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 service between Bristol Temple Meads / Bristol Parkway and Cardiff Central from Monday 18 to Friday 22 June

Start date
18/06/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly / Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and South Wales

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Bristol Parkway and Severn Tunnel Junction, closing some lines.


The following trains will be affected from Monday until Friday:

  • The 05:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central service will not run. Replacement buses will run between Bristol Parkway and Newport for these services.
  • The 07:00 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly will be diverted to run between Manchester Piccadilly and Bristol Temple Meads.
  • 17:05 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central will be diverted to run between Manchester Piccadilly and Bristol Temple Meads.

Great Western Railway

All trains to and from Cardiff Central will be subject to alteration. Some services will be part replaced by road transport. 

Customers travelling between London Paddington and Bristol Parkway should travel via Bristol Temple Meads and connecting trains except during the evening peak from London Paddington and during the morning peak from Bristol Parkway when through services will be available

London Paddington - South Wales services:

Most trains between London Paddington and South Wales will operate to an hourly timetable.

Some trains between London Paddington and South Wales will be diverted via an alternative route and not call at Bristol Parkway. Passengers for Bristol Parkway should travel on trains which are not diverted and call at the station.

Road transport is operating between Bristol Parkway and Newport, connecting with the diverted trains.

Cardiff Central - Bristol Temple Meads / Weston-super-Mare / Taunton / Portsmouth Harbour

Most trains between Cardiff Central and Bristol Temple Meads / Portsmouth Harbour  / Taunton will start terminate at Bristol Parkway and not run to / from Cardiff Central. 

Trains between Bristol Parkway and Weston-super-Mare will start / terminate at Filton Abbey Wood and not run to and from Bristol Parkway.

Road transport will operate between:

  • Bristol Parkway and Newport
  • Severn Tunnel Junction - Patchway - Filton Abbey Wood

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with CrossCountry, 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


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.

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