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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
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No trains at Cardiff Queen Street on Sunday 21 January

Start:
21/01/2018 00:00:00
End
21/01/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Bay and Rhymney, closing all lines via Cardiff Queen Street on Sunday.

No trains will run via Cardiff Queen Street.

Rhymney Line

Until approximately 12:00, buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Rhymney.

From approximately 12:00, buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Heath High Level. Trains will run between Heath High Level and Rhymney.

Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil Lines

Trains will be diverted via the 'City Line' which is between Cardiff Central, Fairwater and Radyr.

Buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central, Cardiff Queen Street, Cathays, Llandaf and Radyr.

Cardiff Bay Line

As a consequence of the engineering work, there will be no service between Cardiff Bay and Cardiff Queen Street.

Ticket acceptance:

Customers travelling between Cardiff Bay and Cardiff Queen Street can use Cardiff Bus 'Baycar' services.

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.

For journeys between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay, you can plan your journey by using the Cardiff Bus website.

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:

Bridgend / Cardiff Central / Penarth and Rhymney / Coryton / Aberdare / Treherbert / Merthyr Tydfil

Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay


No trains between Llandudno Junction and Chester on Sunday 21 January

Start:
21/01/2018 00:00:00
End
21/01/2018 23:59:00

Track work is taking place between Llandudno Junction and Prestatyn, closing all lines.

Buses will replace Arriva Trains Wales services between Llandudno and Chester.

Virgin Trains services which normally run between Holyhead and London Euston will be revised to run only between Chester and London Euston.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

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

Virgin Trains between Holyhead and London Euston


Amended overnight service in South Wales from Monday 22 until Friday 26 January

Start:
22/01/2018 00:00:00
End
26/01/2018 06:00:00

Engineering work is taking place near Swansea and Cardiff Queen Street overnight, closing various lines.

Monday to Thursday

19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen service will be replaced by a bus between Neath and Carmarthen.

After 22:30, trains between Cardiff Central and Rhymney will be replaced by buses. Trains between Cardiff Bay and Cardiff Queen Street will also be replaced by buses.

Tuesday to Friday

03:05 Carmarthen to Swansea service will start at the later time 04:13. Customers for Swansea should travel on the replacement bus service which departs at 03:05.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

Manchester Piccadilly / Swansea and Carmarthen

Cardiff Central and Rhymney

Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay


Amended overnight North Wales Coast service from Monday 22 until Friday 26 January

Start:
22/01/2018 00:00:00
End
26/01/2018 10:00:00

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

Monday to Thursday

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

Tuesday to Friday

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

05:54 Llandudno to Llandudno Junction service starts at the later time 05:58.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

Birmingham New Street to Holyhead

Llandudno to Crewe / Llandudno Junction


No trains between Hereford and Newport after 22:40 on Sunday 28 January

Start:
28/01/2018 00:00:00
End
28/01/2018 23:59:00

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

The 2030 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central service will be replaced by a bus between Hereford and Cardiff Central.

The 21:15 Carmarthen to Hereford service will be replaced by a bus between Newport and Hereford.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

Manchester Piccadilly and Cardiff Central

Carmarthen and Hereford


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Queen Street and Radyr on Sunday 28 January

Start:
28/01/2018 00:00:00
End
28/01/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Queen Street and Radyr, closing the line.

Trains between Cardiff Central and Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil / Treherbert will be diverted via the 'City Line' and will not call at Cardiff Queen Street, Cathays and Llandaf.

Buses will run between Cardiff Central and Radyr via Cardiff Queen Street and intermediate stations.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

Cardiff Central / Barry Island and Aberdare

Cardiff Central / Bridgend / Barry Island and Merthyr Tydfil

Cardiff Central / Barry Island and Treherbert


Buses replace trains between Chester and Llandudno Junction on Sunday 28 January

Start:
28/01/2018 00:00:00
End
28/01/2018 23:59:00

Work on the signalling equipment is taking place between Chester and Llandudno closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Chester and Llandudno.

Virgin Trains services will not run between Chester and Holyhead. Customers should use the Arriva Trains Wales replacement buses/trains to complete your journey.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Cardiff Central/Birmingham International and Holyhead. Also between Manchester Airport and Llandudno.

