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  • Temporary Service Changes

    Temporary Service Changes - Cardiff-Newport Aug 2017

    Rail Upgrade Work Cardiff - Newport

    • Saturday 19 August  until Sunday 3 September 2017
    • Saturday 23 September until Sunday 29th Oct

    Network Rail will be upgrading the railway between Cardiff and Newport to prepare the railway for new, electric trains between London and Cardiff.

    During these periods, there will be

    • retiming of services
    • reduction in service frequencies
    • services starting and terminating at Newport
    • platform changes at Cardiff Central
    • rail replacement bus services between Cardiff Central and Newport (mainly on Sundays).

    Services affected:

    • Cardiff Central –Holyhead (ATW)
    • Milford Haven – Manchester Piccadilly (ATW)
    • Maesteg – Cheltenham Spa (ATW)
    • Cardiff Central – Ebbw Vale Town
    • Cardiff Central – Nottingham (Cross Country)
    • Swansea – London Paddington (GWR)*
    • Cardiff Central – Portsmouth Harbour (GWR)*
    • Cardiff Central – Taunton / Plymouth (GWR)*

    *GWR weekend services between Cardiff–Bristol and Cardiff–London will be affected further by Severn Tunnel and Bristol Parkway improvement work (until Sunday 29 October). Diversions or rail replacement bus services will be in place.

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