Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 4 to Friday 8 December

Start date
04/12/2017  00:00
End date
Route affected

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes

TOC(s) affected
Arriva Trains Wales

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work at various locations on the Arriva Trains Wales network closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday

From 22:30 to 06:55 each day, buses will replace trains between Bangor and Holyhead.

The 20:17 Cardiff central to Manchester Piccadilly is replaced by a bus between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 22 :35 Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury is diverted and will not call at Wilmslow. A replacement bus will run between Stockport and Wilmslow. There is no forward connection between Wilmslow and Shrewsbury.

The 22:52 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead will terminate at Crewe. Customers should use alternative trains from Crewe to Bangor, then replace bus service to Holyhead to complete their journey.

Check before you travel:

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


Non folding bicycles 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.