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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

    June 2018 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)


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 22:55 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 trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town from Monday 25 to Friday 29 June

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

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

There will be no train service between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town. Buses will replace trains, additional buses will be provided at peak times.

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 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:

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 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:

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 / 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:

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 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:

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 Merthyr Tydfil to Bridgend


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. Also, no trains will run to / from Cardiff Bay.

Ticket acceptance:

Valid tickets can be used until 12:30 with Cardiff Bus to run between Cardiff Bay and Cardiff Bus Station.

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 Rhymney / Radyr


Buses replace trains between Newport and Severn Tunnel Junction / Cheltenham Spa 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, closing some lines until 14:00.

Arriva Trains Wales

Buses will replace services between Newport and Cheltenham Spa until 14:00.

CrossCountry

Buses will replace services between Newport and Gloucester / Cheltenham Spa until 14:00.

Great Western Railway

Trains between Cardiff Central / Newport will be retimed to run up to 10 minutes 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:

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

Great Western Railway between Carmarthen / Swansea / Cardiff Central and London Paddington and also between Cardiff Central and Newport / Bristol Temple Meads / Portsmouth Harbour


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 after 23:00 each night will be replaced with a bus 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 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 19:31 Manchester Piccadilly to Fishguard will divert not calling at Skewen or Llansamlet. A replacement bus service will run between Neath and Carmarthen, calling at all stations.

The 02:59 Carmarthen to Swansea service will start later at 04:14. A replacement bus will run from Carmarthen at 02:59 to 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:

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:

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 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:

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 / 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:

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 Birmingham International / Chester and Manchester Piccadilly


Buses replace trains between Barry and Bridgend on Sunday 22 July

Start:
22/07/2018 00:00:00
End
22/07/2018 23:59:00

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

Replacement buses will run between Barry and Bridgend, calling at booked 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 Merthyr Tydfil / Cardiff Central and Bridgend


Buses replace late night trains between Hereford and Newport / Cardiff Central on Sunday 22 July

Start:
22/07/2018 00:00:00
End
22/07/2018 23:59:00

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

The 20:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central train will terminate at Hereford. A replacement bus will run between Hereford and Cardiff Central.

The 21:15 Carmarthen to Hereford train will terminate at Newport. A replacement bus will run between Newport and Hereford.

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 Hereford and Carmarthen and between Manchester Piccadilly and Cardiff Central


Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 23 to Friday 27 July

Start:
23/07/2018 00:00:00
End
27/07/2018 23:59:00

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

Monday to Thursday

As a result, the 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will terminate at Chester. Replacement buses will run between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester will be diverted via Northwich. A replacement bus will operate between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester.

Tuesday to Friday

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

The 03:36 Chester to Manchester Airport will terminate at 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:

Arriva Trains Wales between Birmingham International / Chester and Manchester Piccadilly


Buses replace trains between Bridgend / Barry Island and Cardiff Central on Sunday 29 July

Start:
28/07/2018 00:00:00
End
29/07/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place at various locations between Bridgend / Barry Island and Cardiff Central, closing lines at various times of day.

Buses will replace trains between Bridgend / Barry Island and Cardiff Central until 09:25 on Sunday.

Buses will replace trains between Bridgend and Barry from 09:25 on Sunday.

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 Bridgend / Barry Island and Cardiff Central


Buses replace trains between Shrewsbury and Crewe on Sunday 29 July

Start:
29/07/2018 00:00:00
End
29/07/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Shrewsbury and Crewe, closing all lines.

Trains between Shrewsbury and Crewe will be diverted via Wrexham General and Chester.

Buses will replace trains between Shrewsbury 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:

Arriva Trains Wales between Cardiff Central and Crewe


Buses replace late night trains between Newport and Gloucester from Monday 30 July to Thursday 2 August

Start:
30/07/2018 00:00:00
End
02/08/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Newport and Gloucester each night from 21:15 onward.

As a result, the 22:15 Maesteg to Gloucester service will terminate at Newport. A replacement bus will run between Newport 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 between Maesteg and Gloucester


Buses replace late night trains between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Barry from Monday 30 July to Thursday 2 August

Start:
30/07/2018 00:00:00
End
02/08/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Barry Island and between Cardiff Central and Penarth.

