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 Bristol Parkway and Newport on Saturday 30 June and Sunday 1 July

Start date
30/06/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Cardiff Central and Bristol Temple Meads / Manchester Piccadilly

Great Western Railway between London Paddington / Brighton / Portsmouth Harbour / Frome and Cardiff Central / Swansea / Carmarthen

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Bristol Parkway and Newport, closing some lines.


The 07:00 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly and 17:05 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central services will start / terminate at Bristol Temple Meads. The 05:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central will not run.

Replacement buses for these services will run between Bristol Parkway and Newport.

Great Western Railway

Replacement buses will run between Bristol Parkway and Severn Tunnel Junction / Newport. Services running between London Paddington and Swansea will be diverted between Swindon and Newport, and will take longer than usual.

Services running between Bristol Temple Meads / Bristol Parkway and Newport / Cardiff Central will be amended, re-timed or cancelled.

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.