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 Shrewsbury and Knighton / Hereford from 21:45 on Friday 5 to 05:00 Monday 8 October

Start date
05/10/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Arriva Trains Wales between Holyhead / Manchester Piccadilly / Crewe / Shrewsbury and Swansea / Cardiff Central / Maesteg / Carmarthen / Milford Haven / Fishguard Harbour

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Hereford

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Arriva Trains WalesGreat Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Shrewsbury and Hereford, and also between Shrewsbury and Knighton, closing all lines.

Arriva Trains Wales:


The 18:21 Swansea to Shrewsbury service will terminate at Knighton. A replacement bus will run from Knighton to Shrewsbury.

Saturday and Sunday:

Replacement buses will run between Shrewsbury and Knighton, and also between Shrewsbury and Hereford.


The 04:49 Shrewsbury to Llandrindod service will start from Knighton at 05:40, with a replacement bus running from Shrewsbury to Knighton.

Great Western Railway:


The 07:13 Hereford to London Paddington service will start from Great Malvern. Customers from Hereford, Ledbury and Colwall should use earlier or later services.

The 18:22 London Paddington to Hereford service will terminate at Worcester Shrub Hill for a rail connection to Hereford, calling at all stations.


The 08:37 and 14:37 London Paddington to Hereford services will be retimed between Ledbury and Hereford.

The 09:37 London Paddington to Great Malvern service will terminate at Worcester Shrub Hill.

The 12:37 London Paddington to Hereford will terminate at Great Malvern.

The 13:20 Great Malvern to London Paddington will start from Hereford at 12:28, calling at Ledbury, Colwall, Malvern Link, then as booked.

The 13:32 Hereford to London Paddington will start from Worcester Shrub Hill

The 16:34 Hereford to London Paddington service will start from Great Malvern.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey with Arriva Trains Wales using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

These changes for Great Western Railway 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.

Project Information:

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