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Buses replace trains between Bristol Parkway and Newport late night Saturday 18, until 12:45 on Sunday 19 May 

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Engineering work details

Starts 18 May 2024 to 19 May 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Between London Paddington and Swansea / Carmarthen and

between Portsmouth Harbour and Cardiff Central


Engineering work is taking place between Pilning and Severn Tunnel Junction until 14:25, closing all lines.

Late night Saturday

The following trains will be amended:

The 16:50 Penzance to Cardiff Central (terminating Bristol Parkway) will operate in 2 parts: 16:50 Penzance to Bristol Temple Meads and 21.28 Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol Parkway (calling additionally Lawrence Hill and Stapleton Road). Customers change at Bristol Temple Meads. Further rail connection Bristol Parkway-Newport-Cardiff Central.

20:23 Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff Central will terminate Bristol Temple Meads. Road transport from Bristol Temple Meads to Filton Abbey Wood, Patchway, setting down only at Severn Tunnel Junction, Newport and Cardiff Central.

The 21:59 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads will not run and will be replaced by road transport from Cardiff Central, picking up only at Newport and Severn Tunnel Junction, then calling Patchway before setting down only at Filton Abbey Wood and Bristol Temple Meads.

The 22:47 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads will not run and will be replaced by road transport, picking up only at Newport, then fast to Bristol Temple Meads.

On Sunday until 14:25

Trains between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour / Taunton will operate to an amended timetable. Replacement buses will be provided between Bristol Parkway and Newport.

Trains between London Paddington and Swansea / Carmarthen will depart earlier than normal and will divert between Swindon and Newport.

The trains will not call at Bristol Parkway.

Where no other London Paddington - Bristol Parkway service exists, Bristol Parkway customers should travel via Bristol Temple Meads and connecting services.

Road transport will operate between Bristol Parkway and Newport (fast) taking 45 minutes.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Please be advised that, on occasion, replacement vehicles may be busier than usual, and you should allow extra time for your journey.