebbw Vale Parkway, buses replace trains throughout.

First Great Western

On Saturday and Sunday most trains will be retimed to arrive and depart slightly earlier or later than the normal timetable.

07:50 Cardiff Central to London Paddington, bus replaces train at 07:23 between Cardiff Central and Newport.

08:05 Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour starts from Bristol Temple Meads at 09:10, passengers travel on the 07:23 bus from Cardiff Central to connect with the 08:08 train from Newport to Bristol Temple Meads.

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 First Great Western 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 / Manchester Piccadilly / Cheltenham / Holyhead and between Coryton and Radyr via Cardiff Central.

First Great Western between Carmarthen and London Paddington and between Cardiff Central and Bristol Temple Meads / Portsmouth Harbour.


Amended service between Shrewsbury and Chester after 23:55 on Saturday 18 until 11:55 on Sunday 19 October 2014

Start:
19/10/2014 00:30:00
End
19/10/2014 13:00:00

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

23:33 (Saturday) Shrewsbury to Chester will be diverted, a bus will run between Shrewsbury and Chester calling at stations normally served by the train.

08:08 (Sunday) Chester to Wrexham General, bus replaces train throughout.

09:22 (Sunday) Chester to Birmingham International will be diverted, a bus will run between Chester and Shrewsbury calling at stations normally served by the train.

10:16 (Sunday) Shrewsbury to Chester will be diverted, a bus will run between Shrewsbury and 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 Birmingham International / Shrewsbury / Wrexham General and Chester.


Amended 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central service on Sunday 19 October 2014

Start:
19/10/2014 01:00:00
End
19/10/2014 08:00:00

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

The 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


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central / Radyr and Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil on Sunday 19 October 2014

Start:
19/10/2014 01:00:00
End
20/10/2014 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central / Radyr and Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil with various line closures. 

Until 12:30, buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil.

From 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 and Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 October 2014

Start:
20/10/2014 01:00:00
End
25/10/2014 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 is diverted between Port Talbot and Swansea. Passengers for intermediate stations should connect into the replacement buses between Port Talbot and Carmarthen.

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

The 22:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff Central service is replaced by a bus between Pontypridd and Cardiff Central.

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

The 22:55 Cardiff Central to Radyr service is replaced by a bus throughout.

The 23:14 Radyr to Barry Island service starts from Cardiff Central. A replacement bus will run between Radyr and Barry Island, stops from Cardiff Central to Barry Island are to set down only.

Tuesday to Friday

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

The 04:34 Swansea to Shrewsbury service is replaced by a bus between Swansea and Llanelli. The bus departs Swansea at the earlier time of 04:17.

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 Shrewsbury on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 October 2014

Start:
25/10/2014 01:00:00
End
26/10/2014 23:59:00

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

Buses replace trains between 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 Fishguard Harbour / Milford Haven / Pembroke Dock / Carmarthen / Maesteg / Cardiff Central / Barry Island and Hereford / Shrewsbury / Chester / Llandudno Junction /  Holyhead / Manchester Piccadilly


Buses replace trains between Broome and Shrewsbury on Sunday 26 October 2014

Start:
26/10/2014 01:00:00
End
26/10/2014 23:59:00

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

Buses replace trains between Broome 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 Swansea / Cardiff Central and Shrewsbury.


Amended 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central service on Sunday 26 October 2014

Start:
26/10/2014 01:00:00
End
26/10/2014 06:00:00

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

The 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 27 to Thursday 30 October 2014

Start:
27/10/2014 04:00:00
End
30/10/2014 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 

20:55 Cardiff Central to Chester, bus replaces train between Crewe and Chester.

21:17 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly will terminate at Crewe. A replacement bus will run between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly calling at Wilmslow and Stockport.

21:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Bridgend will terminate at Barry. A replacement bus service will run between Barry and Bridgend calling at all stations.

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

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

Planning your Journey

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

 

Routes Affected:

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes


Amended service between Fishguard Harbour and Cardiff Central early morning on Sunday 2 November 2014

Start:
02/11/2014 00:01:00
End
02/11/2014 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Fishguard Harbour and Carmarthen closing some lines.

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

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

02:50 bus service from Carmarthen to Swansea will now depart later 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:

Trains between Fishguard Harbour and Swansea / Cardiff Central


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Rhymney until 12:00 on Sunday 2 November 2014

Start:
02/11/2014 02:00:00
End
02/11/2014 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Queen Street and Rhymney with all lines closed.

Until 12:00 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 Barry Island  / Cardiff Central and Rhymney.


Buses replace trains between Shrewsbury and Broome / Newport on Sunday 2 November 2014

Start:
02/11/2014 02:00:00
End
02/11/2014 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Shrewsbury and Broome and also between Shrewsbury and Newport with all lines closed.

Buses will replace trains between Shrewsbury and Broome / 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:

Trains between Shrewsbury and Swansea and also between Manchester Piccadilly / Holyhead and Cardiff Central


Buses replace trains between Shrewsbury and Crewe after 22:30 on Sunday 2 November 2014

Start:
02/11/2014 21:00:00
End
03/11/2014 02:00:00

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

Buses will replace trains between Shrewsbury and Crewe.

Some trains which usually run between Shrewsbury and Crewe will be diverted via Wrexham and start / terminate at 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:

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


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 3 to Friday 7 November 2014

Start:
03/11/2014 04:00:00
End
07/11/2014 23:59:00

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

Monday to Thursday

19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen will be diverted and not call at Swansea, a connecting bus will run between Neath and Carmarthen via Swansea.

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

22:18 Penarth to Rhymney will be replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Rhymney.

22:49 Penarth to Ystrad Mynach will be replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Ystrad Mynach.

23:00 Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central is cancelled with no alternative transport available.

Tuesday to Friday 

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

04:31 Swansea to Shrewsbury will be replaced by a bus between Swansea and Llanelli. The replacement bus will depart from Swansea at 04:17.


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 Shrewsbury and Welshpool / Broome / Newport on Sunday 9 November 2014

Start:
09/11/2014 00:00:00
End
09/11/2014 23:59:00

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

Buses will replace trains between Shrewsbury and Welshpool / Broome / Newport.

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 Aberyswyth, Shrewsbury and Cardiff Central via Swansea and between Manchester Piccadilly / Holyhead and Cardiff Central / Milford Haven


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 10 to Friday 14 November 2014

Start:
10/11/2014 00:00:00
End
14/11/2014 23:59:00

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

Monday and Tuesday

The 19:34 Cardiff Central to Holyhead will run later than normal.

The 22:55 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead services will run later than normal with no guaranteed ferry connection, passengers intending to travel on the 02:40 Irish Ferry service to Dublin are advised to travel earlier.  

Monday to Thursday

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

The 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service is diverted. A replacement bus will operate from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester calling at all booked stations.

The 23:15 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen service will be diverted via the Vale of Glamorgan. Passengers for stations between Cardiff and Bridgend should travel on the replacement buses, calling at intermediate stations. Passengers for stations between Bridgend and Carmarthen should connect into the Carmarthen train service at Bridgend.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:25 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will not run. A replacement bus will run throughout.

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 Fishguard Harbour and Carmarthen from 23:45 on Saturday 15 until 04:30 on Sunday 16 November 2014

Start:
15/11/2014 23:45:00
End
16/11/2014 04:30:00

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

The 23:45 Swansea to Fishguard Harbour service will terminate at Carmarthen, a bus replacement service will run between Carmarthen and Fishguard Harbour.

The 01:48 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central service is replaced by a bus throughout.

The 02:30 Carmarthen to Swansea replacement bus service will be retimed to depart Carmarthen at the later time of 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 Cardiff Central


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 17 to Friday 21 November 2014

Start:
17/11/2014 00:00:00
End
21/11/2014 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 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly service is replaced by a bus between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 22:12 and 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester services will be diverted via Crewe. Replacement bus services will run between Warrington Bank Quay and Chester calling at the affected stations.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:25 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will not run. A replacement bus will run throughout.

Planning your Journey

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Routes Affected:
Some Arriva Trains Wales routes

Amended 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central service on Sunday 23 November 2014

Start:
23/11/2014 00:00:00
End
23/11/2014 08:05:00

Engineering work is taking place between Swansea and Cardiff Central until 08:05 with all lines closed .

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

Planning your Journey

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Routes Affected:

Between Fishguard Harbour and Cardiff Central.


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 24 to Friday 28 November 2014

Start:
24/11/2014 00:00:00
End
28/11/2014 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

  • 21:51 Aberdare to Penarth. This train terminates at Cardiff Central and is replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Penarth
  • 22:15 Maesteg to Gloucester. This train terminates at Newport and is replaced by a bus between Newport and Gloucester
  • 22:42 (retimed to 22:55) Bridgend to Cardiff Central. This train is diverted via Pontyclun. A replacement bus will run from Bridgend to Cardiff Central, calling at the affected stations
  • 23:14 Radyr to Barry Island. This train terminates at Cardiff Central and is replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Barry Island  
  • 23:26 Penarth to Cardiff Central. This train is cancelled and is replaced by a bus

Tuesday to Friday

  • 05:16 Barry Island to Caerphilly. This train starts forward from Cardiff Central. There will be no alternative transport provided between Barry Island and Cardiff Central  

Planning your Journey

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Routes Affected:

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes


Amended service between Fishguard Harbour and Cardiff Central until 10:30 on Sunday 30 November 2014

Start:
30/11/2014 00:01:00
End
30/11/2014 12:00:00

Engineering work is taking place at Pembrey & Bury Port 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.

09:35 Swansea to Carmarthen service depart later at 10:07 from Swansea.

Planning your Journey

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Routes Affected:

Trains between Fishguard Harbour and Swansea / Cardiff Central


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 1 to Friday 5 December 2014

Start:
01/12/2014 00:00:00
End
05/12/2014 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

  • 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen. This train is diverted between Port Talbot Parkway and Swansea. A replacement bus will operate between Port Talbot Parkway and Carmarthen, calling at affected stations
  • 21:09 Pembroke Dock to Swansea. This train terminates at Llanelli and is replaced by a bus between Llanelli and Swansea
  • 21:42 Bridgend to Aberdare. This train terminates at Cardiff Central. Passengers are advised to travel forward on the 22:46 Cardiff Central to Pontypridd service and then forward to Aberdare on the replacement bus service
  • 21:55 Barry Island to Merthyr Tydfil. This train terminates at Pontypridd and is replaced by a bus between Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil
  • 22:44 Barry Island to Pontypridd. This train terminates at Radyr and is replaced by a bus between Radyr and Pontypridd
  • 23:45 Swansea to Fishguard Harbour. This train will not run. Passengers should travel on the replacement bus service to Llanelli and connect into the additional 00:21 Llanelli to Fishguard train service 

Tuesday to Friday

  • 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Swansea. This train terminates at Llanelli and is replaced by a bus between Llanelli and Swansea
  • 04:34 Swansea to Shrewsbury. This train starts forward from Llanelli. Passengers for this service should travel on the earlier replacement bus departing Swansea at 04:15
  • 05:45 Swansea to Pembroke Dock. This train starts forward from Llanelli. Passengers for this service should travel on the earlier replacement bus departing Swansea at 05:30

Planning your Journey

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Routes Affected:

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services each nigh from Monday 8 to Thursday 11 December 2014

Start:
08/12/2014 04:00:00
End
12/12/2014 04:00:00

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

Monday - Thursday

20:17 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly will be 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

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Routes Affected:

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes.


Amended service between Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton until 11:00 on Sunday 14 December 2014

Start:
14/12/2014 00:00:00
End
14/12/2014 11:00:00

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

The 00:20 Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury and 08:10 Shrewsbury to Birmingham International services will be replaced by buses between Wellington and Shrewsbury.

The 09:09 Shrewsbury to Birmingham International service will not run. A replacement bus will run between Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton, calling at Wellington and Telford Central.

The 09:22 Chester to Birmingham International service will run later than usual from Shrewsbury and call additionally at Oakengates, Cosford, Albrighton, Codsall and Bilbrook.

The 10:48 Birmingham International to Chester service will start from Wolverhampton.

Planning your Journey

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Routes Affected:

Between Chester and Birmingham International


Amended 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central service on Sunday 14 December 2014

Start:
14/12/2014 00:00:00
End
14/12/2014 05:00:00

Engineering work is taking place between Swansea and Cardiff Central until 08:05 with all lines closed.

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

Planning your Journey

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Routes Affected:

Between Fishguard Harbour and Cardiff Central.


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services each night from Monday 15 to Thursday 18 December 2014

Start:
15/12/2014 04:00:00
End
18/12/2014 23:59:00

Overnight engineering work is taking place across some parts of the Arriva Trains Wales network with the following traiins being amended:

19:21 (Monday - Thursday) Holyhead to Birmingham New Street will terminate at Wolverhampton. Passengers should use alternative services between Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street.

22:28 (Monday - Thursday) Chester to Wolverhampton will be replaced by a bus between Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton.

23:32 (Monday - Thursday) Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury will be replaced by a bus throughout.

00:22 (Tuesday - Friday) Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury is replaced by a bus throughout.

Planning your Journey

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Routes Affected:

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes.