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 Pontypridd after 23:00 each night from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September

Start date
24/09/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Between Bridgend, Barry, Cardiff and Radyr / Aberdare / Pontypridd

TOC(s) affected
Transport for Wales

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd, closing the lines. As a result, the following services will be amended:

The 21:42 Bridgend to Aberdare service terminates at Cardiff Central. An alternative train service will be available between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd. A bus service will be provided from Pontypridd to Aberdare.

The 22:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff Central service will be replaced by a bus between Pontypridd and Cardiff Central.

The 22:45 Barry Island to Pontypridd service will be replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd.

The 22:55 Cardiff Central to Radyr service will be replaced by a bus service.

The 23:14 Radyr to Barry Island service will start from Cardiff Queen Street. A bus will run from Radyr to 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 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.