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.

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

Start date
17/02/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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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

TOC(s) affected
Arriva Trains WalesCrossCountryGreat Western Railway

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


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.

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

On Sunday, 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:

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


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.