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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

    February 2018 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)


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:

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 / 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


Buses replace trains between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 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, and will not call at stations between Manchester Oxford Road and Chester. Replacement buses will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester, calling at all booked stations except Manchester Oxford Road.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by 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 Manchester Piccadilly and Chester


Buses replace trains between Birmingham International and Shrewsbury until 11:00 on Sunday 18 March

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

Engineering work is taking place between Birmingham New Street Shrewsbury until 10:20, closing various 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 checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

Between Birmingham International and Shrewsbury/Aberystwyth/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


Buses replace trains between Birmingham International and Shrewsbury until 11:00 on Sunday 25 March

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

Engineering work is taking place between Birmingham New Street Shrewsbury until 10:20, closing various 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 checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

Between Birmingham International and Shrewsbury/Aberystwyth/Chester


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.


Amended overnight Arriva Trains Wales service 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 between Shrewsbury and Chester after 22:20 each night, closing some lines.

The 22:09 Wrexham to Bidston and the 22:56 Bidston to Wrexham will not run. A replacement bus service will be in operation.

The 22:28 Chester to Wolverhampton starts from Shrewsbury at 23:28.  A replacement bus service will be in operation between Chester and Wolverhampton calling at all stations, stations between Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton will be set down only.

A 22:30 Shrewsbury to Manchester Piccadilly bus service will call all stations to Manchester, stops between Chester and Manchester will be set down only.

The 23:37 Shrewsbury to Chester will not run. A replacement bus service will be in operation between Shrewsbury and Chester.  

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

Between Wrexham and Bidston and

Between Wolverhampton and Chester / Manchester Piccadilly


Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Chester and Rhyl / Holyhead 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 between Chester and Holyhead each night, closing some lines.

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 checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

between Birmingham New Street / Crewe and Llandudno Junction / Holyhead


Amended 22:15 Maesteg to Gloucester service 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 each night in the Newport area, closing various lines.

The 22:15 Maesteg to Gloucester train will terminate at Newport. A replacement bus service will operate 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:

Between Maesteg and Gloucester


Amended overnight Arriva Trains Wales services through Cardiff Central between Monday 26 and Friday 30 March

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

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Cardiff Central and Barry Island / Penarth and Bridgend via the Vale of Glamorgan, closing various lines.

  • The 21:54 Aberdare to Penarth terminates at Cardiff Central, a replacement bus service Cardiff to Penarth.
  • The 22:42 Bridgend to Cardiff Central diverted via Pontyclun. A replacement bus service between Bridgend and Cardiff Central.
  • The 23:14 Radyr to Barry Island terminates at Cardiff Central. A replacement bus service between Cardiff Central and Barry Island.
  • The 23:26 Penarth to Cardiff Central will not run. Passengers forward to Cardiff Central on a replacement bus service.
  • The 05:16 Barry Island to Caerphilly starts at Cardiff Central. A replacement bus service will be in operation between Barry Island and Cardiff Central departing EARLIER at 0500.  

 

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

Various routes through Cardiff Central


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 until 10:50 between Birmingham International and Shrewsbury on Sunday 1 April

Start:
01/04/2018 00:00:00
End
01/04/2018 23:59:00

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

As a result, the 08:10 and 09:09 Shrewsbury to Birmingham International services will be replaced by a bus throughout.

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

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 Birmingham International and Shrewsbury / Chester / 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

Between Cardiff Central and Merthyr Tydfil / Radyr

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:

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


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


Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Ystrad Mynach / Radyr until 12:30 on Sunday 15 April

Start:
15/04/2018 00:00:00
End
15/04/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Ystrad Mynach / Radyr, closing all lines until 12:30.

Replacement buses will run between Cardiff Central and Rhymney, and also between Cardiff Central and Radyr.

Ticket acceptance:

Ticket acceptance will be in place with Cardiff Bus for customers travelling between Cardiff Central and Cardiff Bay.

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 Cardiff Bay / Cardiff Central and Ystrad Mynach / Rhymney / Radyr


Buses replace trains between Swansea and Port Talbot Parkway on Sunday 15 April

Start:
15/04/2018 00:00:00
End
15/04/2018 23:59:00

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

Arriva Trains Wales:

No trains will run between Swansea and Port Talbot Parkway. Replacement bus services will run between these stations, connecting with train services.

Great Western Railway:

Most services to / from London Paddington will be amended to terminate at Port Talbot Parkway.

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

The 08:07 Swansea to London Paddington service will start from Cardiff Central. Replacement buses will run between Swansea and Cardiff Central, calling at all booked stations.

Check before you travel:

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

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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 Carmarthen / Milford Haven and Cardiff Central / Newport / Hereford / Manchester Piccadilly

Great Western Railway between Carmarthen / Swansea and London Paddington


Buses replace trains between Chester and Bangor on Sunday 15 April

Start:
15/04/2018 00:00:00
End
15/04/2018 23:59:00

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

Arriva Trains Wales:

Replacement buses will run between Chester and Bangor. An amended train service will be in operation between Bangor and Holyhead.

Virgin Trains:

Services to / from Holyhead will terminate / start at Chester. Customers travelling to Holyhead can use Arriva Trains Wales replacement buses to Bangor, and train services between Bangor and Holyhead.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Cardiff Central / Birmingham International / Birmingham New Street / Crewe and Holyhead

Virgin Trains between London Euston / Crewe and Holyhead


Buses replace trains between Newport and Hereford after 23:00 on Sunday 15 April

Start:
15/04/2018 00:00:00
End
15/04/2018 23:59:00

Overnight engineering work is closing all lines from 23:00 onwards on Sunday.

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

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

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by 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 Carmarthen / Cardiff Central and Hereford / Manchester Piccadilly


Amended Arriva Trains Wales services in the Cardiff area from 23:05 each evening between Monday 16 and Friday 20 April

Start:
16/04/2018 00:00:00
End
20/04/2018 23:59:00

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

The 22:20 Penarth to Rhymney will terminate at Cardiff Central. A bus service will run from Cardiff to Rhymney.

The 22:50 Penarth to Ystrad Mynach will terminate at Cardiff Central. A bus service will run from Cardiff to Ystrad Mynach.

All services between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay will be replaced by a bus service.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by 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:

Trains between Penarth and Rhymney / Ystrad Mynach, Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay


Revised late night / early morning Arriva Trains Wales services in the Swansea area from Monday 16 until Friday 20 April

Start:
16/04/2018 00:00:00
End
20/04/2018 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.

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

The 03:05 Carmarthen to Swansea service will start at 04:13. A replacement bus service will leave Carmarthen at 03:05.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

Between Manchester Piccadilly and Carmarthen, Carmarthen and Swansea


Amended late night / early morning trains between Chester and Holyhead from Monday 16 to Friday 20 April

Start:
16/04/2018 00:00:00
End
20/04/2018 23:59:00

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

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

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:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

Between Birmingham New Street / Crewe and Llandudno / Holyhead


Revised 21:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea services between Monday 16 and Thursday 19 April

Start:
16/04/2018 00:00:00
End
19/04/2018 23:59:00

Engineering work is taking place between Neath and Swansea, closing some lines overnight.

The 21:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea services will terminate at Neath. A replacement bus services will run between Neath and Swansea.

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 Neath and Swansea


Buses replace trains between Swansea and Port Talbot Parkway on Sunday 22 April

Start:
22/04/2018 00:00:00
End
22/04/2018 23:59:00

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

Trains will be replaced by buses between Swansea and Port Talbot Parkway, with the following exceptions:

The 08:07 Swansea to London Paddington service will start from Cardiff Central. Replacement buses will run from Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot Parkway and Bridgend to Cardiff Central to connect with this train.

The 15:24 Swansea to London Paddington service will not run.

The 1900 London Paddington to Swansea service will not run.

The 21:37 London Paddington to Swansea service will run 7 minutes later than usual throughout, and will terminate at Port Talbot Parkway.

Check before you travel:

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

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

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

Great Western Railway between Carmarthen / Swansea and London Paddington


Buses replace late night trains between Newport and Hereford on Sunday 22 April

Start:
22/04/2018 00:00:00
End
22/04/2018 23:59:00

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

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

The 21:15 Carmarthen to Hereford service (starting at Port Talbot Parkway at 22:28) 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 Carmarthen / Cardiff Central and Hereford / Manchester Piccadilly


Buses replace trains between Chester and Bangor on Sunday 22 April

Start:
22/04/2018 00:00:00
End
22/04/2018 23:59:00

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

Arriva Trains Wales:

Replacement buses will run between Chester and Bangor. An amended train service will run between Bangor and Holyhead.

Virgin Trains:

Train services will start from / terminate at Chester. Customers travelling between Chester and Holyhead can use their tickets on Arriva Trains Wales services between Chester and Holyhead.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

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

Virgin Trains between London Euston / Crewe and Holyhead


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

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

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

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

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

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

Arrive Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly and Carmarthen

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Swansea


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

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

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

Monday - Thursday

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

Tuesday - Friday

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

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

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

Between Birmingham New Street and Holyhead; between Crewe and Llandudno and between Llandudno and Llandudno Junction


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

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

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

The 2104 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will terminate at Warrington Bank Quay. A replacement bus service will run from Warrington Bank Quay to Manchester Piccadilly.

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

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

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


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

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

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

Buses will replace trains between Cheltenham Spa.

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

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

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

Check before you travel:

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

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner for Arriva Trains Wales and Great Western Railway, 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 Cheltenham Spa and Maesteg

CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly and  Cardiff Central / Paignton / Plymouth

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


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

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

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

Buses will replace trains between Port Talbot Parkway and Swansea.

Check before you travel:

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

These changes for First Great Western Railway 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 Milford Haven / Fishguard harbour

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Swansea


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

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

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

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

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

Check before you travel:

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

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

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


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

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

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

Monday to Friday

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

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

Tuesday to Friday

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

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

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

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

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes


Amended trains between Cardiff Central and Newport on Saturday 5 May

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

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

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

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

Check before you travel:

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

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

Arriva Trains Wales between Cardiff Central and Cheltenham Spa

Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton


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

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

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

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

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

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


Amended services between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester on Sunday 6 May

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

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

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

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

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester


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

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

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

The 21:24 Aberdare to Penarth service will terminate at Cardiff Central. A replacement bus will run between Cardiff and Penarth.

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

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

The 23:26 Penarth to Cardiff Central service will not run. A replacement bus service will run instead.

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

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

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


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

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

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

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

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

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

between Birmingham New Street / Crewe and Llandudno / Holyhead


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

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

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

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

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

between Maesteg and Gloucester


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

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

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

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

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

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

From Cardiff Central to Crewe 


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

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

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

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

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

between Cardiff Central and Teherbert / Merthyr Tydfil / Merthyr Tydfil


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

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

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

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

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

Check before you travel:

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:

betwen Swansea and Carmarthen


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

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

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

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

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

Check before you travel:

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 / Birmingham International / Crewe and Holyhead

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Holyhead


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

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

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

Monday to Thursday:

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

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

Tuesday to Friday:

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

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

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

Check before you travel:

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


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

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

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

As a result, the following alterations will apply:

Monday to Thursday:

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

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

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

Tuesday to Friday:

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

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Routes Affected:

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