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 Bridgend via Barry until 12:25 on Sunday 21 October

Start date
21/10/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Transport for Wales between Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil / Rhymney / Ystrad Mynach / Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend

Great Western Railway between Swansea and London Paddington

TOC(s) affected
Transport for WalesGreat Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Barry, closing all lines until 12:25.

Transport for Wales:

Replacement buses will run between Cardiff Central and Penarth, Cardiff Central and Barry Island, and Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Llantwit Major.

Great Western Railway:

The 08:00 Swansea to London Paddington service will start from Cardiff Central. Replacement buses will run from Swansea direct to Cardiff, and also from Neath, Port Talbot Parkway and Bridgend to Cardiff Central. These buses will run earlier than the usual train times.

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.