The following amendments will apply:

Monday to Thursday:

  • 21:54 Aberdare to Penarth will terminate at Cardiff Central. A replacement bus will run between Cardiff Central and Penarth.
  • 22:42 Bridgend to Cardiff Central will be diverted via Pontyclun. A replacement bus will run between Bridgend and Cardiff Central via Barry.
  • 23:14 Radyr to Barry Island will terminate at Cardiff Central. A replacement bus will run between Cardiff Central and Barry Island.
  • 23:26 Penarth to Cardiff Central will not run, and will be replaced by a bus service.

 

Tuesday to Friday:

  • 05:15 Barry Island to Caerphilly will start from Cardiff Central. A replacement bus will run from Barry Island and Cardiff Central, departing from Barry Island earlier than usual at 05:00.

 

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 Aberdare / Cardiff Central and Penarth

Between Cardiff Central and Bridgend

Between Radyr / Caerphilly and Barry Island


Buses replace evening trains between Shrewsbury and Crewe from Tuesday 31 July until Thursday 2 August

Start:
31/07/2018 00:00:00
End
02/08/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Shrewsbury and Crewe overnight from Tuesday evening until Friday morning, closing all lines.

As a result, the 21:55 Cardiff Central to Crewe service will be diverted between Shrewsbury and Crewe via Wrexham General and Chester. A replacement bus will run Shrewsbury and Crewe, 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:

Arriva Trains Wales between Cardiff Central and Crewe


Buses replace trains between Pontypridd and Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil on Sunday 5 August until 12:30

Start:
05/08/2018 00:00:00
End
05/08/2018 23:59:00
Engineering work is taking place between Pontypridd and Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil, closing all lines until 12:30.

Until 12:30, buses will replace trains between between Pontypridd and 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 / Bridgend / Cardiff Central / Pontypridd and Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil


Amended late night service between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil from Monday 6 to Thursday 9 August

Start:
06/08/2018 00:00:00
End
09/08/2018 23:59:00

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

The 21:42 Bridgend to Aberdare will terminate at Cardiff Central. From Cardiff passenger should travel on the 22:46 Cardiff Central to Treherbert changing at Pontypridd for the rail replacement bus to Aberdare.

The 22:45 Barry Island to Pontypridd will terminate at Radyr. A bus will operate from Radyr to Pontypridd.

The 21:56 Barry Island to Merthyr Tydfil will terminate at Pontypridd. A bus will operate from Pontypridd to 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 Bridgend /Barry Island and Pontypridd / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil


Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Crewe and Chester from Monday 6 to Friday 10 August

Start:
06/08/2018 00:00:00
End
10/08/2018 23:59:00

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

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


Amended service between Crewe and Chester from 22:00 on Saturday 11 and all day on Sunday 12 August

Start:
11/08/2018 00:00:00
End
12/08/2018 23:59:00

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

Arriva Trains Wales

From 22:00 on Saturday and all day on Sunday, buses will replace trains between Crewe and Chester. Please allow for an extended journey time.

Virgin Trains

Trains which run to and from Holyhead will divert between Crewe and Chester, extending journey times.

Trains which run to and from Chester will be amended to not run between Crewe and Chester.

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 Crewe and Chester / Holyhead and also between Cardiff Central / Birmingham International and Chester

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Chester / Holyhead


Amended late night Arriva Trains Wales service between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 August

Start:
13/08/2018 00:00:00
End
16/08/2018 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 service will terminate at Crewe. A replacement bus service will run between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Wilmslow and Stockport.

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

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 service between Crewe and Shrewsbury / Chester on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August

Start:
18/08/2018 00:00:00
End
19/08/2018 23:59:00

Track maintenance is taking place between Crewe and Shrewsbury / Chester, closing various lines.

Arriva Trains Wales

All weekend, buses will replace trains between Crewe and Chester. Please allow for an extended journey time.

From 22:05, trains between Shrewsbury and Chester via Crewe will be amended with some trains diverting via Wrexham. Buses will be provided between Shrewsbury and Crewe for onwards connections to Chester.

Virgin Trains

Trains will operate between Crewe and Holyhead. London Euston is also closed this weekend. Customers are to use alternative services between Crewe and London. More details can be found here.

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:

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:

Arriva Trains Wales between Crewe and Chester / Holyhead and also between Cardiff Central / Birmingham International and Chester

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Chester / Holyhead


Amended late night midweek service between Cardiff Central and Rhymney from Monday 20 until Friday 24 August

Start:
20/08/2018 00:00:00
End
24/08/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Rhymney each night from 23:05, closing some lines.

The following late night trains will be replaced by a bus from Cardiff Central:

  • 22:35 Cardiff Central to Rhymney
  • 22:50 Penarth to Ystrad Mynach

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:

Trains between Cardiff Central and Rhymney and also between Penarth and Ystrad Mynach


Buses replace trains between Pontypridd and Treherbert from Saturday 25 to Monday 27 August

Start:
25/08/2018 00:00:00
End
27/08/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Pontypridd and Treherbert, closing all lines.

Replacement buses will run between Pontypridd and Treherbert, connecting with trains running between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd.

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 Barry Island / Penarth / Cardiff Central and Treherbert


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Barry Island / Bridgend before 09:25 on Sunday 26 August

Start:
26/08/2018 00:00:00
End
26/08/2018 23:59:00

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

Before 09:25, buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Barry Island, and also 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:

Arriva Trains Wales between Cardiff Central and Barry Island / Bridgend


Buses replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Stockport until 16:45 on Sunday 26 August

Start:
26/08/2018 00:00:00
End
26/08/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester Piccadilly and Stockport, closing lines until 16:45.

Arriva Trains Wales:

It is not yet known how Arriva Trains Wales will be affected by these engineering works.

CrossCountry:

Trains will be diverted between Manchester Piccadilly and Stafford, not calling at Stockport, Macclesfield or Stoke-on-Trent. Replacement buses will operate between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent. Trains run by other operators will run between Stockport, Macclesfield and Stoke-on-Trent.

East Midlands Trains:

Trains will be diverted between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield, not calling at Stockport. Replacement buses will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Stockport.

Northern:

It is not yet known how Northern will be affected by these engineering works.

TransPennine Express:

It is not yet known how TransPennine Express will be affected by these engineering works.

Virgin Trains:

It is not yet known how Virgin Trains will be affected by these engineering works.

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 and Chester / Shrewsbury / Cardiff Central / Carmarthen / Milford Haven

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

East Midlands Trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Norwich

Northern between Manchester Piccadilly and Hazel Grove / Buxton / Wilmslow / Alderley Edge / Knutsford / Chester / Stoke-on-Trent / Crewe / Sheffield

TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport and Sheffield

Virgin Trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Birmingham New Street / London Euston 


Amended late night midweek service between Cardiff Central and Bridgend each night from Monday 27 until Thursday 30 August

Start:
27/08/2018 00:00:00
End
30/08/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, each night from 23:00, closing the line via Pontyclun.

The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen service will be diverted via the Vale of Glamorgan Line and will unable to call at stations between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Pontyclun. A bus will operate between Cardiff Central and Bridgend calling at stations via Pontyclun.

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:

Train between Manchester Piccadilly and Fishguard Harbour


Amended late night midweek service at Machynlleth from Monday 27 until Friday 31 August

Start:
27/08/2018 00:00:00
End
31/08/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place each night from 23:05 between Welshpool and Machynlleth, closing all lines.

The 20:04 Birmingham International to Aberystwyth service will be replaced by a bus between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth.

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

The following morning, the 04:53 Machynlleth to Aberystwyth and the 05:30 Aberystwyth to Birmingham International will both be replaced by buses between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth.

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:

Trains between Birmingham International / Machynlleth and Aberystwyth


Buses replace late night trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester from Monday 27 to Friday 31 August

Start:
27/08/2018 00:00:00
End
31/08/2018 23:59:00

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

Monday to Thursday:

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

Tuesday to Friday:

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

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 and Chester / Birmingham International