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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. 

    Engineering Works Map    
    January 2017 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

Amended late night service between Bidston and Wrexham from 9 January to 31 March

Start:
09/01/2017 00:00:00
End
01/04/2017 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the route, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Monday to Thursday

The 21:57 Wrexham Central to Bidston service will terminate at Shotton High Level. A replacement bus service will operate between Shotton High Level and Birkenhead North.

The 22:56 Bidston to Wrexham General will start at Shotton High Level, customers should use the replacement bus service that starts at Birkenhead North at 22:51.

Friday

The 22:56 Bidston to Wrexham General will not run and is replaced by a bus service.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

The 21:57 Wrexham Central to Bidston.

The 22:56 Bidston to Wrexham General.

 


Buses replace trains between Abergele & Pensarn and Rhyl from Saturday 14 to Friday 27 January

Start:
14/01/2017 00:00:00
End
27/01/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work at Abergele and Pensarn Railway station, trains cannot call at this station.

Customer Advice:

A replacement bus service will operate between Abergele & Pensarn and Rhyl.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Between Bangor / Holyhead / Llandudno and Birmingham International / Cardiff Central /Crewe / Manchester Airport / Warrington Bank Quay


Buses replace trains between Cardiff and Carmarthen from 22:15 on Monday 16 to Friday 20 January

Start:
16/01/2017 00:00:00
End
20/01/2017 23:59:00

Description:

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff and Bridgend from 22:15 closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen will be diverted and unable to call at Pontyclun, Llanharan and Pencoed. A replacement bus service will serve these stations, between Bridgend and Carmarthen buses will stop to 'set down' only.

Bicycles:

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

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

Planning your Journey

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Between Manchester Piccadilly and Carmarthen


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from 23:25, Monday 16 to Friday 20 January

Start:
16/01/2017 00:00:00
End
20/01/2017 23:59:00

Track work is taking place between Chester and Manchester from 23:25 closing all lines.

A replacement bus service will operate between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will terminate at Chester. The 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester train is diverted and will not call at intermediate stations, customers should use the replacement road transport provided. The 00:32 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester is cancelled, customers should use the replacement bus provided.

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

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

Planning your Journey

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Routes Affected:

Between Birmingham International and Manchester Piccadilly


Buses replace trains between Swansea and Port Talbot Parkway on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January

Start:
21/01/2017 00:00:00
End
22/01/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Swansea and Port Talbot Parkway, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

Arriva Trains Wales services between Swansea and Port Talbot Parkway

If you intend to travel between these destinations, you may take the bus provided. Your journey may take approximately 30 minutes longer.

Great Western Railway services between Swansea and Port Talbot Parkway

If you intend to travel between these destinations, you may take the bus provided. Your journey may take approximately 30 minutes longer. It may be necessary to plan your journey to leave earlier than usual in order to maintain connections.

Some early morning and evening trains between Swansea and London Paddington may be cancelled, or amended to start from an alternative station. On Sunday, some buses will be extended to run between Swansea and Cardiff Central.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Bicycles:

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

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

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

Great Western Railway between Carmarthen / Swansea and London Paddington


Buses replace trains between Chester and Llandudno Junction on Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 January

Start:
21/01/2017 00:00:00
End
22/01/2017 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Chester and Llandudno Junction closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

Buses will replace trains between Chester and Llandudno Junction These will connect to the train service between Llandudno Junction and Holyhead. 

Ticket acceptance:

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid to use on the replacement bus.

Bicycles:

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

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Cardiff Central and Holyhead; Birmingham International and Holyhead, Crewe and Llandudno Junction.

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Holyhead.


Buses replace trains between Gloucester and Newport on Sunday 22 January

Start:
22/01/2017 00:00:00
End
22/01/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Gloucester and Newport, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

A replacement bus service will be in operation between Gloucester and Newport. Arriva Trains Wales customers should use the first available train service to connect into the bus services.

Customers travelling with CrossCountry should use the replacement bus service between Gloucester and Newport for connecting rail services to / from Cardiff.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Bicycles:

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

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Cheltenham Spa / Gloucester and Cardiff Central

CrossCountry between Nottingham / Birmingham New Street and Cardiff Central


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend via the Vale of Glamorgan on Saturday 28 January until 12:30

Start:
28/01/2017 00:00:00
End
28/01/2017 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central Penarth / Barry Island and Bridgend, closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend via the Vale of Glamorgan.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Routes Affected:

Between Rhymney / Bargoed / Cardiff Central and Penarth; between Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil / Pontypridd / Cardiff Central and Barry Island; Caerphilly / Aberdare / Cardiff Central and Bridgend.


Buses replace trains between Swansea and Port Talbot Parkway on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 January

Start:
28/01/2017 00:00:00
End
29/01/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Swansea and Port Talbot Parkway, closing all lines between these stations.

Customer Advice:

Arriva Trains Wales

Buses will replace trains between Swansea and Port Talbot Parkway. Please allow for extended journey times when travelling on the replacement bus service.

Great Western Railway

An amended service will operate between South Wales and London Paddington. Buses will replace trains between Swansea and Port Talbot Parkway, extending journey times. It may be necessary to plan your journey to leave earlier than usual in order to maintain connections.
Some early morning and evening trains between Swansea and London Paddington may be cancelled, or amended to start from an alternative station. On Sunday, some buses may be extended to Cardiff Central.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Bicycles:

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

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

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

Great Western Railway between Carmarthen / Swansea and London Paddington


Buses replace trains between Treherbert and Pontypridd on Sunday 29 January

Start:
29/01/2017 00:00:00
End
29/01/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Treherbert and Pontypridd, closing the line.

All day, buses will replace trains between Treherbert and Pontypridd. Buses will connect with trains between Pontypridd and Cardiff Central.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Between Treherbert and Cardiff Central / Barry Island


Buses replace trains between Gloucester and Newport on Sunday 29 January

Start:
29/01/2017 00:00:00
End
29/01/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Gloucester and Newport, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

A replacement bus service will be in operation between Gloucester and Newport. Arriva Trains Wales customers should use the first available train service to connect into the bus services.

Customers travelling with CrossCountry should use the replacement bus service between Gloucester and Newport for connecting rail services to / from Cardiff.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Cheltenham Spa / Gloucester and Cardiff Central

CrossCountry between Nottingham / Birmingham New Street and Cardiff Central


Buses replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Chester / Wrexham General on Sunday 29 January

Start:
29/01/2017 00:00:00
End
29/01/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Llandudno Junction and Chester / Wrexham General all day Sunday, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Buses will replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Chester / Wrexham General, calling at all stations. They will connect into and out of train services to and from Birmingham New Street and Holyhead. 

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the replacement buses.

Bicycles:

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

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Llandudno Junction and Chester / Wrexham General.


Amended 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central service on Sunday 29 January

Start:
29/01/2017 00:00:00
End
29/01/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work in the Cardiff area, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

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

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

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the replacement buses.

Bicycles:

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

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Between Fishguard Harbour and Cardiff Central.


Amended service between Chester and Holyhead from Monday 30 January to Friday 3 February

Start:
30/01/2017 00:00:00
End
03/02/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Holyhead and Chester from 23:50 until 05:15 each night, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 22:52 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service terminates at Chester. A bus will operate between Chester and Holyhead.

The 04:38 Llandudno to Crewe service will start from Chester at 05:37. You should use the 04:25 Holyhead to Cardiff Central service which will call at Abergele and Pensarn and Shotton. 

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the bus replacements.

Bicycles:

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

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary

Routes Affected:

Between Birmingham New Street and Holyhead / Chester / Llandudno Junction.


Amended Arriva Trains Wales service in the Cardiff area from Monday 30 January to Friday 3 February

Start:
30/01/2017 00:00:00
End
03/02/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Cardiff Central and Barry Island / Penarth and Bridgend. 

Customer Advice:

 The 21:54 Aberdare to Penarth service terminates at Cardiff Central. A replacement bus will run between Cardiff Central and Penarth.

The 22:42 Bridgend to Cardiff Central service is diverted via Pontyclun. A replacement bus will run between Bridgend and Cardiff Central.

The 23:14 Radyr to Barry Island service terminates at Cardiff Central. A replacement bus will run between Cardiff Central and Barry Island.

The 23:26 Penarth to Cardiff Central service will not run and will be replaced by a bus throughout.

The 05:16 Barry Island to Caerphilly service starts at Cardiff Central. A replacement bus will run between Barry island and Cardiff Central, which will depart earlier at 05:00.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the replacement buses provided. 

Bicycles:

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

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Trains between Barry Island / Cardiff Central and Rhymney / Merthyr Tydfil / Aberdare / Treherbert.


Amended 22:15 Maesteg to Gloucester service from Monday 30 January to Friday 3 February

Start:
30/01/2017 00:00:00
End
03/02/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Severn Tunnel Junction and Gloucester after 23:55, closing the lines.

Customer Advice:

The 22:15 Maesteg to Gloucester service terminates at Newport. A replacement bus will be in operation between Newport and Gloucester. 

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the bus between Newport and Gloucester.

Bicycles:

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

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

The 22:15 Maesteg to Gloucester service.


Buses replace trains between Port Talbot Parkway and Swansea on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 February

Start:
04/02/2017 00:00:00
End
05/02/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Port Talbot Parkway and Swansea, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Buses replace trains between Port Talbot Parkway and Swansea.

If you intend to travel between these destinations, you may take the bus provided.

Additionally on Saturday, the 23:45 Arriva Trains Wales Swansea to Fishguard Harbour service will be replaced by a bus between Carmarthen and Fishguard Harbour.

Additionally on Sunday, the 01:50 Arriva Trains Wales Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central service will not run. A bus will run from Fishguard Harbour to Swansea. Customers should use alternative trains between Swansea and Cardiff Central.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Bicycles:

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

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly and Milford Haven, between Holyhead and Llanelli, between Gloucester and Fishguard Harbour, and also between Crewe and Carmarthen.

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Swansea


No trains between Warrington Bank Quay and Chester / Ellesmere Port on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 February

Start:
04/02/2017 00:00:00
End
05/02/2017 23:59:00

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

Customer Advice:

If you are travelling on Arriva Trains Wales trains, they are diverted between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester via Northwich running non stop.

For intermediate stations via Warrington Bank Quay, buses will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester call at all stations.

If you are travelling on Northern, trains are replaced by buses between Helsby and Ellesmere Port with some buses extended to start / terminating at Warrington Bank Quay.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Bicycles:

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

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester.

Northern between Helsby and Ellesmere Port


Buses replace trains between Aberystwyth and Newtown on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 February

Start:
04/02/2017 00:00:00
End
05/02/2017 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Aberystwyth and Dovey Junction, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

Buses will replace trains between Aberystwyth and Newtown for connecting train services.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

Track renewals and / or maintenance

Tracks are the rails on which the trains run and include the points that allow the trains to switch tracks. There are over 20,000 miles of track on the railway network. Just like the roads and motorways need resurfacing the rails and points require renewal and regular maintenance to ensure they meet the stringent safety standards on the railway. This means that trains can operate safely and reliably.

Routes Affected:

Between Aberystwyth and Shrewsbury / Birmingham New Street / Birmingham International


No trains between Chester and Llandudno Junction on Sunday 5 February

Start:
05/02/2017 00:00:00
End
05/02/2017 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Chester and Llandudno Junction, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

If you are travelling on Arriva Trains Wales, trains are replaced by buses between Chester and Llandudno Junction with some buses extended to run to / from Wrexham General.

If you are travelling on Virgin Trains, the train service between London Euston and Holyhead has been cancelled. Customers should use other Virgin Trains services between London Euston and Crewe and then Arriva Trains Wales replacement buses / trains between Crewe and Holyhead.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Bicycles:

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

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Birmingham International / Manchester Piccadilly and Holyhead.

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Holyhead.


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from 23:50 in the Chester area from Monday 6 to Saturday 11 February

Start:
06/02/2017 00:00:00
End
11/02/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work each night between Chester and Holyhead, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 21:17 Cardiff Central to Chester will terminate at Crewe, customers should use the replacement bus provided for onward travel.

The 22:52 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead terminates at Crewe, a bus will operate forward to Holyhead.

The 04:22 Chester to Birmingham New Street will start from Crewe. Customers from Chester should travel on the 03:50 bus to connect with train.

The 04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe service will start from Chester at 05:37. There is no alternative transport provided for this service.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the buses provided.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 

Routes Affected:

Between Birmingham New Street and Chester / Holyhead.

Between Cardiff Central and Chester.

Between Llandudno Junction and Crewe.

 


Buses replace trains between Aberystwyth and Machynlleth from Monday 6 to Wednesday 8 February

Start:
06/02/2017 00:00:00
End
08/02/2017 05:00:00

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

Customer Advice:

Buses will replace trains between Aberystwyth and Machynlleth for connecting train services.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

Track renewals and/or maintenance

Tracks are the rails on which the trains run and include the points that allow the trains to switch tracks. There are over 20,000 miles of track on the railway network. Just like the roads and motorways need resurfacing the rails and points require renewal and regular maintenance to ensure they meet the stringent safety standards on the railway. This means that trains can operate safely and reliably.


Routes Affected:

Between Aberystwyth and Shrewsbury / Birmingham New Street / Birmingham International


Buses replace trains between Swansea and Port Talbot Parkway from 23:30 on Saturday 11 and all day Sunday 12 February

Start:
11/02/2017 00:00:00
End
12/02/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Swansea and Port Talbot Parkway, closing all lines between these stations from 23:30 on Saturday.

Customer Advice:

Arriva Trains Wales between Swansea and Cardiff Central

Buses will replace trains between Swansea and Port Talbot Parkway. Please allow for extended journey times when travelling on the replacement bus service.

Great Western Railway between Swansea and London Paddington

An amended service will operate between South Wales and London Paddington. Buses will replace trains between Swansea and Port Talbot Parkway, extending journey times. It may be necessary to plan your journey to leave earlier than usual in order to maintain connections.
Some early morning and evening trains between Swansea and London Paddington may be cancelled, or amended to start from an alternative station. On Sunday, some buses may be extended to Cardiff Central.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Bicycles:

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

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

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

Great Western Railway between Carmarthen / Swansea and London Paddington


Buses replace trains between Aberdare and Pontypridd on Saturday 12 February

Start:
12/02/2017 00:00:00
End
12/02/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Aberdare and Pontypridd, closing the branch line.

Customer Advice:

Arriva Trains Wales between Aberdare and Pontypridd

If you intend to travel between these destinations, you may take the bus provided.

Your journey may take approximately 30 minutes longer.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Trains between Aberdare and Cardiff Central / Barry Island


Buses replace trains between Chester and Wrexham General on Sunday 12 February

Start:
12/02/2017 00:00:00
End
12/02/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Chester and Wrexham General, closing all lines between these stations.

Customer Advice:

Arriva Trains Wales between Chester and Wrexham General

If you intend to travel between these destinations, you may take the bus provided.

Your journey may take approximately 20 minutes longer.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Trains between Holyhead / Llandudno Junction and Cardiff Central / Birmingham International


Amended service between Holyhead and Chester on Sunday 12 February

Start:
12/02/2017 00:00:00
End
12/02/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Llandudno Junction and Chester, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

Arriva Trains Wales between Holyhead and Chester

If you intend to travel between these destinations, you may take the bus provided which will run between Llandudno Junction and Chester.

Your journey may take approximately 60 minutes longer.

Arriva Trains Wales to and from Abergele & Pensarn

Trains will not call at this station. If you intend to travel to and from this station, you may take the bus provided which will run between Abergele & Pensarn and Rhyl.

Your journey may take approximately 20 minutes longer.

Virgin Trains between Holyhead / Bangor and London Euston

No direct rail service will run between North Wales and London Euston. Buses will operate between Llandudno Junction and Chester. You may use Arriva Trains Wales services between Chester and Crewe to connect with a Virgin Trains service to London Euston.

Your journey may take approximately 60 minutes longer.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Holyhead and Crewe / Cardiff Central / Manchester Piccadilly

Virgin Trains between Holyhead / Crewe and London Euston


Amended overnight Arriva Trains Wales service from Monday 13 to Friday 17 February

Start:
13/02/2017 00:00:00
End
17/02/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering at various locations, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Monday to Friday

  • The 21:42 Bridgend to Aberdare, terminates at Cardiff Central, customers should use replacement bus to Pontypridd.
  •  The 22:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff Central terminates at Pontypridd. Customers should use replacement bus  service.
  •  The 22:45 Barry Island to Pontypridd terminates at Cardiff Central. Customers travel to Pontypridd on a replacement bus  service.
  • The 2314 Radyr to Barry Island is diverted via the City Line, customers for Llandaf, Cathays, Cardiff Queen St and Cardiff Central use the  replacement bus service from Radyr . This bus then continues to Barry Island calling at all stations to 'set down' only.
  • The 22:52 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead terminates at Chester, a replacement bus will run to Holyhead.
  • The 04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe will start from Chester at 05:37. There is no alternate transport between Llandudno Junction and Rhyl. Customers should travel on the 04:25 Holyhead to Cardiff Central which will call at Abergele and Pensarn and Shotton.

Monday to Thursday

  • The 20:17 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly terminates at Crewe. A replacement bus will call at Wilmslow, Stockport and Manchester Piccadilly.
  • The 22:35 Manchester to Shrewsbury is diverted, customers for Wilmslow and Crewe should travel on the replacement bus from Stockport.
  • The 23:18 Merthyr Tydfil to Bridgend will terminate at Barry. A replacement bus service will operate between Barry and Bridgend calling at all booked stations.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 

Routes Affected:

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes


No trains between Manchester and Eccles /Salford Crescent on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 February

Start:
18/02/2017 00:00:00
End
19/02/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Manchester Piccadilly / Deansgate and Eccles / Salford Crescent closing some lines

Customer Advice:

Arriva Trains Wales trains between Manchester and Chester will start and terminate at Warrington Bank Quay. Buses will run between Warrington Bank Quay and Manchester Piccadilly. 

Northern trains on Sunday between Manchester Airport and Blackpool North / Barrow-in-Furness are diverted to run between Manchester Victoria and Blackpool North / Barrow-in-Furness. Customers should use alternative trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

Trains between Manchester Airport / Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street will run between Eccles and Liverpool Lime Street only. Buses will run between Eccles and Manchester Oxford Road / Manchester Piccadilly.

Trains between Hazel Grove / Chester and Southport are diverted to run between Hazel Grove / Chester and Manchester Oxford Road, and then between Manchester Victoria and Southport.

TransPennine Express trains on Sunday between Newcastle and Liverpool Lime Street will run between Newcastle and Manchester Victoria. Customers should use alternative trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street via Warrington Central.

The 20:12 Liverpool Lime Street to Scarborough will start from Manchester Victoria

Services between Manchester Airport and Glasgow Central will operate between Preston and Glasgow Central only and services between Manchester Airport and Edinburgh will operate between Manchester Victoria and Edinburgh. 

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester.

Northern between Manchester Airport and Liverpool Lime Street / Blackpool North / Barrow-in-Furness and also between Hazel Grove / Chester and Southport.

TransPennine Express between Newcastle and Liverpool Lime Street and also between Manchester Airport and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh.


Buses replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Chester / Wrexham General on Sunday 19 February

Start:
19/02/2017 00:00:00
End
19/02/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Llandudno Junction and Chester / Wrexham General all day Sunday, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Arriva Trains Wales

Buses will replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Chester / Wrexham General, calling at all stations. They will connect into and out of train services to and from Birmingham New Street and Holyhead.

Virgin Trains

No services will operate on the London Euston to Chester route. You should use services to and from Crewe and change onto Arriva Trains Wales services between Crewe and Chester, and then the replacement buses between Chester and Llandudno Junction. 

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Llandudno Junction and Chester / Wrexham General.

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Chester.


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

Start:
19/02/2017 00:00:00
End
19/02/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Carmarthen and Cardiff Central, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 23:45 ( Saturday night) Swansea to Fishguard Harbour service will terminate at Carmarthen. You may use the replacement bus for Fishguard Harbour.

The 01:50 (Sunday morning) Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central service will not run and will be bus replaced throughout. 

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

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the replacement buses.

Bicycles:

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

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

 

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Between Fishguard Harbour and Cardiff Central.


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Rhymney until 12:00 on Sunday 19 February

Start:
19/02/2017 00:01:00
End
19/02/2017 16:00:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Cardiff Central and Rhymney until 12:00, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Rhymney until 12:00.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Between Barry Island / Cardiff Central and Rhymney


Buses replace trains between Carmarthen and Whitland on Sunday 19 February

Start:
19/02/2017 00:01:00
End
19/02/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Carmarthen and Whitland, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Buses will replace trains between Carmarthen and Whitland.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Between Manchester Piccadilly / Hereford / Newport / Cardiff Central / Swansea / Carmarthen and Fishguard Harbour / Milford Haven / Pembroke Dock


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 March

Start:
20/02/2017 00:00:00
End
24/03/2017 07:00:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work on various lines on the Arriva Trains Wales route, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Monday to Thursday

The 21:17 Cardiff Central to Chester is replaced by a bus between Crewe and Cardiff Central.

The 22:55 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead is replaced by a bus between Crewe and Chester.

The 23:30 Crewe to Chester is replaced by a bus throughout.

The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen is diverted and will run non stop between Port Talbot Parkway and Carmarthen. A connecting bus service will run between Port Talbot Parkway and Carmarthen calling at all booked stations.

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

The 22:45 Swansea to Fishguard Harbour is replaced by a bus between Swansea and Llanelli.

The 21:42 Bridgend and Aberdare will terminate at Cardiff Central. Customers should use 22:48 Cardiff central to Treherbert train and change at Pontypridd for a connecting bus service to Aberdare.

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

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

Tuesday to Friday

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

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

The 06:03 Swansea to Crewe will start from Llanelli departing at 06:27.

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

The 04:55 Chester to Crewe is replaced by a bus throughout.

Friday

From 22:00, buses replace trains between Rhyl and Chester / Crewe.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes.


Amended late night service to and from Penarth from Monday 20 to Friday 24 February

Start:
20/02/2017 00:00:00
End
24/02/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Cardiff and Rhymney after 22:00, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 22:20 Penarth to Rhymney service terminates at Cardiff Central. A bus will operate between Cardiff Central and Rhymney.

The 22:50 Penarth to Ystrad Mynach terminates at Cardiff Central. A bus will operate between Cardiff Central and Ystrad and between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Between Penarth and Rhymney.


Amended service between Chester and Holyhead from Monday 20 to Friday 24 February

Start:
20/02/2017 00:00:00
End
24/02/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Chester and Holyhead after 22:55 each night, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 22:52 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service terminates at Chester. A bus will operate between Chester and Holyhead. 

The 04:38 Llandudno to Crewe service will start from Chester at 05:37. Customers should use alternative services

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Between Birmingham New Street and Holyhead / Chester / Llandudno Junction.


Buses replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Chester / Wrexham General on Sunday 26 February

Start:
26/02/2017 00:00:00
End
26/02/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Llandudno Junction and Chester / Wrexham General all day Sunday, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Arriva Trains Wales

Buses will replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Chester / Wrexham General, calling at all stations. They will connect into and out of train services to and from Birmingham New Street and Holyhead.

Virgin Trains

No services will operate on the London Euston to Chester route. You should use services to and from Crewe and change onto Arriva Trains Wales services between Crewe and Chester, and then the replacement buses between Chester and Llandudno Junction. 

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Llandudno Junction and Chester / Wrexham General.

 

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Chester.


Buses replace trains between Port Talbot Parkway and Swansea on Sunday 26 February

Start:
26/02/2017 00:01:00
End
26/02/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Port Talbot Parkway and Swansea, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Buses will replace trains between Port Talbot Parkway and Swansea. Buses may depart earlier than the usual train times in order to connect into train services.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly / Hereford / Newport / Cardiff Central and Carmarthen / Milford Haven / Fishguard Harbour

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Swansea / Carmarthen


Retimed trains between Cardiff Central and Newport on Sunday 26 February

Start:
26/02/2017 00:01:00
End
26/02/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Cardiff Central and Newport, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

Customer Advice:

Some trains will be retimed, arriving or departing Cardiff Central earlier or later than usual.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Cardiff Central and Cheltenham Spa / Manchester Piccadilly

CrossCountry between Cardiff Central and Nottingham

Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 27 February to Thursday 2 March

Start:
27/02/2017 00:00:00
End
02/03/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work on various lines on the Arriva Trains Wales route, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen service will be diverted and will not call at stations between Neath and Carmarthen. A replacement bus will call at all booked stations. 

The 22:52 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service terminates at Chester. A bus will run between Chester and Holyhead.

The 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Swansea service will terminate at Llanelli, customers should travel forward on the replacement bus service. 

The 04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe service starts at Chester at 05:37. Customers should travel on the 04:25 Holyhead to Cardiff Central service.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes.


Buses replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 March

Start:
04/03/2017 00:00:00
End
05/03/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Buses replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Llandudno Junction and Manchester Airport

Northern between Blackpool North / Liverpool Lime Street / Southport and Manchester Airport

TransPennine Express between Cleethorpes / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh and Manchester Airport.


Buses replace trains between Port Talbot Parkway and Swansea on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 March

Start:
04/03/2017 00:01:00
End
05/03/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Port Talbot Parkway and Swansea, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Buses will replace trains between Port Talbot Parkway and Swansea. Buses may depart earlier than the usual train times in order to connect into train services.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly / Hereford / Newport / Cardiff Central and Carmarthen / Milford Haven / Fishguard Harbour

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Swansea / Carmarthen


No trains between Chester and Llandudno Junction on Sunday 5 March

Start:
05/03/2017 00:00:00
End
05/03/2017 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Chester and Llandudno Junction, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

If you are travelling on Arriva Trains Wales, trains are replaced by buses between Chester and Llandudno Junction with some buses extended to run to / from Wrexham General.

If you are travelling on Virgin Trains, the train service between London Euston and Holyhead has been cancelled. Customers should use other Virgin Trains services between London Euston and Crewe and then Arriva Trains Wales replacement buses / trains between Crewe and Holyhead.

Bicycles:

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

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Birmingham International / Manchester Piccadilly and Holyhead.

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Holyhead.


Buses replace trains between Rhoose Cardiff International Airport and Bridgend on Sunday 5 March

Start:
05/03/2017 00:01:00
End
05/03/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Rhoose Cardiff International Airport and Bridgend, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

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

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Between Merthyr Tydfil / Cardiff Central and Bridgend


Amended overnight Arriva Trains Wales service Monday 6 to Friday 10 March

Start:
06/03/2017 00:00:00
End
10/03/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work at various locations, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 22:52 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead will terminate at Chester. Customers should travel on the replacement bus provided from Chester.

The 04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe service will start from Chester. There is alternate transport between Llandudno Junction and Rhyl.

The 21:09 Bimingham International to Manchester Piccadilly is diverted via Crewe. A replacement bus service will operate between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester will run as planned to Warrington Bank Quay and is then diverted via Crewe. Customers should use the bus provided between Warrington Bank Quay and Chester.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

22:52 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead

04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe

21:09 Birmingham International and Manchester Piccadilly

23:14 Manchester Piccadilly and Chester


Buses replace trains between Shrewsbury and Crewe on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March

Start:
11/03/2017 00:00:00
End
12/03/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Shrewsbury and Crewe, closing the line.

Trains between Shrewsbury and Crewe will be diverted via Wrexham, not calling at Yorton, Wem, Prees, Whitchurch, Wrenbury or Nantwich. Buses have been arranged to run between Shrewsbury and Crewe, calling at these stations.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Between Carmarthen / Milford Haven / Cardiff Central and Manchester Piccadilly


Buses replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March

Start:
11/03/2017 00:00:00
End
12/03/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Buses replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Llandudno Junction and Manchester Airport

Northern between Blackpool North / Liverpool Lime Street / Southport and Manchester Airport

TransPennine Express between Cleethorpes / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh and Manchester Airport.


Buses replace trains between Port Talbot Parkway and Swansea on Sunday 12 March

Start:
12/03/2017 00:00:00
End
12/03/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Port Talbot Parkway and Swansea, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Buses will replace trains between Port Talbot Parkway and Swansea. Buses may depart earlier than the usual train times in order to connect into train services.

The 08:10 Swansea to London Paddington service will be replaced by a bus between Swansea and Cardiff Central.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly / Hereford / Newport / Cardiff Central and Carmarthen / Milford Haven / Fishguard Harbour

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Swansea / Carmarthen


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend via the Vale of Glamorgan on Sunday 12 March until 12:30

Start:
12/03/2017 00:00:00
End
12/03/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Cardiff Central / Penarth / Barry Island and Bridgend, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend via the Vale of Glamorgan.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Between Rhymney / Bargoed / Cardiff Central and Penarth; between Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil / Pontypridd / Cardiff Central and Barry Island; Caerphilly / Aberdare / Cardiff Central and Bridgend.


Buses replace trains between Rhoose Cardiff International Airport and Bridgend on Sunday 12 March

Start:
12/03/2017 00:00:00
End
12/03/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Rhoose Cardiff International Airport and Bridgend, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

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

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Between Merthyr Tydfil / Cardiff Central and Bridgend


Amended overnight services between Chester and Holyhead from Monday 13 to Friday 17 March

Start:
13/03/2017 00:00:00
End
17/03/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Chester and Holyhead after 23:55 each night, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

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

The 04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe service will start at Chester. There is no replacement transport between Llandudno Junction and Chester. Customers should travel on the next service, which is the 04:25 Holyhead to Cardiff Central.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Trains from Birmingham New Street to Holyhead; from Llandudno Junction to Crewe


Amended 22:15 Maesteg to Gloucester service from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 March

Start:
13/03/2017 00:00:00
End
16/03/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Newport and Gloucester after 23:00, closing the lines.

Customer Advice:

The 22:15 Maesteg to Gloucester service terminates at Newport. A replacement bus will be in operation between Newport and Gloucester. 

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the bus between Newport and Gloucester.

Bicycles:

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

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

 

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

The 22:15 Maesteg to Gloucester service.


Buses replace trains between Radyr and Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil on Sunday 19 March

Start:
19/03/2017 00:00:00
End
19/03/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between  Radyr and Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

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

All day buses replace trains between Treherbert and Porth to Radyr. 

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Between Radyr and Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil 


Buses replace trains between Port Talbot Parkway and Swansea on Sunday 19 March

Start:
19/03/2017 00:00:00
End
19/03/2017 23:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Port Talbot Parkway and Swansea, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Buses will replace trains between Port Talbot Parkway and Swansea. Buses may depart earlier than the usual train times in order to connect into train services.

The 08:10 Swansea to London Paddington service will be replaced by a bus between Swansea and Cardiff Central.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly / Hereford / Newport / Cardiff Central and Carmarthen / Milford Haven / Fishguard Harbour

 

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Swansea / Carmarthen


No trains between Chester and Llandudno Junction on Sunday 19 March

Start:
19/03/2017 00:00:00
End
19/03/2017 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Chester and Llandudno Junction, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

If you are travelling on Arriva Trains Wales, trains are replaced by buses between Chester and Llandudno Junction with some buses extended to run to / from Wrexham General.

If you are travelling on Virgin Trains, the train service between London Euston and Holyhead has been cancelled. Customers should use other Virgin Trains services between London Euston and Crewe and then Arriva Trains Wales replacement buses / trains between Crewe and Holyhead.

Bicycles:

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

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

 

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Birmingham International / Manchester Piccadilly and Holyhead.

 

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Holyhead.


No trains between Chester and Llandudno Junction on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March

Start:
25/03/2017 00:00:00
End
27/03/2017 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Chester and Llandudno Junction, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

If you are travelling on Arriva Trains Wales, trains are replaced by buses between Chester / Holyhead and Llandudno Junction. Buses will also replace trains between Wrexham General / Rhyl and Chester.

If you are travelling on Virgin Trains, the 17:10 Friday train service between London Euston and Holyhead will terminate at Bangor. All weekend Buses will replace trains between Chester and Llandudno Junction.

Bicycles:

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

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

 

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Birmingham International / Manchester Piccadilly and Holyhead.

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Holyhead


Buses replace trains between Port Talbot Parkway and Swansea on Sunday 26 March

Start:
26/03/2017 00:00:00
End
27/03/2017 00:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Port Talbot Parkway and Swansea, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Buses will replace trains between Port Talbot Parkway and Swansea. Buses may depart earlier than the usual train times in order to connect into train services.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly / Hereford / Newport / Cardiff Central and Carmarthen / Milford Haven / Fishguard Harbour

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Swansea / Carmarthen

Buses replace late night Arriva Trains Wales trains between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 March

Start:
27/03/2017 01:00:00
End
31/03/2017 00:59:00

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

From approximately 22:50, trains are diverted between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly.

Buses will run between Crewe and Stockport with some buses extended to / from Manchester Piccadilly.

Bicycles:

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

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Between Cardiff Central and Manchester Piccadilly


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Cogan / Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend via the Vale of Glamorgan on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 April

Start:
01/04/2017 01:00:00
End
03/04/2017 00:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work on all Valley line services, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Cogan / Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend via the Vale of Glamorgan.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Between Rhymney / Bargoed / Cardiff Central and Penarth; between Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil / Pontypridd / Cardiff Central and Barry Island; Caerphilly / Aberdare / Cardiff Central and Bridgend.


Amended 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central service on Sunday 2 April

Start:
02/04/2017 01:00:00
End
03/04/2017 00:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Swansea and Cardiff, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

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

Bicycles:

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

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

 

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary

Routes Affected:

Between Fishguard Harbour and Cardiff Central.


Buses replace trains between Shotton and Bidston on Sunday 2 April

Start:
02/04/2017 01:00:00
End
03/04/2017 00:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Shotton and Bidston, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Buses replace trains between Shotton High Level and Bidston.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Trains between Wrexham Central and Bidston.


No trains between Chester and Llandudno Junction on Sunday 2 April

Start:
02/04/2017 01:00:00
End
03/04/2017 00:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Chester and Llandudno Junction, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

Buses replace trains between Chester and Llandudno Junction all day Sunday.

Bicycles:

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

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

 

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Birmingham International / Manchester Piccadilly and Holyhead.

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Holyhead.


Amended Arriva Trains Wales service in the Cardiff area from Monday 3 to Friday 7 April

Start:
03/04/2017 01:00:00
End
08/04/2017 00:59:00

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work affecting Valley line services after 23:00 each night.

Customer Advice:

The 22:20 Penarth to Rhymney service terminates at Cardiff Central. A replacement bus will run between Cardiff Central and Rhymney.

The 22:50 Penarth to Ystrad Mynach service terminates at Cardiff Central. A replacement bus will run between Cardiff Central and Ystrad Mynach. 

The 23:26 Radyr to Barry Island service is diverted. A replacement bus will run between Radyr and Barry Island. 

Buses will also run between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay.

Bicycles:

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

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

 

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Trains between Barry Island / Cardiff Central and Rhymney / Merthyr Tydfil / Aberdare / Treherbert.


Amended overnight services between Chester and Holyhead from Monday 3 to Friday 7 April

Start:
03/04/2017 01:00:00
End
08/04/2017 00:59:00

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Chester and Holyhead after 23:55 each night, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

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

The 04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe service will start at Chester. There is no replacement transport between Llandudno Junction and Chester. Customers should travel on the next service, which is the 04:25 Holyhead to Cardiff Central.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Trains from Birmingham New Street to Holyhead; from Llandudno Junction to Crewe


No trains to or from Albrighton on Saturday 8 April

Start:
08/04/2017 01:00:00
End
09/04/2017 00:59:00

Station improvement work is taking place at Albrighton closing the station.

Customer Advice:

Buses will run between Coswell and Albrighton to connect with rail services.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Birmingham New Street and Chester

London Midland between Brimingham New Street and Shrewsbury