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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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    May 2016 Monthly Poster  

Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 2 until Friday 6 May

Start:
02/05/2016 01:00:00
End
07/05/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place on various Arriva Trains Wales routes, closing various lines.

Monday to Thursday

Buses replace trains after 23:00 each night, between Cardiff Central and Radyr / Pontypridd.

21:34 / 23:05 Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale Town and 22:37 Ebbw Vale Town to Cardiff Central services are cancelled. Buses will run in place of these cancelled trains.

Wednesday to Friday

04:25 Holyhead to London Euston service is replaced by a bus between Holyhead and Llandudno Junction. The bus will depart at 03:50 from Holyhead to connect with the train at Llandudno Junction.

Friday

19:34 Cardiff Central to Holyhead service is replaced by a bus between Bangor and Holyhead.

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

22:55 Birmingham New Street and Holyhead service is replaced by a bus between Bangor and Holyhead. There will be no connection to the 02:40 Holyhead to Dublin Port ferry 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:

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes


No trains at Cardiff Bay from 23:00 each night Monday 2 to Thursday 5 May

Start:
02/05/2016 01:00:00
End
06/05/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Cathays, closing all lines.

No trains will 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:

Arriva Trains Wales between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay


Buses replace trains between Bangor and Holyhead on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 May

Start:
07/05/2016 01:00:00
End
09/05/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Bangor and Holyhead, closing all lines.

Arriva Trains Wales

Buses will replace trains between Bangor and Holyhead.

Virgin Trains

Trains will mostly operate between London Euston / Crewe and Chester, with some trains extended to call at Bangor. Passengers may use alternative services for 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 Birmingham International / Crewe / Shrewsbury and Holyhead. 

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Holyhead. 


Amended service between Manchester and Salford Crescent / Newton-le-Willows from Sunday 8 until approximately 04:40 Monday 9 May

Start:
08/05/2016 01:00:00
End
10/05/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Deansgate and Eccles / Salford Crescent closing the line.

Trains between Manchester and Chester will be diverted via Stockport and Northwich. Buses will serve stations via Newton-le-Willows.

Trains between Manchester Airport and Blackpool North will be diverted to start / terminate at Manchester Victoria and will not call at stations between Manchester Airport and Deansgate. A bus will run between Manchester Airport and Bolton. An hourly train service will operate between Manchester Airport and Manchester Oxford Road.

Trains between Manchester Airport and Liverpool Lime Street will be diverted to start / terminate at Wigan North Western. A bus will run between Earlestown and Manchester Piccadilly.

Planning your Journey

These changes to Northern 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 Arriva Trains Wales, TransPennine Express and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester. 

TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport and Scotland. 

Northern between Manchester Airport and Newton-le-Willows / Blackpool North. 


Amended 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central on Sunday 8 May

Start:
08/05/2016 01:00:00
End
09/05/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Port Talbot and Swansea with the following train amended.

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

Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central


Amended service between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Pencoed on Sunday 8 May

Start:
08/05/2016 01:00:00
End
09/05/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Pencoed until 11:30 and then from 22:35 on Sunday, with all lines closed.

Until 11:30 and then from 22:35 trains between Cardiff Central and Bridgend will be diverted via the Vale of Glamorgan. Trains will be re-timed with journey times extended by up to 30 minutes.

The 09:32 Newport to Milford Haven service will be diverted via the Vale of Glamorgan. A bus will serve stations via Pencoed.

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 Newport to Milford Haven / Swansea

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Swansea


Amended service between Cardiff Central and Manchester Piccadilly / Chester from 20:30 on Sunday 8 May

Start:
08/05/2016 21:00:00
End
09/05/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place in the Shrewsbury area, with the following trains amended:

The 20:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central will be replaced by a bus from Shrewsbury.

There will be an additional train at 23:05 Hereford to Cardiff Central.

The 21:04 Cardiff Central to Chester will be replaced by a bus from Shrewsbury.

The 04:45 (Monday) Shrewsbury to Llandrindod will be replaced by bus.

Planning your Journey

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

Routes Affected:

Between Cardiff Central and Manchester Piccadilly / Chester


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 9 until Friday 13 May

Start:
09/05/2016 01:00:00
End
14/05/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place on various Arriva Trains Wales routes, with the following trains amended:

Monday

04:45 Shrewsbury to Llandrindod will be replaced by a bus.

Monday to Thursday

21:34 and 23:05 Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale and the 22:37 Ebbw Vale to Cardiff Central are replaced by a bus service.

Monday to Friday

04:45 Shrewsbury to Llandrindod will be replaced by a bus.

04:53 Machynlleth to Aberystwyth will be replaced by a bus.

05:30 Aberystwyth to Birmingham International will be replaced by a bus from Aberystwyth to Machynlleth.

19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen will be diverted and not call at Pontyclun, Llanharan and Pencoed. A bus will call at these stations.

20:04 Birmingham International to Aberystwyth will terminate at Machynlleth. A bus will run from Machynlleth and Aberystwyth.

23:40 Aberystwyth to Machynlleth will be replaced by a bus.

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

Thursday to Friday

00:32 Manchester to Chester will be replaced by a bus.

Planning your Journey

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

Routes Affected:

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes


Amended 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central service on Sunday 15 May

Start:
15/05/2016 01:00:00
End
16/05/2016 00:59:00

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

01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central service will be replaced by a bus between Carmarthen and Cardiff Central. The bus is unable to pick up 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 Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town on Sunday 15 May

Start:
15/05/2016 01:01:00
End
16/05/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town closing some lines.

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 service between Chester / Newton-le-Willows / Salford Crescent and Manchester on Sunday 15 May

Start:
15/05/2016 01:01:00
End
16/05/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Eccles and Deansgate / Manchester Victoria with various line closures.

Arriva Trains Wales

Services between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly will be diverted, not calling at intermediate stations.

Buses will run between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly calling at all stations.

TransPennine Express

Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle will be amended to run between Manchester Piccadilly and Newcastle. Passengers should use alternative services.

Northern

Services between Southport and Chester / Hazel Grove will be amended to run as two trains; one between Southport and Manchester Victoria and one between Manchester Oxford Road and Chester / Hazel Grove.

Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Airport will be diverted to run between Liverpool Lime Street and Wigan North Western.

Buses will run between Newton-le-Willows and Manchester Piccadilly.

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 Chester and Manchester Piccadilly.

TransPennine Express between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle.

Northern between Southport / Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Airport / Chester / Hazel Grove.


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 16 to Friday 20 May

Start:
16/05/2016 01:00:00
End
21/05/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place on various Arriva Trains Wales routes, closing various lines.

Monday to Thursday

Buses replace trains after 21:30 each night between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town.

The following trains will be cancelled - a replacement bus service will run

  • 20:34, 21:34 and 23:05 Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale Town
  • 21:37 and 22:37 Ebbw Vale Town to Cardiff Central.

Engineering work will take place between Manchester and Chester each evening after 23:20

  • 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will terminate at Chester. 
    A replacement bus service will run.
  • 22:55 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead will depart Chester at 00:49
  • 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester will be diverted between Warrington Bank Quay and Chester. 
    A replacement bus service will run.
  • 00:32 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester will not run.  A replacement bus service will run.
  • 03:36 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly will depart at 03:26

Tuesday to Friday

Engineering work will take place between Rhyl and Holyhead each evening after 22:10

  • 21:36 Crewe to Holyhead will terminate at Rhyl. A replacement bus service will run.
  • 22:52 / 22:55 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead runs later between Colwyn Bay and Holyhead
  • 04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe (Wed-Fri) starts at Rhyl at 04:57. A replacement bus service will leave Llandudno Junction at 04:20.

 

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:

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes


Buses replace trains between Carmarthen and Milford Haven / Fishguard Harbour until 16:00 on Sunday 22 May

Start:
21/05/2016 01:00:00
End
22/05/2016 18:00:00

Engineering work is taking place between Carmarthen and Milford Haven / Fishguard Harbour, with all lines closed.

Buses will replace trains between Carmarthen and Milford Haven / Fishguard Harbour.

Planning your Journey

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

Routes Affected:

Between Manchester Piccadilly / Cardiff Central / Crewe / Carmarthen and Milford Haven and between Gloucester / Swansea / Hereford / Cardiff Central and Fishguard Harbour


Buses replace trains between Shrewsbury and Crewe from 22:00 on Sunday 22 May

Start:
22/05/2016 01:00:00
End
23/05/2016 00:59:00

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

The 21:04 Cardiff Central to Crewe will be diverted and terminate at Chester. A bus will run between Shrewsbury and Crewe calling at intermediate stations. Passengers travelling to Crewe should travel on the retimed 22:40 Birmingham International to Holyhead service.

The 21:09 Birmingham International to Crewe is diverted and terminates at Chester. A replacement bus will run between Shrewsbury and Crewe.

The 23:00 Crewe to Shrewsbury is retimed to depart Crewe at 23:22 and is diverted running non stop between Crewe to Shrewsbury. A replacement bus will run between Crewe and Shrewsbury calling at all 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:

Between Cardiff Central / Shrewsbury and Chester and also between Birmingham International and Crewe


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 23 to Friday 27 May

Start:
23/05/2016 01:01:00
End
28/05/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place on various parts of the Arriva Trains Wales network with the following services amended:

Monday to Thursday

21:54 Aberdare to Penarth terminates at Cardiff Central. Bus will run between Cardiff Central and Penarth.

22:42 Bridgend to Cardiff Central will be diverted via Pontyclun. Bus will run between Bridgend and Cardiff Central.

23:14 Radyr to Barry Island terminates at Cardiff Central. Bus will run between Cardiff Central and Barry Island.

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

Monday to Friday

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

21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will depart Shrewsbury earlier than normal, and will be diverted via Crewe. A bus will run between Shrewsbury and Chester.

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

20:32 Holyhead to Crewe will be replaced by a bus between Llandudno Junction and Crewe.

21:45 Llandudno to Crewe service terminates at Llandudno Junction, and restarts again at Chester. A bus will run between Llandudno Junction and Chester.

22:15 Maesteg to Cheltenham Spa service terminates at Newport. A bus will run between Newport and Gloucester.

21:34 and 23:05 Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale Town, and the 22:37 Ebbw Vale Town to Cardiff Central services will be replaced by buses.

Tuesday to Friday

04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe starts at Chester. A bus will run at 04:00 from Llandudno Junction to Chester to connect with the train.

05:16 Barry Island to Caerphilly starts at Cardiff Central. There will be no replacement 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:

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes


Amended service in the Crewe area from Saturday 28 to Monday 30 May

Start:
28/05/2016 14:00:00
End
30/05/2016 12:00:00

Engineering work is taking place between Crewe and Runcorn / Warrington Bank Quay closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Arriva Trains Wales

Until 12:35 on Sunday, buses will replace trains between Chester and Crewe.

On Monday, the 04:22 Chester to Birmingham New Street service will be retimed to run earlier than usual and will be diverted, not calling at Crewe or Stafford.

London Midland

Until 12:00 on Saturday, a reduced service will run between London Euston and Crewe / Liverpool Lime Street.

After 12:00, trains will run between London Euston and Crewe only. Buses will replace trains between Crewe and Liverpool South Parkway. Passengers are advised to use alternative train services between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Lime Street.

On Sunday and until 11:00 on Monday, trains will run between London Euston and Stafford only. Buses will run between Stafford and Crewe / Liverpool South Parkway.

After 11:00 on Monday, a reduced service will run between Birmingham New Street / Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street.

Northern

Until approximately 12:40 on Sunday, buses will replace trains between Crewe and Sandbach.

Virgin Trains 

After 11:00 on Saturday, Virgin Trains services between London Euston and Scotland will run between London Euston and Crewe only. Buses will run between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street (via Runcorn) / Preston.

Trains will run between Crewe and Glasgow Central via Alsager.

A reduced service will run between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly. 

Trains between London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street will be diverted via (but not call at) Manchester Piccadilly.

Trains between London Euston and Holyhead / Chester will run between Crewe and Holyhead / Chester only.

Virgin Trains services are also affected by engineering work between Oxenholme Lake District and Carlisle.

Planning your journey

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

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Cardiff Central and Manchester Piccadilly

London Midland between London Euston / Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street

Northern between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Holyhead / Liverpool Lime Street / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Manchester Piccadilly


Amended service between Swansea and Fishguard Harbour from 23:45 on Saturday 28 until 08:15 on Sunday 29 May

Start:
29/05/2016 01:00:00
End
29/05/2016 10:00:00

Engineering work is taking place between Carmarthen and Fishguard Harbour, with some lines closed.

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

The 01:48 Fishguard to Cardiff Central will be replaced by a bus.

The 02:50 bus between Carmarthen and Swansea will be retimed and leave Swansea 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:

Between Cardiff Central / Swansea and Fishguard Harbour


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services between Monday 30 May and Friday 3 June

Start:
30/05/2016 01:00:00
End
04/06/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place on various parts of the Arriva Trains Wales network with the following services amended:

Monday to Thursday

20:23 Holyhead to Crewe will be replaced by a bus between Llandudno Junction and Crewe 

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

An additional service will run between Chester and Crewe at 21:22.

21:45 Llandudno to Crewe service will terminate at Llandudno Junction and re start from Chester at 23:01. A bus will run between Llandudno Junction and Crewe.

22:55 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service will terminate at Crewe. Passengers for Holyhead are advised to travel earlier, use a replacement bus service between Crewe and Chester and travel on the 00:40 service from Chester to Holyhead.

23:30 Crewe to Chester service will be replaced by a bus.

Tuesday to Friday

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

04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe service will be replaced by a bus between Llandudno Junction and Chester.

04:55 Chester to Crewe service 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:

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester from 21:45 on Saturday 4 until 09:00 on Sunday 5 June

Start:
04/06/2016 01:00:00
End
06/06/2016 00:59:00

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

Saturday

21:51, 22:26, 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester and 21:53, 23:22 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly will be diverted via Northwich and Stockport. Buses replace trains on the normal route (not calling at Manchester Oxford Road).

23:22 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly, bus replaces train throughout.

Sunday

08:41 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly will be diverted via Northwich and Stockport. Buses replace trains on the normal route (not calling at Manchester Oxford Road).

Planning Your Journey

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

Between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd until 12:30 on Sunday 5 June

Start:
05/06/2016 01:00:00
End
06/06/2016 00:59:00

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

Until 12:30, buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd.

Planning your Journey

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

Routes Affected:

Between Barry Island and Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil


Amended 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central service on Sunday 5 June

Start:
05/06/2016 01:00:00
End
06/06/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Carmarthen and Cardiff Central with the following train amended.

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

Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central


Amended service between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly on Sunday 5 June

Start:
05/06/2016 01:01:00
End
06/06/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Services between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly will be diverted via Northwich and Stockport.

Buses will run between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly, calling at all stations except for Manchester Oxford Road.

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 Holyhead / Chester and Manchester Piccadilly


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 6 to Friday 10 June

Start:
06/06/2016 01:00:00
End
11/06/2016 00:59:00

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

Monday to Thursday

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

20:32 Holyhead to Crewe, bus replaces train between Llandudno Junction and Chester connecting with additional train to Crewe. 

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

22:25 Chester to Crewe additional service. 

21:42 Bridgend to Aberdare terminates at Cardiff Central, passengers should on connecting trains / buses to complete their journey.

22:35 Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury will be diverted, a connecting bus will run from Stockport to Wilmslow and Crewe.

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

23:14 Radyr to Barry Island will be diverted, passengers for Llandaf, Cathays, Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Central should travel on the connecting bus from Radyr which runs to Barry Island.

Tuesday to Friday

04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe starts at Chester at 05:37 with no alternative service from Llandudno Junction, passengers are advised to travel on the 04:25 Holyhead to Cardiff Central which calls additionally at Abergele & Pensarn and Shotton.

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 Shrewsbury and Welshpool / Broome / Newport on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June

Start:
11/06/2016 01:00:00
End
13/06/2016 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 Welshpool / 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:

Between Shrewsbury and Aberystwyth / Cardiff Central / Maesteg


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Rhymney until 12:00 on Sunday 12 June

Start:
12/06/2016 01:00:00
End
12/06/2016 14:00:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Rhymney closing the line until approximately 12:00. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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, use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Between Penarth / Cardiff Central and Rhymney


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester on Sunday 12 June

Start:
12/06/2016 01:00:00
End
13/06/2016 00:59:00

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

Arriva Trains Wales services between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester will be diverted via Northwich and Stockport.

Buses will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester via Warrington. These buses will not call at Manchester Oxford Road.

Planning your Journey

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

Routes Affected:

Between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester


Amended service between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Pencoed from 21:00 on Sunday 19 June

Start:
18/06/2016 01:00:00
End
20/06/2016 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.

Arriva Trains Wales

The 21:15 Carmarthen to Hereford will be diverted via the Vale of Glamorgan and terminates at Newport. A bus will operate from Newport to Hereford.

The 21:35 Milford Haven to Cardiff Central will be diverted via the Vale of Glamorgan.

The 22:30 Cardiff Central to Fishguard Harbour will be diverted via the Vale of Glamorgan.

Great Western Railway

The 20:37 and 21:37 London Paddington to Swansea service will be diverted via the Vale of Glamorgan, departing Bridgend up to 25 minutes later than normal.

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 Hereford / Milford Haven and Cardiff Central / Carmarthen and Fishguard Harbour.

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Swansea.


Buses replace trains between Shrewsbury and Newport on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June

Start:
18/06/2016 01:00:00
End
20/06/2016 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 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:

Between Shrewsbury and Cardiff Central / Maesteg


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

Start:
19/06/2016 01:00:00
End
19/06/2016 10:00:00

Engineering work is taking place between Carmarthen and Cardiff Central with the following train amended.

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

Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central


Amended Arriva Trains Wales service from Monday 20 to Friday 24 June

Start:
20/06/2016 01:00:00
End
25/06/2016 00:59:00

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

Monday - Thursday

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

The 21:36 Crewe to Holyhead will be replaced by a bus between Rhyl and Holyhead.

Monday - Friday

The 00:32 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester will be replaced by a bus.

The 04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe service will start at Rhyl at 05:20. There is no alternate transport between Llandudno Junction and Rhyl.  

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Routes Affected:

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes


Amended service between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Pencoed each night from 23:00 on Monday 20 to Thursday 23 June

Start:
20/06/2016 01:00:00
End
24/06/2016 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.

The 19:30 Arriva Trains Wales service from Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen, will depart Cardiff Central later than normal and be diverted via the Vale of Glamorgan, not calling at Pontyclun, Llanharan and Pencoed. A bus will run between Cardiff Central and Bridgend calling at these stations.

The 21:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea service will be diverted via the Vale of Glamorgan, departing Bridgend up to 30 minutes later than normal.

Planning your Journey

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Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly and Carmarthen

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Swansea


Buses replace trains between Broome / Newport and Shrewsbury on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June

Start:
25/06/2016 01:00:00
End
27/06/2016 00:59:00

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

Buses replace trains between Broome / Newport and Shrewsbury.

Planning your Journey 

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Routes Affected:

All routes to / from and via Hereford.


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

Start:
26/06/2016 01:10:00
End
26/06/2016 08:00:00

Engineering work is taking place between Carmarthen and Cardiff Central with the following train amended.

The 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central service will be replaced by a bus from Carmarthen to Cardiff Central, setting down only at Llanelli.

Planning your Journey

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Routes Affected:

Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Routes Affected:

Various Arriva Traines 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

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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

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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

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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

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Routes Affected:

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes


Amended 23:07 Wakefield Westgate to Knottingley service on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 July

Start:
11/07/2016 01:00:00
End
13/07/2016 00:59:00

Lineside maintenance is taking place between Wakefield Westgate and Knottingley with all lines closed. 

The 23:07 Wakefield Westgate to Knottingley service will be replaced by a bus.

Planning your Journey

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Routes Affected:

Trains between Wakefield Westgate and Knottingley


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 area 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

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Routes Affected:

Between Cardiff Central and Crewe / Holyhead, Carmarthen and Manchester Piccadilly


Amended service between Doncaster and Leeds / York from 22:30 on Saturday 16 until 10:30 on Sunday 17 July

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

Engineering work is taking place between Wakefield Westgate / York and Doncaster, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

CrossCountry

On Saturday, the 17:47 Bournemouth to Leeds will be diverted between Sheffield and Leeds, not calling at Doncaster. Passengers are advised to use alternative rail services between Sheffield and Leeds via Doncaster.

Grand Central

On Sunday, the 07:55 Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross and 11:50 London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange services will be retimed to run later than usual.

Virgin Trains East Coast

On Saturday, the 21:00 London Kings Cross to Newcastle service will be diverted between Doncaster and York, running up to 30 minutes later than usual from York onwards.

The 22:00 London Kings Cross to Doncaster service will be replaced by a bus between Doncaster and Leeds, calling at Wakefield Westgate.

On Sunday, the 08:00 York to London Kings Cross will not run.

The 08:05 Leeds to London Kings Cross will start from Doncaster.

The 09:37 Doncaster to Edinburgh will start from York.

The 10:20 London Kings Cross to Newcastle service will start from Doncaster.

Planning your Journey

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Routes Affected:

CrossCountry between Bournemouth and Leeds

Grand Central between London Kings Cross and Bradford Interchange

Virgin Trains East Coast between London Kings Cross and Leeds / Newcastle


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Routes Affected:

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes