• Planned Service Alterations

    At times it is unavoidable that Network Rail infrastructure improvement works may affect some of our services, meaning alterations to the scheduled timetables. Arriva Trains Wales and Network Rail apologise for any inconvenience that these temporary alterations may cause.

    We advise passengers intending to travel to enquire before starting their journey for full details of altered trains, onward connections and additional road transport. Details of alterations can be obtained below or from your local staffed booking office.

    For details on Planned Service Alterations and changes to timetables on other train operators can be found by contacting National Rail Enquiries on 03457 484950 or by visiting www.nationalrail.co.uk.

    Please note: It is regretted that dogs (except guide dogs), cycles, prams and large items of luggage cannot be conveyed on replacement road coach services. 

    Engineering Works Map
    January 2016 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
    February 2016 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

Amended Arriva Trains Wales from Monday 8 to Thursday 11 February

Start:
08/02/2016 00:00:00
End
11/02/2016 23:59:00

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

20:04 Birmingham International to Aberystwyth is replaced by a bus between Newtown and Aberystwyth. The train will depart Shewsbury at 22:00.

20:30 Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth is replaced by a bus between Newtown and Aberystwyth.

22:20 Penarth to Rhymney is replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Rhymney.

22:50 Penarth to Ystrad Mynach is replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Ystrad Mynach.

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

22:45 Barry Island to Pontypridd will not call at Cardiff Queen Street, Cathays or Llandaf. A replacement bus will call at stations between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd via Cardiff Queen Street.

Trains between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay are cancelled after 23:00.

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:

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes


No trains between Wilmslow and Crewe from Saturday 13 to Tuesday 23 February

Start:
13/02/2016 00:00:00
End
21/02/2016 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Wilmslow and Crewe closing the lines.

Arriva Trains Wales services between Manchester Piccadilly and Cardiff Central/Carmarthen/Milford Haven, will be diverted via Warrington Bank Quay and will start from/terminate at Manchester Oxford Road. Train services will also be unable to call at Stockport and Wilmslow.  A bus will run between Crewe and Stockport calling at Wilmslow.

CrossCountry services between Manchester Piccadilly and Bristol Temple Meads/Bournemouth will be diverted via Macclesfield and Stoke-on-Trent not calling at Wilmslow or Crewe. Journey times will remain unaffected. replacement buses will operate between Stockport, Wilmslow and Crewe.

Northern Rail services between Manchester Piccadilly and Alderley Edge/Crewe (via Manchester Airport) will start from/terminate at Wilmslow/Alderley Edge and trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe (via Stockport) will start from/terminate at Stockport/Alderley Edge. Replacement buses will operate between Stockport/Wilmslow and Alderley Edge/Crewe. Services from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent will depart earlier than normal, calling additionally at Levenshulme and Heaton Chapel. Trains from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester Piccadilly will run as booked.   

Virgin Trains services between Manchester Piccadilly and London Euston will be diverted and unable to call at Wilmslow. On Saturday and Sunday, replacement buses between operate between Wilmslow and Macclesfield and from Monday to Friday between Wilmslow and Macclesfield/ 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:

Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly and Cardiff Central/Carmarthen/Milford Haven.

CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly and Bristol Temple Meads/Bournemouth.

Northern Rail between Manchester Piccadilly and Alderley Edge/Crewe (via Manchester Airport), Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe (via Stockport), Manchester Piccadilly and Stoke-on-Trent.

Virgin Trains between Manchester Piccadilly and London Euston.


Buses replace trains between Shrewsbury / Newtown and Machynlleth on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 February

Start:
13/02/2016 00:00:00
End
14/02/2016 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place Shrewsbury / Newtown and Machynlleth  with various line closures:

On Saturday buses replace trains between Newtown and Machynlleth.

On Sunday buses replace trains between Shrewsbury and Machynlleth.

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 Birmingham International / Shrewsbury and Aberystwyth


Buses replace trains between Newport and Gloucester on Sunday 14 February

Start:
14/02/2016 00:00:00
End
14/02/2016 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Severn Tunnel Junction and Caldicot, closing the line.

Buses will replace trains 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:

Arriva Trains Wales between Cardiff Central and Cheltenham Spa.

CrossCountry between Cardiff Central and Nottingham


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Swansea until 16:00 on Sunday 14 February

Start:
14/02/2016 00:00:00
End
14/02/2016 23:59:00

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

Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Swansea.

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

Planning your Journey

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

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly / Shrewsbury / Hereford / Cardiff Central and Swansea / Carmarthen / Fishguard Harbour / Milford Haven  / Pembroke Dock.

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Swansea / Carmarthen.


Amended service between Hereford and Newport after 22:40 on Sunday 14 February

Start:
14/02/2016 22:00:00
End
14/02/2016 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Hereford and Newport from approximately 22:40, closing the line.

The 20:30 Manchester Piccadilly (starting from Manchester Oxford Road at 20:15) to Cardiff Central service is replaced by a bus between Shrewsbury and Cardiff Central.

An additional service will run between Cardiff Central and Hereford, departing Cardiff Central at 21:04 and a bus will run between Hereford and Chester, departing Hereford at 22:25.

Planning your Journey

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

Routes Affected:

Between Manchester Piccadilly and Cardiff Central and between Carmarthen and Hereford


Amended Arriva Trains Wales Services from Monday 15 to Friday 19 February

Start:
15/02/2016 00:00:00
End
19/02/2016 23:59:00

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

Monday

The 04:45 Shrewsbury to Llandrindod is replaced by a bus.

Monday to Thursday

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

The 20:04 Birmingham International to Aberystwyth and 20:30 Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth will be replaced by buses between Newtown and Aberystwyth. The 23:05 Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale Town will be replaced by buses.

Thursday and Friday

The 05:16 Shrewsbury to Llandrindod service will be subject to minor retiming.

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 Newtown and Machynlleth on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 February

Start:
20/02/2016 00:01:00
End
21/02/2016 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Newtown and Machynlleth closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Newtown and Machynlleth.

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 Aberystwyth


Amended service between Hereford and Newport after 22:40 on Sunday 21 February

Start:
21/02/2016 00:00:00
End
21/02/2016 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Hereford and Newport from approximately 22:40, closing the line.

The 20:30 Manchester Piccadilly (starting from Manchester Oxford Road at 20:15) to Cardiff Central service is replaced by a bus between Shrewsbury and Cardiff Central.

An additional service will run between Cardiff Central and Hereford, departing Cardiff Central at 21:04 and a bus will run between Hereford and Chester, departing Hereford at 22:25.

Planning your Journey

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

Routes Affected:

Between Manchester Piccadilly and Cardiff Central and between Carmarthen and Hereford


Buses replace trains between Newport and Gloucester on Sunday 21 February

Start:
21/02/2016 00:00:00
End
21/02/2016 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Severn Tunnel Junction and Caldicot, closing the line.

Buses will replace trains 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:

Arriva Trains Wales between Cardiff Central and Cheltenham Spa.

CrossCountry between Cardiff Central and Nottingham


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

Start:
21/02/2016 00:00:00
End
21/02/2016 09:00:00

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

The 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central 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


Buses replace trains between Newport and Ebbw Vale Town until approximately 13:35 on Sunday 21 February

Start:
21/02/2016 00:00:00
End
21/02/2016 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place Newport and Ebbw Vale Town until approximately 13:35 with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains between Newport 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 Newport and Ebbw Vale Town


Amended Arriva Trains Wales from Monday 22 to Friday 26 February

Start:
22/02/2016 00:00:00
End
26/02/2016 23:59:00

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

Monday to Thursday

19:08 Fishguard Harbour to Clarbeston Road will be extended to run to Carmarthen

20:05 Clarbeston Road to Fishguard Harbour and also the 20:50 Fishguard Harbour to Carmarthen will be replaced by a bus.

20:04 Birmingham International to Aberystwyth is replaced by a bus between Newtown and Aberystwyth. The train will depart Shrewsbury at 22:00.

20:30 Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth is replaced by a bus between Newtown and Aberystwyth.

20:34, 21:34 and 23:05 Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale Town and the 21:37 and 22:37 Ebbw Vale Town to Cardiff Central services will not run.

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

22:12 and 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will divert and not call at stations between Warrington Bank Quay and Chester. A bus will run between these stations.

Monday to Friday 

03:36 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly will depart Chester earlier than the normal timetable.

Tuesday to Friday 

00:32 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service 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:

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend via Barry until 16:30 on Sunday 28 February

Start:
28/02/2016 00:00:00
End
28/02/2016 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place on the Vale of Glamorgan Line, closing all lines.

Until 16:30, buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend via Barry.

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 Penarth, between Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil / Rhymney and Barry Island and between Merthyr Tydfil and Bridgend via Barry


Buses replace trains between Shrewsbury and Crewe from 22:00 on Sunday 28 February

Start:
28/02/2016 00:00:00
End
28/02/2016 23:59:00

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

The 21:04 Cardiff Central to Chester and 21:09 Birmingham International to Chester services will be diverted via Wrexham. Connecting bus services will run between Shrewsbury and Crewe. Passengers travelling from Crewe to Chester are advised to travel on the 00:11 service.

The 22:40 Birmingham International to Holyhead is retimed to depart from Crewe and arrive at Chester later than usual.

The 23:00 Chester to Shrewsbury will be diverted via Wrexham. A bus will run between Chester and Shrewsbury 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:

Between Cardiff Central and Chester and between Birmingham International and Holyhead


Amended 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central on Sunday 28 February

Start:
28/02/2016 00:00:00
End
28/02/2016 09:00:00

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

The 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central 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 services between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly on Sunday 28 February

Start:
28/02/2016 00:00:00
End
28/02/2016 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly with some lines closed.

Trains between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly will be diverted via Northwich and Stockport. Passengers travelling to intermediate stations between Manchester and Chester should use replacement 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:

Arriva Trains Wales between Holyhead / Chester and Manchester Piccadilly


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 29 February and Thursday 3 March

Start:
29/02/2016 00:00:00
End
03/03/2016 23:59:00

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

Monday to Thursday

20:04 Birmingham International to Aberytswyth is replaced by a bus between Newtown and Aberystwyth. This service will also arrive at Shrewsbury later than normal.

20:30 Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth will be replaced by a bus service between Newtown and Aberytswyth.

21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will be diverted via Crewe calling at Shrewsbury earlier than scheduled. A bus service will run from Shrewsbury to Manchester Piccadilly via Wrexham General, calling at all stations between the stations.

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

22:28 Chester to Wolverhampton will start at Shrewsbury. A bus will run from Chester to Wolverhampton calling at all stations (set down only).

23:37 Shrewsbury to Chester 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:

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes


Amended service between Carmarthen and Swansea on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 March

Start:
05/03/2016 00:00:00
End
06/03/2016 23:59:00

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

On Saturday and Sunday, buses replace trains between Swansea and Pantyffynnon.

On Sunday, 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:

Trains between Swansea and Shrewsbury


Amended service between Crewe and Chester until 16:30 on Sunday 6 March

Start:
06/03/2016 00:00:00
End
06/03/2016 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Crewe and Chester, closing some lines.

Some Virgin Trains services will be diverted between Crewe and Chester, extending journey times by up to 60 minutes. Some trains will also be retimed to start earlier than the usual schedule.

Arriva Trains Wales services will be replaced by 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:

Arriva Trains Wales between Holyhead and Chester / Crewe

Virgin Trains between Holyhead / Chester and London Euston


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 7 and Friday 11 March

Start:
07/03/2016 00:00:00
End
10/03/2016 23:59:00

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

Monday to Thursday

20:04 Birmingham International to Aberytswyth will be retimed to leave Shrewsbury later than normal. This service will be replaced by a bus between Newtown and Aberystwyth.

20:30 Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth will be replaced by a bus between Newtown and Aberystwyth.

21:17 Cardiff Central to Chester will be replaced by a bus between Crewe and Chester. Alternatively, passengers travelling to Chester can change at Shrewsbury for the 23:37 service via Wrexham.

An additional service will run from Llandudno to Chester at 21:45.

22:55 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead will terminate at Crewe. A bus will run between Crewe and Chester to connect with the 00:44 Chester to Holyhead service.

23:30 Crewe to Chester will not run.

Tuesday and Friday

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

04:55 Chester to Crewe 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:

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd until 12:30 on Sunday 13 March

Start:
13/03/2016 00:00:00
End
13/03/2016 23:59:00

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

Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd.

Planning your Journey

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

Routes Affected:

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


Amended service between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester until 17:00 on Sunday 13 March

Start:
13/03/2016 00:00:00
End
13/03/2016 23:59:00

Engineering is taking place between Helsby / Mouldsworth and Chester with all lines closed.

Arriva Trains Wales buses replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester.

Northern Rail buses replace trains between Greenbank 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:

Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester via Earlestown.

Northern Rail between Southport and Chester via Manchester Piccadilly and Altrincham.


Buses replace trains between Bridgend and Rhoose Cardiff International Airport on Sunday 13 March

Start:
13/03/2016 00:00:00
End
13/03/2016 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Bridgend and Rhoose Cardiff International Airport, closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Bridgend and Rhoose Cardiff International Airport.

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 Bridgend and Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil / Caerphilly


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 14 to Thursday 17 March

Start:
14/03/2016 00:00:00
End
17/03/2016 23:59:00

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

20:04 Birmingham International to Aberystwyth, bus replaces train between Newtown and Aberystwyth.

20:30 Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth, bus replaces train between Newtown and Aberystwyth.

21:42 Bridgend to Aberdare will terminate at Cardiff Central. Passengers should use alternative rail / road services to complete their journey.

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

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

22:50 Penarth to Ystrad Mynach is replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Ystrad Mynach.

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

23:14 Radyr to Barry Island is replaced by a bus between Radyr and Cardiff Central which is extended top run to Barry Island.

After 23:15 there will be no trains between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay.

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

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

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:

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Rhymney until 12:00 on Sunday 20 March

Start:
20/03/2016 00:00:00
End
20/03/2016 23:59:00

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

Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Rhymney.

Planning your Journey

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

Routes Affected:

Between Barry Island and Rhymney


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 21 to Thursday 24 March

Start:
21/03/2016 00:00:00
End
24/03/2016 23:59:00

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

20:04 Birmingham International to Aberystwyth will be re-timed to leave Shrewsbury later than normal. This service will be replaced by a bus between Newtown and Aberystwyth.

20:30 Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth will be replaced by a bus between Newtown and Aberystwyth.

 22:20 Penarth to Rhymney will be replaced by a bus from Cardiff Central to Rhymney.

22:50 Penarth to Ystrad Mynach will be replaced by a bus from Cardiff Central and Ystrad Mynach.

22:45 Barry Island to Pontypridd will be diverted. A bus will run from Cardiff Central to Pontypridd.

23:26 Radyr to Barry Island 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:

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes


Buses replace trains between Ellesmere Port / Chester and Warrington Bank Quay from Friday 25 to Monday 28 March

Start:
25/03/2016 00:00:00
End
29/03/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Ellesmere Port / Chester and Warrington Bank Quay closing the line.

Arriva Trains Wales trains are replaced by buses between Chester and Warrington Bank Quay.

Northern Rail trains are replaced by buses between Ellesmere Port and Helsby. Passengers should use other services between Helsby and Warrington Bank Quay.

Journey Planning

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.

Northern Rail between Ellesmere Port and Warrington Bank Quay


Buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton from Friday 25 to Monday 28 March

Start:
25/03/2016 00:00:00
End
29/03/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton closing all lines.

Arriva Trains Wales

Trains between Birmingham International and Chester / Aberystwyth will run between Birmingham New Street and Chester / Aberystwyth. Trains will also be diverted between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton, slightly extending journey times.

CrossCountry

Trains are diverted between Birmingham New Street and Stafford and will not call at Wolverhampton. Passengers should change at Birmingham New Street / Stafford and use other road / rail services to / from Wolverhampton.

London Midland

Buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton calling at all stations. Passengers travelling directly between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton should use other services.

Trains between Redditch and Lichfield Trent Valley and between Birmingham New Street and Rugeley Trent Valley will run to a reduced timetable.

Trains between Birmingham New Street and Shrewsbury will run between Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury with some trains extended to / from Stafford.

Virgin Trains

Trains are diverted between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton and will not call at Sandwell & Dudley. Passengers should use other services to / from Sandwell & Dudley.

CrossCountry, London Midland and Virgin Trains are also affected by engineering work between Crewe / Stone and Stafford.

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 through Wolverhampton


Amended service in the Cardiff area from 21:15 Saturday 26 until Tuesday 29 March

Start:
26/03/2016 20:00:00
End
30/03/2016 00:59:00

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

Arriva Trains Wales

From 21:15 on Saturday

No trains will run between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Central.

Trains to / from Rhymney will be diverted to terminate at Cardiff Bay

Buses will run between Cardiff Central and Radyr, calling at Llandaf, Cathays and Cardiff Queen Street.

Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Cogan / Penarth

Sunday

Trains to / from Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil / Rhymney will be diverted to terminate at Cardiff Bay.

Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend (via Llantwit Major).

Monday

Trains to / from Treherbert / Rhymney will be diverted to terminate at Cardiff Bay.

Trains between Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil and Barry Island will be diverted, not calling at Llandaf, Cathays and Cardiff Queen Street or Cardiff Central, but calling additionally at Ninian Park..

Trains which usually run between Coryton and Radyr will run between Coryton and Heath Low Level only. Passengers should walk to Heath High Level for other services.

Buses will run between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Cogan / Radyr.

Passengers may use local buses on any reasonable route.

Tuesday

Trains to / from Treherbert / Rhymney will be diverted to terminate at Cardiff Bay.

Trains to / from Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil will terminate at Cardiff Central and will be diverted, not calling at Llandaf, Cathays and Cardiff Queen Street.

Trains which usually run between Coryton and Radyr will run between Coryton and Heath Low Level only. Passengers should walk to Heath High Level for other services.

There will be an hourly service between Barry and Bridgend (via Llantwit Major).

Buses will run between Cardiff Central and Barry / Penarth / Radyr.

Passengers may use local buses on any reasonable route.

Great Western Railway

On Tuesday, trains between Cardiff Central and Taunton / Paignton / Plymouth / Exeter St Davids / Penzance are replaced by buses between Cardiff Central and Newport.

CrossCountry

On Monday and Tuesday, CrossCountry trains between Cardiff Central and Nottingham are retimed.

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 Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil / Rhymney / Coryton and Radyr / Penarth / Barry Island / Cardiff Central / Bridgend (via Llantwit Major) and also between Cardiff Central and Penarth

CrossCountry between Cardiff Central and Birmingham New Street / Nottingham

Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central and Paignton / Plymouth / Taunton / Exeter St Davids / Penzance / Bristol-Temple Meads / Weston-super-Mare


Amended service between Fishguard Harbour and Cardiff Central from 23:40 on Saturday 26 until 09:25 on Sunday 27 March

Start:
26/03/2016 22:40:00
End
27/03/2016 12:30:00

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

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

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

The 02:50 (bus) Carmarthen to Swansea will start at 03:30.

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Routes Affected:

Between Fishguard Harbour / Carmarthen and Swansea / Cardiff Central


Amended 20:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central and 21:15 Carmarthen to Hereford on Sunday 27 March

Start:
27/03/2016 00:00:00
End
28/03/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Hereford and Newport with all lines closed:

20:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central, bus replaces train between Hereford and Cardiff Central.  

21:15 Carmarthen to Hereford, bus replaces train between Newport and Hereford.

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Routes Affected:

Between Manchester Piccadilly and Cardiff Central, Carmarthen and Hereford


Amended 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly serivce from Monday 28 to Thursday 31 March

Start:
28/03/2016 01:00:00
End
01/04/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Chester and Manchester with the following train amended:

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

On Monday and Tuesday, this train will start from Birmingham New Street at 21:15.

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Routes Affected:

Between Birmingham International and Manchester Piccadilly


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services on Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 March

Start:
30/03/2016 01:00:00
End
01/04/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between 23:15 and 05:15 each night on various Arriva Trains Wales routes, with the following alterations:

22:45 Barry Island to Pontypridd is diverted from Cardiff Central via the 'City Line'. A bus will run between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd departing at 23:34 calling at all stations.

22:50 Penarth to Ystrad Mynach will be replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Ystrad Mynach.

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

There will be no trains between Cardiff Queen Street to Cardiff Bay after 23:15.

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Routes Affected:

Trains between Barry Island and Pontyprid / Radyr, Penarth and Ystrad Mynach and also between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay


Amended 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen service on Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 March

Start:
30/03/2016 01:00:00
End
01/04/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place each night after 23:10 between Cardiff Central and Bridgend with the following train amended:

19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen will be diverted and unable to call at Pontyclun, Llanharan and Pencoed. A bus will run between Cardiff Central and Bridgend departing at 23:15.

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Routes Affected:

Between Manchester Piccadilly and Carmarthen


Amended service in the Cardiff area on Sunday 3 April

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

Engineering work is taking place in the Cardiff area with various line closures:

Trains to / from Treherbert, Merthyr Tydfil, Aberdare, Rhymney will run to / from Cardiff Bay (not calling Cardiff Central).  

Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Penarth.  

Additional trains will run between Ninian Park and Barry Island / Bridgend, buses will run between Cardiff Central and Cogan to connect with these trains.

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Routes Affected:

Between Treherbert / Merthyr Tydfil / Aberdare / Rhymney and Cardiff Central / Barry Island / Bridgend.


Amended 20:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central and 21:15 Carmarthen to Hereford on Sunday 3 April

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

Engineering work is taking place between Hereford and Newport with all lines closed:

20:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central, bus replaces train between Hereford and Cardiff Central.  

21:15 Carmarthen to Hereford, bus replaces train between Newport and Hereford.

Planning your Journey

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Routes Affected:

Between Manchester Piccadilly and Cardiff Central, Carmarthen and Hereford


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 4 to Friday 8 April

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

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

21:04 (Monday to Friday) Birmingham International toManchester Piccadilly, bus replaces train between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly. 

2:55 (Monday to Friday) Birmingham New Street to Holyhead will run slightly later than the normal timetable from Chester.

23:14 (Monday to Friday) Manchester Piccadilly to Chester will be diverted and not call at stations between Warrington Bank Quay and Chester, a bus will run from Warrington Bank Quay calling at stations normally served by the train.

00:32 (Tuesday to Friday) Manchester Piccadilly to Chester, bus replaces train throughout.

03:36 (Tuesday to Friday) Chester to Manchester Airport will start at 03:26 and is diverted via Crewe.

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Routes Affected:

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes


Buses replace trains between Shrewsbury and Crewe from 22:00 on Sunday 10 April

Start:
10/04/2016 01:00:00
End
11/04/2016 00:59:00

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

The 20:49 Cardiff Central to Chester and 21:09 Birmingham International to Chester services will be diverted via Wrexham. Connecting bus services will run between Shrewsbury and Crewe. 

The 23:00 Chester to Shrewsbury will be diverted via Wrexham. Passengers for stations between Shrewsbury and Crewe should travel on the replacement bus service.

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Routes Affected:

Between Cardiff Central and Chester and between Birmingham International and Holyhead                              


Amended service in the Cardiff area on Sunday 10 April

Start:
10/04/2016 01:00:00
End
11/04/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place in the Cardiff area with various line closures:

Trains to / from Treherbert, Merthyr Tydfil, Aberdare, Rhymney will run to / from Cardiff Bay (not calling Cardiff Central).  

Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Penarth.  

Additional trains will run between Ninian Park and Barry Island / Bridgend, buses will run between Cardiff Central and Cogan to connect with these trains.

Planning your Journey

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Routes Affected:

Between Treherbert / Merthyr Tydfil / Aberdare / Rhymney and Cardiff Central / Barry Island / Bridgend.


Amended 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central service on Sunday 10 April

Start:
10/04/2016 01:00:00
End
11/04/2016 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.

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Routes Affected:

Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 11 to Thursday 14 April

Start:
11/04/2016 01:00:00
End
15/04/2016 00:59:00

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

The 21:55 Cardiff Central to Crewe service will divert via Chester and Wrexham. A bus will operate for passengers travelling between Shrewsbury and Crewe.

The 22:15 Maesteg to Cheltenham Spa service will terminate at Newport. A bus will operate between Newport and Gloucester.

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Routes Affected:

Various Arrive Train Wales services


Buses replace trains between Pontypridd and Treherbert / Aberdare / Methyr Tydfil until 12:30 Sunday 17 April

Start:
17/04/2016 01:00:00
End
18/04/2016 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Pontypridd and Treherbert / Abercynon closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Pontypridd and Treherbert / Aberdare / Methyr Tydfil.

Some buses are extended to start / terminate at Radyr.

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Routes Affected:

Between Barry Island and Treherbert / Aberdare / Methyr Tydfil


Amended 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central service on Sunday 17 April

Start:
17/04/2016 01:00:00
End
18/04/2016 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.

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Routes Affected:

Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central


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

Start:
18/04/2016 01:00:00
End
23/04/2016 00:59:00

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

Monday to Thursday

The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen service is diverted between Port Talbot and Swansea. Passengers for intermediate stations should connect into the replacement bus service between Port Talbot and Carmarthen.  

The 21:09 Pembroke Dock to Swansea service is replaced by a bus between Llanelli and Swansea.

The 21:17 Cardiff Central to Chester service will be replaced by a bus between Crewe and Chester. Note: Through passengers for Chester should change at Shrewsbury for a connecting train arriving Chester at 00:34.

The 21:25 Llandudno to Crewe service starts at Chester at 23:02. An additional service will run at 21:45 between Llandudno and Chester.

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

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

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

The 22:55 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service will terminate at Crewe. Passengers from Crewe should travel on the earlier replacement bus service between Crewe and Chester and then connect into the additional 00:40 Chester to Bangor service (TWTh) and additional 00:40 Chester to Llandudno Junction service (Fri). There will be a bus connection to Holyhead.

The 23:30 Crewe to Chester service will not run . Passengers should travel on the replacement bus service.

The 23:45 Swansea to Fishguard Harbour service will not run. Passengers should travel on the replacement bus service to Llanelli and then connect into the additional 00:21 Llanelli to Fishguard Harbour (Tue-Fri) service.

Tuesday to Friday

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

The 04:22 Chester to Birmingham New Street service starts from Crewe at 04:59. Passengers should travel on the earlier replacement bus service from Chester to connect into this service. The 04:55 Chester to Crewe service will not run, passengers should travel on the 04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe service.

The 05:45 Swansea to Pembroke Dock service is replaced by an earlier bus between Swansea and Llanelli.

The 06:03 Swansea to Crewe service is replaced by an earlier bus between Swansea and Llanelli.

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Routes Affected:

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes


Buses replace trains between Shrewsbury and Machynlleth on Sunday 24 April

Start:
24/04/2016 01:00:00
End
25/04/2016 00:59:00

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

Buses replace trains between Shrewsbury and Machynlleth.

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Routes Affected:

Between Birmingham International and Aberystwyth


Amended service between Manchester and Salford Crescent / Newton-le-Willows on Sunday 24 April

Start:
24/04/2016 01:00:00
End
25/04/2016 00:59:00

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

Arriva Trains Wales

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

First TransPennine Express

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 Edinburgh / Glasgow Central will be diverted and run between Manchester Victoria and Lancaster. Buses will operate from Lancaster to Carlisle.

Northern Rail

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.

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Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester.

First TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport and Blackpool North / Scotland.

Northern Rail between Manchester Airport and Newton-le-Willows


Amended service between Swansea and Bridgend until 08:50 on Sunday 24 April

Start:
24/04/2016 01:00:00
End
25/04/2016 00:59:00

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

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

08:10 Swansea to London Paddington, bus replaces train between Swansea and Cardiff Central.

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Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Fishguard Harbour and Cardiff Central.

Great Western Railway between Swansea and London Paddington.


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

Start:
25/04/2016 23:00:00
End
29/04/2016 09:00:00

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

Monday to Thursday

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

The 22:35 Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury service is diverted, not calling at Wilmslow. A bus will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe.

The 21:36 Crewe to Holyhead is replaced by a bus between Llandudno Junction and Holyhead.

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

The 21:54 Aberdare to Penarth is replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Penarth.

The 22:54 Bridgend to Cardiff Central starts later and is diverted, not calling at stations between Bridgend and Cardiff Central A bus will run fromBridgend to Cardiff Central.

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

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

Tuesday to Friday

The 05:14 Holyhead to Manchester Piccadilly is replaced by a bus between Holyhead and Llandudno Junction.

The 05:16 Barry Island to Caerphilly is replaced by a bus between Barry Island and Cardiff Central.

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Routes Affected:

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes


Amended service between Fishguard Harbour and Cardiff Central from 23:40 on Saturday 30 April until 09:25 on Sunday 1 May

Start:
01/05/2016 00:00:00
End
01/05/2016 10:30:00

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

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 not run. A bus will run from Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central, calling at intermediate stations to set down only.

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

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Routes Affected:

Between Fishguard Harbour and Cardiff Central


Buses replace trains between Newtown and Machynlleth on Sunday 1 May

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

Engineering work is taking place between Newtown and Machynlleth, closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Newtown and Machynlleth.

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Routes Affected:

Trains between Birmingham International and Aberystwyth / Pwllheli


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.

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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.

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Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay