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  • Planned Timetable Alterations

    Timetable 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

    April 2018 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
    May 2018 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)


Amended service between Cardiff Central and Newport / Cwmbran from Monday 23 until Friday 27 April

Start:
23/04/2018 00:00:00
End
27/04/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place each day between Cardiff Central and Newport / Cwmbran from 23:00 on Sunday, closing some lines.

Arriva Trains Wales:

Buses will in be operation between Cardiff and Cwmbran and Newport and Cwmbran each day affecting services between Cardiff and Manchester Piccadilly / Holyhead.

There will be a direct bus service between Cardiff and Cwmbran and a direct bus service between Newport and Cwmbran.

CrossCountry:

CrossCountry services running to / from Newport and Cardiff Central will be retimed to arrive / depart a few minutes earlier or later than usual.

Great Western Railway:

Services between South Wales and London, and also between South Wales and South West England will be retimed to run around 7 minutes earlier or later than usual.

Check before you travel:

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

 

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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:

The Great Western Route Modernisation project is the biggest investment in the Great Western railway since Brunel built it more than 150 years ago. Modernising the route will improve the experience of everyone who uses it and stimulate economic growth in the South West and beyond.

Network Rail are electrifying one of Britain's oldest and busiest railways, providing greener, more reliable journeys and improving connections across southern England and South Wales: London and Bristol, including Cardiff, Newbury and Oxford. This project is also part of the London Railway Upgrade Plan, creating new connections and increasing capacity in peak hour by 30%.

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Fishguard Harbour / Milford Haven / Carmarthen / Swansea / Cardiff Central and Gloucester / Hereford / Shrewsbury / Crewe / Chester / Manchester Piccadilly / Llandudno / Holyhead

CrossCountry between Cardiff Central and Bristol Temple Meads / Birmingham New Street / Nottingham / Manchester Piccadilly

Great Western Railway between Carmarthen / Cardiff Central and Swansea / Bristol Temple Meads / Weston-super-Mare / Taunton / St James Park / Westbury / Frome / Paignton / Portsmouth Harbour / London Paddington


Amended late night services between Cardiff Central and Bridgend from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 April

Start:
23/04/2018 00:00:00
End
26/04/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, closing the line.

The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly service will be diverted via the Vale of Glamorgan, not calling at Pontyclun, Llanharan and Pencoed. A bus will operate at 23:17 to Bridgend calling at these stations.

The 20:15, 21:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea services will be diverted via alternative routes between Cardiff Central and Bridgend. Trains will depart Bridgend a few minutes later than normal.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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:

Arrive Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly and Carmarthen

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Swansea


Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Chester and Holyhead from Monday 23 to Friday 27 April

Start:
23/04/2018 00:00:00
End
27/04/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Chester and Holyhead, closing the line.

Monday - Thursday

The 22:52 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service will terminate at Chester. A bus will run from Chester to Holyhead.

Tuesday - Friday

The 04:38 Llandudno to Crewe service will start from Chester at 05:37. A bus service will run from Rhyl to Chester to connect into the train service.

The 05:54 Llandudno to Llandudno Junction train service will start later at 05:58.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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; between Crewe and Llandudno and between Llandudno and Llandudno Junction


Amended late night / early morning services between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester from Monday 23 to Friday 27 April

Start:
23/04/2018 00:00:00
End
27/04/2018 23:59:00

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Manchester and Chester, closing all lines.

The 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will terminate at Warrington Bank Quay. A replacement bus service will run from Warrington Bank Quay to Manchester Piccadilly.

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

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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:

From Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly and from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester


Buses replace trains between Cheltenham Spa and Chepstow on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 April

Start:
28/04/2018 00:00:00
End
29/04/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cheltenham Spa and Gloucester closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Cheltenham Spa and Chepstow.

Arriva Trains Wales will not run between Cheltenham Spa and Gloucester. Customers will be accepted on CrossCountry replacement buses.

CrossCountry buses will replace trains between Birmingham New Street and Gloucester, and between Gloucester and Chepstow.

Some Great Western Railway buses are extended to replace trains between Worcester Shrub Hill and Gloucester

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Cheltenham Spa and Maesteg

CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly and  Cardiff Central / Paignton / Plymouth

Great Western Railway between Worcester Shrub Hill and Gloucester; between Great Malvern and Brighton and between Cheltenham Spa and London Paddington


Buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street and Shrewsbury until 10:20 on Sunday 29 April

Start:
29/04/2018 00:00:00
End
29/04/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking taking place between Birmingham New Street and Shrewsbury, closing all lines until approximately 10:20.

Buses will replace trains between Birmingham New Street and Shrewsbury.

The 09:51 Birmingham International to Aberystwyth and the 10:48 Birmingham International to Chester will start at Shrewsbury.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 International and Shrewsbury / Chester / Aberystwyth


Buses replace trains between Port Talbot Parkway and Swansea on Sunday 29 April

Start:
29/04/2018 00:00:00
End
29/04/2018 23:59:00

Engineering is taking place between Port Talbot Parkway and Swansea closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Port Talbot Parkway and Swansea.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Milford Haven / Fishguard harbour

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Swansea


Buses replace trains between Chester and Llandudno Junction on Sunday 29 April

Start:
29/04/2018 00:00:00
End
29/04/2018 23:59:00

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

Buses will replace trains between Chester and Llandudno Junction. Buses will connect in / out of trains between Birmingham New Street and Holyhead.

Virgin Trains services will terminate at Chester. Tickets will be accepted on Arriva Trains Wales buses and trains to Holyhead.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here.

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 Cardiff Central / Birmingham International / Crewe and Holyhead

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Holyhead


Amended service between Cardiff Central and Newport / Cwmbran from Monday 30 April until Friday 4 May

Start:
30/04/2018 00:00:00
End
04/05/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place each day between Cardiff Central and Newport / Cwmbran from 23:00 on Sunday, closing some lines.

Arriva Trains Wales:

Buses will in be operation between Cardiff and Cwmbran and Newport and Cwmbran each day affecting services between Cardiff and Manchester Piccadilly / Holyhead.

There will be a direct bus service between Cardiff and Cwmbran and a direct bus service between Newport and Cwmbran.

CrossCountry:

CrossCountry services running to / from Cardiff will be retimed to arrive / depart Cardiff Central earlier / later than usual.

Great Western Railway:

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Severn Tunnel Junction, closing various lines between the stations throughout the week.

Most trains running between Cardiff Central and Bristol Temple Meads / Portsmouth Harbour / Paignton / Penzance will depart / arrive into Cardiff Central up to 9 minutes earlier than normal. Some trains may call additionally at Severn Tunnel Junction and Patchway.

Trains which normally run between Cardiff Central and Taunton will be revised to run only between Bristol Parkway / Filton Abbey Wood and Taunton.

Most trains running from Swansea / Cardiff Central to London Paddington will depart stations between Swansea and Newport up to 8 minutes earlier than normal. They will run to their normal timetable after Newport.

Most trains running from London Paddington to Cardiff Central / Swansea will run as normal until Newport where they will depart stations to Swansea up to 7 minutes later than normal.

Some trains running between Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads / Bath Spa will be revised as a result of this engineering work.

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with Arriva Trains Wales or CrossCountry, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

If you are travelling with Great Western Railway, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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:

The Great Western Route Modernisation project is the biggest investment in the Great Western railway since Brunel built it more than 150 years ago. Modernising the route will improve the experience of everyone who uses it and stimulate economic growth in the South West and beyond.

Network Rail are electrifying one of Britain's oldest and busiest railways, providing greener, more reliable journeys and improving connections across southern England and South Wales: London and Bristol, including Cardiff, Newbury and Oxford. This project is also part of the London Railway Upgrade Plan, creating new connections and increasing capacity in peak hour by 30%.

 

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Fishguard Harbour / Milford Haven / Carmarthen / Swansea / Cardiff Central and Gloucester / Hereford / Shrewsbury / Crewe / Chester / Manchester Piccadilly / Llandudno / Holyhead

CrossCountry between Cardiff Central and Bristol Temple Meads / Birmingham New Street / Nottingham / Manchester Piccadilly

Great Western Railway between Carmarthen / Cardiff Central and Swansea / Bristol Temple Meads / Weston-super-Mare / Taunton / St James Park / Westbury / Frome / Paignton / Portsmouth Harbour / London Paddington


Amended late night midweek Arriva Trains Wales service from Monday 30 April to Friday 4 May

Start:
30/04/2018 00:00:00
End
04/05/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place each night after 23:45 between Chester and Holyhead / Manchester, closing some lines.

Monday to Friday

The 22:52 Birmingham New St to Holyhead terminates at Chester. A replacement bus service will be in operation between Chester and Holyhead.

The 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester is diverted via Crewe. A replacement bus service will be in operation between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester. The 00:32 Manchester to Chester will not run, a replacement bus service will be in operation.

Tuesday to Friday

The 03:36 Chester to Manchester Airport  service terminates at Manchester Piccadilly. 

The 04:38 Llandudno to Crewe train service starts from Chester at 05:37. An additional 04:05 replacement bus service will be in operation between Rhyl and Chester.

The 05:33 Manchester Airport to Llandudno Jn service starts at Manchester Piccadilly.

The 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly terminates at Chester,  a replacement bus service will be in operation between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town from Saturday 5 to Friday 11 May

Start:
05/05/2018 00:00:00
End
11/05/2018 23:59:00

All week, engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Newport closing some lines. 

As a result of this engineering work, bus will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town throughout.

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.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway


Amended trains between Cardiff Central and Newport on Saturday 5 May

Start:
05/05/2018 00:00:00
End
05/05/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Newport closing 2 out of 4 lines. As a result of the line capacity has been reduced.

Arriva Trains Wales trains between Cardiff Central and Cheltenham Spa will run between Newport and Cheltenham Spa. Customers should use other trains between Cardiff Central and Newport and to complete their journey.

Great Western Railway trains will be retimed to depart Cardiff Central 5 minutes earlier and arrive at Cardiff Central 5 minutes later.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey with Arriva Trains Wales using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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

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

Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Barry until 09:25 on Saturday 5 May

Start:
05/05/2018 00:00:00
End
05/05/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Barry until 09:25, closing all lines.

Replacement buses will run between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Barry.

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.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Hereford / Merthyr Tydfil / Aberdare / Rhymney / Pontypridd / Cardiff Central and Barry Island / Bridgend / Caerphilly


Buses replace late night services between Shrewsbury and Crewe on Sunday 6 May

Start:
06/05/2018 00:00:00
End
06/05/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Shrewsbury and Crewe after 22:05 on Sunday, closing all lines. As a result, the following trains will be amended:

The 21:12 Cardiff Central to Chester service will be diverted, and will not call at Crewe. A replacement bus will run between Shrewsbury and Crewe. Customers travelling from Crewe to Chester should travel on the 22:40 Birmingham International to Holyhead service.

The 21:08 Birmingham International to Chester service will be diverted, and will not call at Crewe. A replacement bus service will run between Shrewsbury and Crewe.

The 23:00 Chester to Shrewsbury service will be diverted and will not call at Crewe. Customers travelling to Crewe can use replacement buses between Chester and Crewe.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Cardiff Central / Birmingham International / Birmingham New Street / Shrewsbury  and Chester


Amended services between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester on Sunday 6 May

Start:
06/05/2018 00:00:00
End
06/05/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester via Warrington Bank Quay, closing all lines.

Services between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester will be diverted to run via Altrincham, and will only call at Manchester Piccadilly and Chester.

Replacement buses will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester via Warrington Bank Quay, calling at all booked stations except Manchester Oxford Road.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 and Chester


Amended late night / early morning services in the Cardiff Central area from Monday 7 to Friday 11 May

Start:
07/05/2018 00:00:00
End
11/05/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place in the Cardiff area from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing some lines overnight. As a result, the following alterations will apply:

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

The 22:42 Bridgend to Cardiff Central service will be diverted via Pontyclun. Customers travelling to all stations between Bridgend and Cardiff Central should use the rail replacement bus from Bridgend to Cardiff Central via Barry.

The 23:14 Radyr to Barry Island 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. A replacement bus service will run instead.

The 05:16 Barry Island to Caerphilly service will start from Cardiff Central at 05:46. A replacement bus will depart Barry Island at 05:00 to Cardiff Central to connect with this service.

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.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Aberdare / Caerphilly / Radyr / Bridgend and Cardiff Central / Penarth / Barry Island


Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Chester and Rhyl / Holyhead from Monday 7 to Friday 11 May

Start:
07/05/2018 00:00:00
End
11/05/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Chester and Holyhead from 23:50 on Monday evening until 05:15 on Friday morning, closing all lines.

As a result, the 22:52 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service will terminate at Chester. A replacement bus will run between Chester and Holyhead.

The 04:38 Llandudno to Crewe service will start from Chester at 05:37. A replacement bus will run between Rhyl and Chester at 04:05.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 / Crewe and Llandudno / Holyhead


Buses replace evening trains between Newport and Gloucester from Monday 7 to Friday 11 May

Start:
07/05/2018 00:00:00
End
11/05/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Newport and Gloucester each night, closing all lines.

The 22:15 Maesteg to Gloucester service will terminate at Newport. A replacement bus will run between Newport and Gloucester.

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.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Maesteg and Gloucester


Amended 21:55 Cardiff Central to Crewe from Tuesday 8 to Thursday 10 May

Start:
08/05/2018 00:00:00
End
10/05/2018 23:59:00

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

The 21:55 Shrewsbury to Crewe is diverted between Shrewsbury and Crewe via Wrexham General and Chester.

A replacement bus will run between Shrewsbury and Crewe calling at all stations via Nantwich.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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:

From Cardiff Central to Crewe 


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil until 16:30 on Sunday 13 May

Start:
13/05/2018 00:00:00
End
13/05/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place until 16:30 between Pontypridd and Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil, closing all lines.

Replacement buses will run between Cardiff Central and Treherbert, between Cardiff Central and Aberdare, and also between Cardiff Central and Merthyr Tydfil.

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.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Cardiff Central and Treherbert / Merthyr Tydfil


Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Swansea and Carmarthen on Sunday 13 May

Start:
13/05/2018 00:00:00
End
13/05/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place overnight from Saturday evening until 09:40 on Sunday morning between Swansea and Carmarthen, closing all lines.

The 00:10 (Sunday morning) service from Swansea and Carmarthen will be replaced by a bus throughout.

The 09:34 Carmarthen to Swansea service will be replaced by an earlier bus, departing Swansea at 09:00. This bus will connect with the 10:44 Swansea to London Paddington service.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Swansea and Carmarthen


Buses replace trains between Chester and Llandudno Junction on Sunday 13 May

Start:
13/05/2018 00:00:00
End
13/05/2018 23:59:00

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

Buses will replace trains between Chester and Llandudno Junction. An amended train service will run between Llandudno Junction and Holyhead.

Virgin Trains services will terminate at Chester. Tickets will be accepted on Arriva Trains Wales buses and trains to Holyhead.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Cardiff Central / Birmingham International / Crewe and Holyhead

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Holyhead


Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Carmarthen and Swansea from Monday 14 to Friday 18 May

Start:
14/05/2018 00:00:00
End
18/05/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place overnight in the Swansea area from Monday evening to Friday morning.

Monday to Thursday:

The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen will be diverted, and will not call at stations between Port Talbot Parkway and Carmarthen. A replacement bus will run from Port Talbot Parkway to Carmarthen, calling at all booked stations.

The 22:14 Fishguard to Swansea service terminates at Llanelli. A replacement bus will run between Llanelli and Swansea.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 03:03 Carmarthen to Swansea service will not run. A replacement bus will run between Carmarthen and Swansea.

The 05:45 Swansea to Pembroke Dock service will start from Llanelli. A replacement bus will run from Swansea to Llanelli.

The 06:04 Swansea to Crewe service starts from Llanelli at 06:25. A replacement bus will run from Swansea to Llanelli to connect with this service.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 / Crewe / Swansea and Carmarthen / Fishguard Harbour / Pembroke Dock 


Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Crewe and Chester from Monday 14 to Friday 18 May

Start:
14/05/2018 00:00:00
End
18/05/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place overnight from Monday evening until Friday Morning, closing all lines.

As a result, the following alterations will apply:

Monday to Thursday:

The 21:27 Cardiff Central to Chester service terminates at Crewe. A replacement bus will run between Crewe and Chester, calling at all booked stations. Customers travelling to Chester should change at Shrewsbury for the 23:37 Shrewsbury to Chester (via Wrexham) service.

The 22:55 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead terminates at Crewe. Customers travelling to Holyhead should travel on the earlier 23:35 bus service from Crewe to Chester for earlier trains from Chester to Holyhead.

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

Tuesday to Friday:

The 04:22 Chester to Birmingham New Street service starts at Crewe. An earlier bus will depart from Chester at 03:50 for Crewe.

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.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Cardiff Central / Birmingham New Street / Crewe and Chester / Holyhead


Buses replace trains Crewe and Wilmslow / Stockport on Sunday 20 May

Start:
20/05/2018 00:00:00
End
20/05/2018 23:59:00

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

Buses will replace trains between Crewe and Wilmslow / Stockport and the following alterations will also apply:

Arriva Trains Wales trains are diverted and will not run between Crewe and Manchester Oxford Road where trains will terminate / start. Trains will not call at Stockport or Manchester Piccadilly.

Customers should use alternative trains between Stockport and Manchester Oxford Road.

CrossCountry 08:27 Manchester Piccadilly to Bournemouth, is diverted between Manchester and Crewe and will not call at Wilmslow and Crewe. A replacement bus will run between Stockport and Crewe.

Northern trains are replaced by buses between Wilmslow and Crewe.

Virgin Trains 08:05 Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston and the 08:10 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly will not run. 

Trains are diverted between Stafford and Stockport via and calling at Macclesfield.

Buses will run between Wilmslow and Macclesfield to connect with trains between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey for Arriva Trains Wales, CrossCountry and Virgin Trains using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Milford Haven / Cardiff Central and Manchester Piccadilly

CrossCountry between Bournemouth and Manchester Piccadilly

Northern between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly


Buses replace trains between Newport and Cwmbran from Monday 21 to Friday 25 May

Start:
21/05/2018 00:00:00
End
25/05/2018 23:59:00

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

Buses will run between Newport and Cwmbran, with some being extended to start / terminate at Cardiff Central.

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.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Fishguard Harbour / Milford Haven and Manchester Piccadilly, and also between Cardiff Central and Crewe / Llandudno / Holyhead


Amended evening service between Chester and Holyhead from Monday 21 to Friday 25 May

Start:
21/05/2018 00:00:00
End
25/05/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Llandudno Junction and Holyhead, closing the line.

The 19:34 Cardiff to Holyhead terminates at Llandudno Junction. A bus will operate from Llandudno Junction to Holyhead.

The 20:34 Chester to Holyhead starts later from Llandudno Junction at 20:49.

The 21:36 Crewe to Holyhead terminates at Llandudno Junction . A bus will operate from Llandudno Junction to Holyhead.

The 22:52 Birmingham New St to Holyhead terminates at Chester. A bus will operate from Chester to Holyhead.

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.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Cardiff Central / Birmingham New Street /  Crewe / Chester and Holyhead


Amended services to / from Birmingham New Street from Saturday 26 May until Monday 28 May

Start:
26/05/2018 00:00:00
End
28/05/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place at Birmingham New Street all day on Saturday, and until 10:00 on Sunday. Engineering work is also taking place between Birmingham New Street and Coventry all day on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Customers should also be aware that Chiltern Railways will not be operating between Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham Snow Hill on Saturday and Sunday. More information on this can be found here.

Arriva Trains Wales:

All services will terminate at Birmingham New Street, and no services will run to Birmingham International. Customers travelling to Birmingham International should use alternative services.

CrossCountry:

On Saturday and until 10:00 on Sunday, a reduced service will run between Birmingham and Leicester, Birmingham and Nottingham, and Birmingham and the North East (towards Sheffield / Newcastle and beyond) of one train per hour. These services will be diverted, and will take up to 1 hour longer than usual.

On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, replacement buses will run between Birmingham International, Coventry and Leamington Spa.

London Northwestern Railway:

On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, services between Birmingham New Street and London Euston will run between Coventry and London Euston only. Replacement buses will run between Birmingham New Street and Coventry.

Services between Birmingham New Street and Northampton will not run, or will only run between Coventry and Northampton.

On Sunday, trains between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street will between Birmingham New Street and Crewe only, The 09:42 and 12:35 Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street will not run. Buses will replace trains between Crewe and Liverpool South Parkway. Customers are advised to travel on Merseyrail train services between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Central.

Further information regarding this engineering work and how London Northwestern Railway are affected can be found here.

Virgin Trains:

On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, an hourly service will run between Birmingham New Street and London Euston via Stafford, calling at Sandwell & Dudley, Wolverhampton, Stafford and Milton Keynes Central.

An hourly service will also run between Coventry and London Euston, calling at Rugby, Milton Keynes Central and Watford Junction.

West Midlands Railway:

On Saturday, replacement buses will run between Birmingham New Street and Tame Bridge Parkway, calling at all stations. Buses will also run between Birmingham New Street and Lichfield Trent Valley. On Sunday morning, train services will not begin until after 10:00.

Further information regarding this engineering work and how West Midlands Railway are affected can be found here.

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with Arriva Trains Wales, London Northwestern Railway or Virgin Trains please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

If you are travelling with CrossCountry or West Midlands Railway, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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:

The signalling system in the Birmingham New Street area dates back to the 1960s. It needs to be replaced to safely to reliably manage the 1,100 trains per day which use the station. The £246m upgrade is part of a wider £600m+ resignalling programme which has already seen signalling replaced across most of the West Midlands area (Snow Hill lines, Walsall, Bromsgrove, Wolverhampton, Coventry), with the Birmingham International and Birmingham New Street areas still to do.

The work is being undertaken in four phases. The first two phases (Birmingham to Wolverhampton and Duddeston - Aston - Bescot) were successfully brought into use over Christmas 2017. The third stage in May, will resignal the complex set of junctions at Proof House Junction (east of Birmingham) and the railway through Birmingham International station towards Coventry. The final stage will be resignalling of the whole Birmingham New Street station complex in 2021.

The outcome of these works will be a better, more reliable railway, with more capacity between Wolverhampton and Birmingham and Coventry

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Birmingham International / Birmingham New Street and Shrewsbury / Crewe / Machynlleth / Aberystwyth / Chester / Holyhead

CrossCountry between Penzance / Plymouth / Paignton / Bournemouth / Southampton Central / Cardiff Central and Birmingham New Street / Derby / Nottingham / Leicester / Stansted Airport / Manchester Piccadilly / Leeds / York / Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Dundee / Aberdeen

London Northwestern Railway between London Euston / Bletchley / Northampton and Liverpool Lime Street

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Birmingham New Street / Wolverhampton / Shrewsbury / Wolverhampton / Lancaster / Edinburgh / Glasgow Central

West Midlands Railway between Rugeley Trent Valley / Walsall / Lichfield Trent Valley / Lichfield City / Blake Street / Four Oaks / Coventry / Birmingham International and Birmingham New Street / Longbridge / Redditch / Bromsgrove / Worcester Shrub Hill / Hereford / Wolverhampton / Crewe


Amended service between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly on Sunday 27 May

Start:
27/05/2018 00:00:00
End
27/05/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly via Warrington Bank Quay, closing all lines.

Arriva Trains Wales services between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly will be diverted to run via Northwich, and will not call at stations between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly.

A replacement bus service will run between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly, calling at all booked stations.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Chester and Manchester Piccadilly


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Rhymney until 12:00 on Sunday 27 May

Start:
27/05/2018 00:00:00
End
27/05/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Rhymney until 12:00, closing all lines.

Replacement buses will run between Cardiff Central and Rhymney.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 / Penarth / Cardiff Central and Rhymney


Amended 22:50 Penarth to Ystrad Mynach service from Monday 28 to Thursday 31 May

Start:
28/05/2018 00:00:00
End
31/05/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Ystrad Mynach, closing all lines each night.

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

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here.

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:

Penarth to Ystrad Mynach


Amended services between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 June

Start:
02/06/2018 00:00:00
End
03/06/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester via Warrington Bank Quay, closing various lines.

Saturday

Trains will start / terminate at Warrington Bank Quay. Buses will replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Warrington Bank Quay.

Sunday

Trains are diverted via Stockport and Northwich all day. A replacement bus service will operate between Manchester Piccadilly and Warrington Bank Quay.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 and Chester


Amended 07:10 Cardiff Central to Pembroke Dock on Sunday 3 June

Start:
03/06/2018 00:00:00
End
03/06/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place until 09:45 between Cardiff Central and Carmarthen, closing some lines.

The 07:10 Cardiff Central to Pembroke Dock train will start from Carmarthen. A replacement bus will operate between Cardiff Central and Pembroke Dock, stations between Carmarthen and Pembroke Dock will be set down only.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Cardiff Central and Pembroke Dock


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town until 13:30 on Sunday 3 June

Start:
03/06/2018 00:00:00
End
03/06/2018 23:59:00
Engineering work is taking place until 13:30 between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town, closing various lines.

Until 13:30, buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town


Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Warrington Bank Quay and Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 4 to Friday 8 June

Start:
04/06/2018 00:00:00
End
08/06/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Warrington Bank Quay and Manchester Piccadilly, closing all lines between 23:50 and 05:00 each night until Friday morning.

As a result, the 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly service will terminate at Warrington Bank Quay. A replacement bus will run between Warrington Bank Quay and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 00:32 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will not run. A replacement bus will run between Manchester Piccadilly to Chester.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 International / Chester and Manchester Piccadilly


Amended evening services between Cardiff Central and Bridgend from Monday 4 until Thursday 7 June

Start:
04/06/2018 00:00:00
End
07/06/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place nightly between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Pontyclun, closing all lines.

Arriva Trains Wales:

The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen service will be diverted to run via Barry, and will not call at stations between Cardiff Central and Bridgend. A replacement bus service will run between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, calling at all booked stations.

Great Western Railway:

The 20:15, 21:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea services will be diverted to run via Barry. As a consequence, services will depart stations from Bridgend later than usual.

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with Arriva Trains Wales, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

If you are travelling with Great Western Railway, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Carmarthen

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Swansea


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

Start:
11/06/2018 00:00:00
End
14/06/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Arriva Trains Wales network, closing various lines.

Monday to Thursday

From approximately 21:30 until the end of service, trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town are replaced by buses throughout.

Tuesday to Thursday

From approximately 21:30 until the end of service, trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester / Birmingham International are replaced by buses between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester with some trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester ar replaced by buses throughout.

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.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Newport and Bristol Parkway on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June

Start:
16/06/2018 00:00:00
End
17/06/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Severn Tunnel Junction and Bristol Parkway, closing all lines.

Arriva Trains Wales:

Replacement buses will run between Newport and Severn Tunnel Junction, connecting with train services to / from Cardiff Central and Gloucester / Cheltenham Spa.

CrossCountry:

Most services will be replaced by buses between Severn Tunnel Junction and Newport.

Saturday only - The 07:00 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly and 17:05 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central services will be diverted to run between Manchester Piccadilly and Bristol Temple Meads. The 05:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central service will not run. Replacement buses will run between Bristol Parkway and Newport for these services.

Great Western Railway:

Replacement buses will run between Newport and Bristol Parkway. An amended timetable will be in operation between Cardiff Central and Newport.

Services between Cardiff Central and Taunton / Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton will be amended to start from / terminate at Bristol Parkway.

Other services in the Bristol / Cardiff area will be amended, diverted or cancelled.

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.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Cardiff Central and Gloucester / Cheltenham Spa

CrossCountry between Cardiff Central and Birmingham New Street / Nottingham / Manchester Piccadilly

Great Western Railway between Carmarthen / Swansea / Cardiff Central and Weston-super-Mare / Taunton / London Paddington / Brighton


Amended service between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton on Sunday 17 June

Start:
17/06/2018 00:00:00
End
17/06/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Sandwell & Dudley and Coseley, closing all lines.

Arriva Trains Wales:

Services will be diverted between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton, which will extend journey times by a few minutes.

CrossCountry:

Services will be diverted between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton, extending journey times by a few minutes. Some southbound services will not call at Stafford.

London Northwestern Railway / West Midlands Railway:

Stopping services between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton will not operate. A replacement bus will run, calling at all stations.

Virgin Trains:

Services will be diverted between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton, and will take longer than usual. As a result, train times will be altered and trains may leave earlier or later than usual. Replacement buses will run to / from Sandwell & Dudley.

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.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 International / Birmingham New Street and Shrewsbury / Chester / Holyhead / Aberystwyth

CrossCountry between Penzance / Plymouth / Paignton / Bournemouth / Southampton Central / Bristol Temple Meads / Reading / Birmingham New Street and Manchester Piccadilly

London Northwestern Railway between Rugby / Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton / Crewe / Liverpool Lime Street

Virgin Trains between London Euston / Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton / Shrewsbury / Preston / Lancaster / Carlisle / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh

West Midlands Railway between Walsall / Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island each night from Monday 18 until Friday 22 June

Start:
18/06/2018 00:00:00
End
22/06/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing all lines.

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

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

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

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

The 05:16 Barry Island to Caerphilly will start from Cardiff Central. A replacement bus will depart Barry Island at 05:00 for Cardiff Central.

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.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Aberdare / Radyr / Caerphilly / Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island and Bridgend


Buses replace early morning trains between Barry Island and Cardiff Central on Monday 18 June

Start:
18/06/2018 00:00:00
End
18/06/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Barry Island and Cardiff Central until 09:25, closing all lines.

As a result, the 08:25 Cardiff Central to Bridgend to Barry Island and the 08:41 Cardiff Central to Bridgend will both be replaced by buses.

A replacement bus will run between Barry Island and Cardiff Central, departing Barry Island at 08:45.

The 08:56 Barry Island to Aberdare will start from Cardiff Central. A replacement bus will run between Barry Island and Cardiff Central.

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.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Bridgend / Barry Island and Cardiff Central / Aberdare


Buses replace trains each evening between Shrewsbury and Chester from Monday 18 June and Thursday 21 June

Start:
18/06/2018 00:00:00
End
21/06/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Shrewsbury and Chester each evening after 22:00 from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing all lines.

The 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will start from Chester. A replacement bus service will run between Shrewsbury and Manchester Piccadilly, departing Shrewsbury at 22:30.

The 22:28 Chester to Wolverhampton service will start from Shrewsbury. A replacement bus will run between Chester and Wolverhampton, and will not connect with this train.

The 22:37 Shrewsbury to Chester service will not run. A replacement bus will operate between these stations.

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.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 / Wolverhampton / Shrewsbury and Chester / Manchester Piccadilly


Buses replace trains each evening between Crewe and Chester from Monday 25 June and Friday 29 June

Start:
25/06/2018 00:00:00
End
29/06/2018 23:59:00

 

Engineering work is taking place between Crewe and Chester each evening after 23:30 from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing all lines.

 

Monday, Wednesday & Friday

The 04:22 Chester to Birmingham New Street starts at Crewe Passengers should travel on the earlier bus service at 03:50 for a connection to Birmingham New Street.

Monday to Thursday

The 21:17 Cardiff Central to Chester terminates at Crewe. A replacement bus service will be in operation between Crewe and Chester, customers for Chester should change at Shrewsbury.

The 22:55 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead terminates at Crewe, customers for Holyhead should travel on the earlier 23:35 bus service from Crewe to Chester for a connection to Holyhead.

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

 

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.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 / Wolverhampton / Shrewsbury and Chester / Manchester Piccadilly


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd until 12:30 on Sunday 1 July

Start:
01/07/2018 00:00:00
End
01/07/2018 23:59:00

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

Buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd until 12:30 to connect with train services on to Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil.

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.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Aberdare / Treherbert / Merthyr Tydfil


Amended late night Arriva Trains Wales services in the Cardiff area from Monday 2 to Friday 6 July

Start:
02/07/2018 00:00:00
End
06/07/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd from 23:05, closing all lines.

As a result of this, the following alterations will apply:

  • 21:42 Bridgend to Aberdare will terminate at Cardiff Central. Customers should use the 22:46 Cardiff Central to Treherbert, then a replacement bus on to Aberdare.
  • 22:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff Central will terminate at Pontypridd. Customers should use a replacement bus service on to Cardiff Central.
  • 22:55 Cardiff Central to Radyr will not run. A replacement bus service will run.
  • 23:14 Radyr to Barry Island will start at Cardiff Queen Street. Customers should use a replacement bus service between Radyr and Barry Island.

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.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Cardiff Central and Treherbert and between Bridgend and Aberdare and between Barry Island and Merthyr Tydfil


Amended late night Arriva Trains Wales service between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe from Monday 2 and Thursday 5 July

Start:
02/07/2018 00:00:00
End
05/07/2018 23:59:00

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

As a result the following alterations will be in place:

The 20:17 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly will terminate at Crewe. A replacement bus service will operate between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Wilmslow, Stockport and Manchester Piccadilly

The 22:35 Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury will be diverted, not calling at Wilmslow and Crewe. Customers travelling to these stations should use a replacement bus service from Stockport to Crewe.

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.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 and Cardiff Central / Shrewsbury


Amended 21:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Bridgend service from Monday 2 to Thursday 5 July

Start:
02/07/2018 00:00:00
End
05/07/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Barry and Bridgend, closing some lines.

As a result, the 21:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Bridgend service will terminate at Barry. A replacement bus service will run between Barry and Bridgend.

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.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 to Bridgend


Amended late night service between Cardiff Central and Bridgend from Monday 2 until Thursday 5 July

Start:
02/07/2018 00:00:00
End
05/07/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Bridgend from 22:22 until 05:50 each evening, closing all lines.

Arriva Trains Wales

It is not yet known how Arriva Trains Wales are affected by this engineering work.

Great Western Railway

Late evening trains from London Paddington to Swansea will be diverted via Ninian Park (not calling) incurring a few additional minutes to journey times.

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.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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:

Great Western Railway between Swansea and London Paddington


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Rhymney / Radyr until 12:30 on Sunday 8 July

Start:
08/07/2018 00:00:00
End
08/07/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking between Cardiff Central and Rhymney / Radyr, closing all lines.

Until 12:30, buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Rhymney / Radyr.

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.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Cardiff Central and Rhymney / Radyr


Buses replace trains between Newport and Severn Tunnel Junction / Gloucester until 14:00 on Sunday 8 July

Start:
08/07/2018 00:00:00
End
08/07/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Newport and Severn Tunnel Junction, also between Newport and Cheltenham Spa until 14:00 on Sunday 8 July, closing some lines.

Buses will replace Arriva Trains Wales services between Newport and Cheltenham Spa.

Buses will replace CrossCountry services between Newport and Severn Tunnel Junction

It is not yet known how Great Western Railway will be effected.

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.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 services between Newport and Cheltenham Spa.

CrossCountry services between Newport and Severn Tunnel Junction


Buses replace late night services between Cardiff Central and Cardiff Bay / Rhymney from Monday 9 until Friday 13 July

Start:
09/07/2018 00:00:00
End
13/07/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Cardiff Bay / Rhymney, closing some lines.

The 22:20 Penarth to Rhymney will terminate at Cardiff Central. A replacement bus service will be in operation between Cardiff and Rhymney.

The 22:50 Penarth to Ystrad Mynach terminates at Cardiff Central, a replacement bus service will be in operation between Cardiff and Ystrad Mynach. 

Services between Cardiff Queen St and Cardiff Bay will be replaced with a bus service.

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.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 / Cardiff Central and Rhymney and also between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay


Revised late night / early morning Arriva Trains Wales services in the Swansea area from Monday 9 until Friday 13 July

Start:
09/07/2018 00:00:00
End
13/07/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place in the Swansea area, closing various lines. Late night and early morning Arriva Trains Wales services in the area will be amended as follows:

 

The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen will divert not calling at Neath and Carmarthen. A replacement bus service will run between Neath and Carmarthen.

The 02:59 Carmarthen to Swansea service will start later at 04:14. Customers for Swansea should travel on a replacement bus service at 02:59.

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.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 and Carmarthen, Carmarthen and Swansea

                                         


Amended late night service between Newport and Hereford on Sunday 15 July

Start:
15/07/2018 00:00:00
End
15/07/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place after 22:40 on Sunday night between Newport and Hereford, closing all lines.

The 20:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central service will terminate at Hereford. A replacement bus will run from Hereford to Cardiff Central.

The 21:15 Carmarthen to Hereford service will terminate at Newport. A replacement bus will run from Newport to Hereford.

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.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

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 Cardiff Central and Manchester Piccadilly


Buses replace evening / early morning services between Cardiff Central and Bridgend from Monday 16 until Friday 20 July

Start:
16/07/2018 00:00:00
End
20/07/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Pontyclun each night from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Train services will be diverted to run via Barry to Bridgend, and will not call at Pontyclun, Llanharan or Pencoed. A replacement bus service will run between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, calling at these stations.

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.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 / Crewe / Gloucester / Cardiff Central and Maesteg / Carmarthen / Tenby


Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Chester / Warrington Bank Quay and Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 16 to Friday 20 July

Start:
16/07/2018 00:00:00
End
20/07/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing some lines.

As a result, the 21:04 (Monday to Thursday) Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will terminate at Warrington Bank Quay. Replacement buses will run between Warrington Bank Quay and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 00:32 (Tuesday to Friday) Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will not run, and will be replaced by a bus.

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.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 International / Chester and Manchester Piccadilly