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Holyhead.


Amended overnight service between Holyhead and Chester from Monday 29 January to Thursday 1 February

Start:
29/01/2018 00:00:00
End
01/02/2018 23:59:00

Lineside equipment is being renewed overnight each night between Holyhead and Chester closing all lines.

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

04:38 (Tue-Fri) Llandudno to Crewe service starts from Chester. A replacement bus will run EARLIER from Rhyl to Chester to connect with the train service.

05:54 (Tue-Fri) Llandudno to Llandudno Junction will set off a little bit later than normal at 05:58.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

 

Routes Affected:

Between Holyhead and Chester


Amended late night service between Cardiff Central and Swansea from Monday 29 January to Thursday 1 February

Start:
29/01/2018 00:00:00
End
01/02/2018 23:59:00

Track work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Bridgend each night after 21:45 closing all lines.

Great Western Railway services from London Paddington to Swansea departing at 20:15, 21:15 and 22:45 will be diverted between Cardiff and Bridgend. If you're travelling to Bridgend and beyond, your journey time may be extended by up to 27 minutes.

Arriva Trains Wales late evening services between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Pontyclun will be diverted via the 'Vale of Glamorgan' line, and will not call at interim stations. A replacement bus will run to provide train connections to and from the missed out 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 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.

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Pontyclun

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Swansea


Amended late night and overnight service in the Manchester area from Monday 29 January until Thursday 1 February

Start:
29/01/2018 00:00:00
End
01/02/2018 23:59:00

Lineside maintenance and work on the signalling equipment is taking place overnight each night between Manchester Victoria / Deansgate / Manchester Piccadilly and Salford Crescent closing some lines.

Northern service changes

21:29 Manchester Airport to Preston service is cancelled. Customers can use alternative trains between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly. A bus will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston.

23:09 Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street, and 23:20 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria will be replaced by buses.

23:10 Preston to Manchester Airport service will start from Manchester Piccadilly. A bus will run between Preston and Manchester Piccadilly.

23:30 Manchester Airport to Preston service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly. A bus will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston.

04:02 (Tue-Fri) Preston to Manchester Airport service will be cancelled. A bus will run from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly. Customers can use alternative services between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

TransPennine Express changes:

22:15 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Preston. A bus will run from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

22:33 Hull to Manchester Victoria service will be diverted to terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

Arriva Trains Wales changes:

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

00:32 (Tue-Fri) Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service is replaced by a bus.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Routes Affected:

Between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street; between Manchester Victoria and Hull; between Manchester Airport and Preston; between Manchester Piccadilly and Newton-le-Willows


Amended services between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester on Sunday 4 February

Start:
04/02/2018 00:00:00
End
04/02/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Victoria and Eccles, closing all lines. As a result, trains will be unable to run.

Arriva Trains Wales:

Trains will be diverted to run via Northwich, and will be unable to stop at stations between Manchester and Chester. A replacement bus will run, calling at all stations between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester via Warrington Bank Quay.

Northern:

It is not yet known how Northern services will be affected by this engineering work.

TransPennine Express:

It is not yet known how Northern services will be affected by this engineering work.

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 typing in your stationhere.

Location Map:

For further location information on any railway station, please use thiszoomable map

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 seehere.

Project Information:

You can read more aboutengineering workand why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester.

Northern between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street

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


Buses replace trains between Newport and Hereford after 22.30 on Sunday 4 February

Start:
04/02/2018 00:00:00
End
04/02/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place from 22.30 onwards on Sunday, closing all lines.

Buses will replace some late afternoon / evening trains between Newport and Hereford.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

Between Carmarthen / Cardiff Central and Hereford / Manchester Piccadilly


Buses replace trains between Carmarthen and Fishguard Harbour from 1300 on Sunday 4 February

Start:
04/02/2018 00:00:00
End
04/02/2018 23:59:00

Vegetation control work is taking place between Carmarthen and Fishguard Harbour, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Carmarthen and Fishguard Harbour after 1300 on Sunday.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about Vegetation control and why it is necessary.

Routes Affected:

Between Hereford / Newport / Swansea and Fishguard Harbour


Revised overnight service between Holyhead and Chester from Monday 5 to Friday 9 February

Start:
05/02/2018 00:00:00
End
09/02/2018 23:59:00

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

From Monday to Thursday night, the 22:52 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service will terminate at Chester. A replacement bus will run between Chester and Holyhead.

From Tuesday to Friday morning, the 04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe service will start from Chester. A replacement bus will run from Rhyl to Chester.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

From Birmingham New Street to Holyhead and from Llandudno Junction to Crewe


Revised late night service between Welshpool and Aberystwyth from Monday 5 to Thursday 8 February

Start:
05/02/2018 00:00:00
End
08/02/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Welshpool and Aberystwyth, closing all lines from 21:50 each night.

The 20:04 Birmingham International to Aberystwyth service will terminate at Newton. A replacement bus will run from Newtown to Aberystwyth.

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

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

Between Birmingham International / Machynlleth and Aberystwyth


Revised service in the Manchester Piccadilly area from Monday 5 to Friday 9 February

Start:
05/02/2018 00:00:00
End
09/02/2018 23:59:00

Work on the overhead power cables is taking place between Wilmslow and Manchester Piccadilly, closing all lines after 23:40 each night.

Monday to Friday:

Advice for Arriva Trains Wales customers:

The 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly service terminates at Chester. Replacement buses will run between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service is diverted via Crewe. Passengers for Chester should change at Warrington Bank Quay for replacement buses to Chester.

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

The 03:34 Chester to Manchester Airport service will depart earlier at 03:12.

Tuesday to Thursday:

Advice for Northern customers:

Trains between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly will divert, not calling at stations between Wilmslow and Manchester Piccadilly. A replacement bus will run between Wilmslow and Manchester Piccadilly. 

The 22:47 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly will be diverted between Chinley and Manchester Piccadilly, not calling at Stockport. A replacement bus will run from Chinley to Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

Advice for Virgin Trains customers:

The 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service will be diverted between Stafford and Manchester Piccadilly. A replacement bus will run between Stafford and Stockport.

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with Arriva Trains Wales, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel

If you are travelling with Northern and Virgin Trains, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Birmingham International / Chester and Manchester Piccadilly

Northern between Crewe / Macclesfield / Sheffield and Manchester Piccadilly

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly


Buses replace trains between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 February

Start:
10/02/2018 00:00:00
End
11/02/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly. As a result, all lines will be closed.

Replacement buses will run between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly all day on Saturday and Sunday.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

Between Bangor / Llandudno / Chester / Shrewsbury and Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Airport


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Barry until 12:25 on Sunday 11 February

Start:
11/02/2018 00:00:00
End
11/02/2018 13:00:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Barry until 12:25 on Sunday, closing all lines.

As a result, buses replace trains on this route until 12:25 on Sunday, after which a normal Sunday service will resume.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

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


Buses replace trains between Chester and Llandudno Junction on Sunday 11 February

Start:
11/02/2018 00:00:00
End
11/02/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place all day Sunday between Chester and Llandudno Junction. As a result, all lines will be closed.

Buses will replace trains between Chester and Llandudno Junction. Amended train services will run between Llandudno Junction and Holyhead.

Virgin Trains customers will be able to use their tickets with Arriva Trains Wales between Chester and Holyhead at no extra cost.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

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

Virgin Trains between London Euston / Crewe and Holyhead


Buses replace trains between Newport and Gloucester / Cheltenham Spa from Monday 12 to Thursday 15 February

Start:
12/02/2018 00:00:00
End
15/02/2018 23:59:00

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

As a result, the 2215 Maesteg to Gloucester service will terminate at Newport. A replacement bus will run between Newport and Gloucester.

The 2300 Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central service will not run, and will be replaced by a bus. This will call at all stations between Cheltenham Spa and Cardiff Central.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

between Maesteg / Cardiff Central and Gloucester / Cheltenham Spa


Amended late night / early morning trains between Chester and Holyhead from Monday 12 to Friday 16 February

Start:
12/02/2018 00:00:00
End
16/02/2018 06:00:00

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

Monday - Thursday

As a result, the 22.52 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead will terminate at Chester. A replacement 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 will run from Rhyl to Chester.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

Between Birmingham New Street / Crewe and Llandudno / Holyhead


Buses replace trains between Newtown and Aberystwyth from Monday 12 to Thursday 15 February

Start:
12/02/2018 00:00:00
End
15/02/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Welshpool and Machynlleth every evening from Monday 12 to Thursday 15 February.

As a result, the 20.04 Birmingham International to Aberystwyth service will terminate at Newtown. Buses will run from Newtown to Aberystwyth.

The 23.40 Aberystwyth to Machynlleth service will not run, and will be replaced as a bus service.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

Between Birmingham International and Aberystwyth


Buses replace trains between Shrewsbury and Machynlleth on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 February

Start:
17/02/2018 00:00:00
End
18/02/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Shrewsbury and Machynlleth on Saturday and Sunday, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Shrewsbury and Machynlleth, and will connect with trains towards Aberystwyth / Pwllheli and Birmingham International.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

Between Pwllheli / Barmouth / Aberystwyth / Machynlleth and Shrewsbury / Birmingham International


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Newport on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 February

Start:
17/02/2018 00:00:00
End
18/02/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Newport on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 February, closing all lines.

Arriva Trains Wales:

Replacement buses will run between Cardiff Central and Newport.

Services to / from Ebbw Vale, Gloucester, Holyhead and Manchester Piccadilly will start from Newport.

Services to / from Bridgend, Swansea, Carmarthen, Pembroke Dock, Milford Haven and Fishguard Harbour will start from Cardiff Central.

CrossCountry:

Replacement buses will run between Cardiff Central and Newport.

Great Western Railway:

Replacement buses will run between Cardiff Central and Newport.

Services between Cardiff Central and Bridgend / Swansea / Carmarthen will run to an amended timetable.

The 08:27 London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa will depart at 08:30 and will make an extra stop at Didcot Parkway.

The 08:37 London Paddington to Swansea (terminating at Newport) will depart at 08:27, and will not call at Didcot Parkway.

The 19:00 London Paddington to Swansea and the 15:24 Swansea to London Paddington services will not run.

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with Arriva Trains Wales or CrossCountry, you can plan your journey using 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

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 Ebbw Vale Town / Newport / Gloucester Manchester Piccadilly /

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

Great Western Railway between Carmarthen / Swansea / Cardiff Central and Newport / Bristol Parkway / Reading / London Paddington


Amended overnight midweek service between Newport and Gloucester from Monday 19 until Thursday 22 February

Start:
19/02/2018 00:00:00
End
22/02/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Newport and Gloucester each night, closing the line.

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

The 23:00 Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central service will not run. A bus will be provided throughout.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

Maesteg to Gloucester

Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central


Amended overnight midweek service between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd each night from 23:30 Monday 19 until Thursday 22 February

Start:
19/02/2018 00:00:00
End
22/02/2018 23:59:00

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

Monday to Thursday:

The 21:42 Bridgend to Aberdare service terminates at Cardiff Central. Customers should use the 22:46 Cardiff Central to Treherbert service as far as Pontypridd. A bus will be provided between Pontypridd and Aberdare.

The 21:56 Barry Island to Merthyr Tydfil service will terminate at Pontypridd. A bus will be provided between Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil.

The 22:45 Barry Island to Pontypridd service terminate at Radyr. A bus will be provided between Radyr and Pontypridd.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

Bridgend and Aberdare

Barry Island and Pontypridd / Merthyr Tydfil


Amended overnight midweek service between Crewe and Chester from Monday 19 until Thursday 22 February

Start:
19/02/2018 00:00:00
End
23/02/2018 06:00:00

Engineering work is taking place between Crewe and Chester, closing the line each night.

Monday to Thursday

The 21:17 Cardiff Central to Chester service will terminate at Crewe. A bus will be provided between Crewe and Chester. Through customers for Chester should change at Shrewsbury.

The 22:55 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service will terminate at Crewe. Customers for Holyhead should connect with a bus which departs at 23:35 for Chester. A train will then depart Chester for Holyhead.

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

Tuesday to Friday

The 04:22 Chester to Birmingham New Street service will be replaced by a bus between Chester and Crewe. The bus will depart at the earlier time 03:50 to maintain the connection at Crewe.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

Cardiff Central / Crewe to Chester

Birmingham New Street to Holyhead

Chester to Birmingham New Street


Buses replace trains between Newtown and Aberystwyth between Monday 19 and Saturday 24 February

Start:
19/02/2018 00:00:00
End
24/02/2018 23:59:00

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

The 20:04 Birmingham International to Aberystwyth service terminates at Newtown. A replacement bus will run from Newtown to Aberystwyth, calling at all stations.

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

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

Between Birmingham International and Machynlleth / Aberystwyth


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Newport on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February

Start:
24/02/2018 00:00:00
End
25/02/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Newport, closing all lines from 22:00 on Saturday and all day on Sunday. 

Arriva Trains Wales:

Trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town will start and terminate at Pye Corner. Buses will run between Pye Corner and Cardiff Central.

Services between Cardiff Central and Gloucester, Cheltenham, Manchester and Holyhead will start from Newport. Replacement buses will run between Cardiff Central and Newport.

CrossCountry:

Services will start / terminate at Newport rather than Cardiff Central. Replacement buses will run between Cardiff Central and Newport.

Great Western Railway:

Replacement buses will run between Cardiff Central and Newport. Some services will be cancelled throughout, and will not be replaced by buses. Some services will start from Bristol Temple Meads or Westbury instead of Cardiff Central. 

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 Fishguard Harbour / Milford Haven / Carmarthen / Swansea / Maesteg / Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town / Cheltenham Spa / Gloucester / Shrewsbury / Crewe / Llandudno / Holyhead / Manchester Piccadilly

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

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


Buses replace trains between Cardiff and Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil on Sunday 25 February

Start:
25/02/2018 00:00:00
End
25/02/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff and Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil, closing all lines until 13:00 on Sunday. Lines between Cardiff Central and Treherbert will be closed all day on Sunday.

Replacement buses will run all day between Cardiff Central and Treherbert, and until 13:00 between Cardiff Central and Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

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


Buses replace trains between Stockport and Crewe each night between 22:50 and 04:20 Monday 26 February to Friday 2 March

Start:
26/02/2018 00:00:00
End
02/03/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Crewe and Cheadle Hulme each night between 22:50 and 04:20 between Monday and Friday, ending at 04:20 on Friday morning.

Arriva Trains Wales:

The 20:17 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly service will terminate at Crewe. A replacement bus will run between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly. The 22:35 Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury service will be diverted via Stoke-on-Trent. A replacement bus will run between Stockport and Crewe, calling at Wilmslow. Customers should note that there is no connection for Shrewsbury with this replacement bus service.

Northern:

Monday to Thursday:

The 22:04 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will terminate at Wilmslow. A replacement bus will run between Wilmslow and Crewe.

The 23:04 Manchester Piccadilly to Alderley Edge service will terminate at Stockport. A replacement bus will run between Stockport and Alderley Edge.

The 23:13 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will start from Stockport. A replacement bus will run between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will terminate at Stockport. A replacement bus will run between Stockport and Crewe.

Thursday to Friday:

The 00:44 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly and Shrewsbury / Cardiff Central

Northern between Manchester Piccadilly and Alderley Edge / Crewe


Buses replace evening train services between Llandudno Junction and Holyhead between Monday 26 and Thursday 1 March

Start:
26/02/2018 00:00:00
End
01/03/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Llandudno Junction and Holyhead each evening between Monday and Thursday, closing all lines.

Trains will terminate or start from Llandudno Junction instead of Holyhead. Replacement buses will run between Llandudno Junction and Holyhead.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

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


Amended late night / early morning Arriva Trains Wales services in the Swansea area from Monday 26 February until 06:00 on Friday 2 March

Start:
26/02/2018 00:00:00
End
02/03/2018 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 from Monday 26 February until 06:00 on Friday 2 March.

Monday to Thursday:

The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen service will divert and will not call at stations between Port Talbot Parkway and Carmarthen. A replacement bus will run between the stations instead.

The 22:14 Fishguard Harbour to Swansea service will terminate at Llanelli where a replacement bus will then run to Swansea.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 03:05 Carmarthen to Swansea service is cancelled. A replacement bus will run in its place.

The 05:45 Swansea to Pembroke Dock will start at Llanelli. A replacement bus will run between Swansea and Llanelli.

The 06:04 Swansea to Crewe will also start at Llanelli. You should use the earlier bus at 05:50 to connect with this service.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales through Swansea


Amended services between Welshpool and Machynlleth from 21:50 each night from Monday 26 February to Thursday 1 March

Start:
26/02/2018 00:00:00
End
01/03/2018 23:59:00

Track work is taking place between Welshpool and Machynlleth, closing some lines.

From 21:50 each night, Monday to Thursday, the following services will be amended:

  • The 20:04 Birmingham International to Aberystwyth service will terminate at Newtown. A bus will run between Newton and Aberystwyth, calling at all stations
  • The 23:40 Aberystwyth to Machynlleth service will be cancelled and will be replaced by a bus

 

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Routes Affected:

Between Birmingham International / Machynlleth and Aberystwyth


Buses replace trains between Bridgend and Swansea on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March

Start:
03/03/2018 00:00:00
End
04/03/2018 23:59:00

Essential resignalling work is taking place between Bridgend and Swansea, closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Bridgend and Swansea, extending journey times by up to 30 minutes.

Additionally, a reduced Great Western Railway service will run between Cardiff Central and Bridgend. On Sunday, a special service will also run between Swansea and Carmarthen.

It may be necessary to leave earlier than usual in order to maintain travel connections.

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with Arriva Trains Wales, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner to plan your journey.

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

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

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Swansea


Amended late evening service between Shrewsbury and Crewe on Sunday 4 March

Start:
04/03/2018 00:00:00
End
05/03/2018 03:00:00

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

After approximately 21:00, trains will not run between Shrewsbury and Crewe.

Trains from Cardiff Central will be diverted via Wrexham. Road transport will run between Shrewsbury and Crewe.

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

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

Trains between Cardiff Central / Birmingham International and Chester; and also between Chester and Shrewsbury


Amended service between Rhymney and Cardiff Central until 12:05 on Sunday 4 March

Start:
04/03/2018 00:00:00
End
04/03/2018 13:00:00

Engineering work is taking place between Rhymney and Cardiff Central, closing the Rhymney Valley Line.

Until approximately 12:05, buses will run in place of cancelled trains between Rhymney and Cardiff Central. Journey times will be extended by up to 60 minutes.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

Trains between Rhymney and Cardiff Central / Penarth / Barry Island


Amended late night Arriva Trains Wales services each night from Monday 5 to Thursday 8 March

Start:
05/03/2018 00:00:00
End
09/03/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Welshpool and Machynlleth and also between Shrewsbury and Crewe, closing various lines. The following trains will be amended:

Monday - Thursday

The 20:04 Birmingham International to Aberystwyth service terminates at Newtown. A replacement bus will run from Newtown to Aberystwyth, calling at all booked stations.

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

The 21:55 (Monday - Thursday) Cardiff Central to Crewe service is diverted, not calling at stations between Shrewsbury and Crewe. A bus will run (each morning Tuesday - Friday) from Shrewsbury to Crewe, calling at all stations via Nantwich.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

Between Birmingham International and Machynlleth / Aberystwyth and also between Cardiff Central and Crewe


Buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street and Shrewsbury until 11:00 on Sunday 11 March

Start:
11/03/2018 00:00:00
End
11/03/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place until 11:00, closing all lines.

The 08:10 and 09:09 Shrewsbury to Birmingham International train services will be replaced by bus services.

The 09:51 Birmingham International to Aberystwyth and the 10:48 Birmingham International to Chester services will both start from Shrewsbury. Replacement buses will run between Birmingham New Street and Shrewsbury.

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 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:

between Birmingham International and Shrewsbury/Aberystwyth/Chester


Amended services in the Warrington Bank Quay area after 22:00 on Saturday 17 March

Start:
17/03/2018 00:00:00
End
17/03/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work will take place in the Warrington Bank Quay area, closing all lines.

Trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester will be diverted via Northwich, and will not call at stations between Manchester Oxford Road and Helsby. Replacement buses will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester, 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 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.

Location Map:

For further location information on any railway station, please use this zoomable map

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town until 13:50 on Sunday 18 March

Start:
18/03/2018 00:00:00
End
18/03/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town, closing lines until 13:55.

Replacement buses will run between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town. The first trains to run will be the 13:53 Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale Town, and the 15:01 Ebbw Vale Town to Cardiff Central.

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.

Location Map:

For further location information on any railway station, please use this zoomable map

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 between Chester and Llandudno Junction on Sunday 18 March

Start:
18/03/2018 00:00:00
End
18/03/2018 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 typing in your station here.

Location Map:

For further location information on any railway station, please use this zoomable map

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 Chester and Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 19 to Friday 23 March

Start:
19/03/2018 00:00:00
End
23/03/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester and Chester each night from 23:25 on Monday until 05:35 on Friday morning.

The 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly service will terminate at Chester. A replacement bus will run between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester will be diverted to run via Crewe. A replacement bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly and Chester.

The 00:32 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will not run, a replacement bus will run calling at all stations.

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

The 05:33 Manchester Airport to Llandudno Junction service will start from 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 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.

Location Map:

For further location information on any railway station, please use this zoomable map

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

between Birmingham International / Llandudno Junction / Chester to Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Airport


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town after 20:30 from Monday 19 and Friday 23 March

Start:
19/03/2018 00:00:00
End
23/03/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town each night between 21:30 on Monday and 05:40 on Friday.

The 20:34, 21:34 and 23:05 Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale Town services will be replaced by buses, as well as the 21:37 and 22:37 Ebbw Vale Town to Cardiff Central services.

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.

Location Map:

For further location information on any railway station, please use this zoomable map

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 between Chester and Rhyl / Holyhead 23:45 and 05:15 from Monday 19 to Friday 23 March

Start:
19/03/2018 00:00:00
End
23/03/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Holyhead and Chester each night, starting at 23:50 on Monday, and finishing at 05:15 on Friday.

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 Junction to Crewe service will start from Chester at 05:37. A replacement bus service will run between Rhyl and Chester 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 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.

Location Map:

For further location information on any railway station, please use this zoomable map

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

between Birmingham New Street / Crewe and Llandudno Junction / Holyhead


Buses replace trains between Chester and Llandudno Junction on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March

Start:
24/03/2018 00:00:00
End
25/03/2018 23:59:00

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

Buses will replace trains between Chester and Llandudno Junction, operated by Arriva Trains Wales. 

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

Location Map:

For further location information on any railway station, please use this zoomable map

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 and also between Manchester Airport and Llandudno

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Holyhead


Buses replace trains between Gloucester and Chepstow on Saturday 24 and until 20:00 Sunday 25 March

Start:
24/03/2018 00:00:00
End
25/03/2018 23:59:00

Vegetation control is being carried out between Gloucester and Lydney closing the line. 

Buses replace trains between Gloucester and Chepstow

CrossCountry replacement buses will run between Gloucester and Newport.

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.

Location Map:

For further location information on any railway station, please use this zoomable map

Routes Affected:

Arriva trains Wales between Cheltenham Spa and Cardiff Central

CrossCountry between Nottingham and Cardiff Central


Amended late evening service between Shrewsbury and Crewe on Sunday 25 March

Start:
25/03/2018 00:00:00
End
25/03/2018 23:59:00

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

After approximately 22:00, trains will not run between Shrewsbury and Crewe.

Trains will be diverted via Wrexham. Road transport will run 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 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.

Location Map:

For further location information on any railway station, please use this zoomable map

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

Trains between Cardiff Central / Birmingham International and Chester; and also between Chester and Shrewsbury


No trains between Cardiff Central and Bridgend / Penarth / Barry Island via Grangetown until 12:25 Sunday 25 March

Start:
25/03/2018 00:00:00
End
25/03/2018 13:00:00

Until 12:25, engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island and Bridgend via Grange Town closing all lines.

Replacement buses will run between Cardiff Central and Barry Island / Bridgend.

Customers travelling between Cardiff Central and Penarth should use Cardiff Buses on route 92 or 94 which start / terminate at Wood Street.

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.

Location Map:

For further location information on any railway station, please use this zoomable map

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

Between Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil and Barry Island, between Ystrad Mynach and Penarth and between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Grangetown.


Buses replace trains between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth after 21:45 from Monday 26 to Friday 30 March

Start:
26/03/2018 00:00:00
End
30/03/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place overnight, closing all lines.

The 20:04 Birmingham International to Aberystwyth service terminates at Machynlleth. A replacement bus will run between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth.

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

between Birmingham International / Machynlleth and Aberystwyth


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd until 12:30 on Sunday 8 April

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

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd, closing the line until 12:30.

Buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and pontypridd, connecting into trains services to / from Treherbert, Aberdare, and 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 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.

Routes Affected:

Between Bridgend and Aberdare and

between Cardiff Central and Merthyr Tydfil / Radyr and

between Barry Island and Pontypridd / Treherbert


Buses replace trains between Port Talbot Parkway and Swansea on Sunday 8 April

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

Engineering work is taking place between Port Talbot Parkway and Swansea, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Port Talbot Parkway and Swansea.

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 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 Port Talbot Parkway and Swansea

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Swansea / Carmarthen

 


Buses replace trains between Chester and Llandudno Junction on Sunday 8 April

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

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

Buses will replace trains between Chester and Llandudno Junction, operated by Arriva Trains Wales. 

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

Location Map:

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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 and also between Manchester Airport and Llandudno

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Holyhead


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services between Monday 9 and Thursday 12 April

Start:
09/04/2018 00:00:00
End
12/04/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place each night after 22:50 causing trains to be diverted via Stoke.

The 20:17 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly terminates at Crewe. Customers can continue forward on replacement road transport calling at Wilmslow, Stockport and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 22:35 Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury is diverted. Customers should travel on the replacement road transport service from Stockport, calling at Wilmslow, and Crewe. There is no connection to Shrewsbury out of the replacement 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 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:

20:17 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly

22:35 Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury


Buses replace late night trains between Rhyl and Holyhead from Monday 9 to Friday 13 April

Start:
09/04/2018 00:00:00
End
13/04/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Llandudno Junction and Holyhead between 23:00 and 04:45 each night, closing various lines.

The 19:34 Cardiff Central to Holyhead service terminates at Rhyl, a replacement bus will operate from Rhyl. The 21:36 Crewe to Holyhead terminates at Rhyl. A replacement bus service will be in operation between Rhyl and Holyhead. The 22:52 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead terminates at Rhyl . A replacement bus service will be in operation between Rhyl and Holyhead. The 04:38 Llandudno to Crewe train service starts from Rhyl at 04:37. An 04:25 replacement bus service will be in operation between Holyhead and Llandudno Jn.

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:

Between Birmingham New Street / Cardiff Central / Crewe and Llandudno Junction / Holyhead


Amended 21:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Bridgend service from Monday 9 to Friday 13 April

Start:
09/04/2018 00:00:00
End
13/04/2018 23:59:00

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

The 21:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Bridgend service terminates at Barry with a replacement bus service 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 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:

Between Merthyr Tydfil and Bridgend


Amended service between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd each night from Monday 9 to Thursday 12 April

Start:
09/04/2018 00:00:00
End
12/04/2018 23:59:00

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

21:42 Bridgend to Aberdare service terminates at Cardiff Central. Customers should use the 22:46 Treherbert service for Pontypridd and change for a replacement bus to Aberdare.

22:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff Central service terminates at Pontypridd. A replacement bus will run to Cardiff Central.

22:45 Barry Island to Pontypridd service terminates at Cardiff Central. A replacement bus will run between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd.

22:55 Cardiff Central to Radyr service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

23:14 Radyr to Barry Island will terminate at Cardiff Queen Street. A replacement bus will also run 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 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:

Between Bridgend and Aberdare and

between Cardiff Central and Merthyr Tydfil / Radyr and

between Barry Island and Pontypridd