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 Cardiff Central and Bristol Parkway / Bristol Temple Meads from Saturday 20 to Monday 22 April

Start date
20/04/2019  00:00
End date
22/04/2019 
Route affected
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Between Carmarthen / Swansea / Cardiff Central and London Paddington

Between Cardiff Central and Bristol Temple Meads / Taunton / Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton

 
TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place throughout the Bank Holiday weekend between Cardiff Central and Newport, between Newport and Bristol Parkway and between Newport and Filton Abbey Wood, closing various lines.

Carmarthen / Swansea / Cardiff Central - London Paddington

Because of the engineering work, no trains will be able to run between Newport and Bristol Parkway. The following service will operate between South Wales and London:

  • Trains will be available between Carmarthen, Swansea, Cardiff Central and Newport (calling at the usual interim stations).
  • Buses will replace trains between Newport and Bristol Parkway, taking approximately 45 minutes.
  • Trains will run between Bristol Parkway and London Paddington (on Sunday these trains will be extended to also run between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway).

 

 

Cardiff Central - Bristol Temple Meads / Taunton / Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton

Cardiff Central - Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton: Most  services will be partially diverted to run between Bristol Parkway and Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton instead. Trains will run on their normal route between Filton Abbey Wood and Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton.

Cardiff Central - Taunton services will only run between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton.

Cardiff Central - Bristol Temple Meads services will either be cancelled, or will be diverted to run between Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads.

To help you complete your journey to and from Cardiff Central:

  • Trains will be available between Cardiff Central and Newport.
  • Buses will run non-stop between Newport and Bristol Parkway, taking approximately 45 minutes. Please use these bus connections if you are making longer distance journeys.
  • Buses will run between Newport and Bristol Parkway, calling at Severn Tunnel Junction and Patchway.
  • Buses will run between Bristol Parkway and Pilning, taking approximately 23 minutes.

 

 

Please check your journey before you travel, especially if you plan to travel at the start or end of the day as there may be additional changes to the above planned service.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages