Transport for Wales services during Christmas and New Year 2021/2022

Please find below a day-by-day summary of the services that Transport for Wales will be running over the Christmas and New Year Bank Holiday period.

This information is subject to change due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, please check before you travel.

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Thursday 23 December

 

Due to overnight engineering work between Cwmbran and Newport, the following changes apply:

  • 00:30 Cardiff Central to Hereford service will be diverted and will run later than normal
  • 04:35 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly service will depart Cardiff Central and Newport up to 15 minutes earlier than usual
  • 19:31 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central will be diverted and will run later than normal
  • 20:31 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central service will be diverted and will run later than normal
  • 23:09 Shrewsbury to Cardiff Central service will be diverted and will run later than normal.

 

Due to overnight engineering work between Rhyl and Llandudno Junction, until 04:45 and after 22:20 buses will replace trains between Rhyl and Holyhead. 

Late night engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Pontyclun. After 22:35, trains that usually run between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Pontyclun will be diverted, extending journey times. Replacement buses will run between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, calling at stations via Pontyclun.

Friday 24 December

 

Due to overnight engineering work between Cwmbran and Newport, the 00:30 Cardiff Central to Hereford service will be diverted and will run later than normal. Additionally, the 04:35 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly service will depart Cardiff Central and Newport up to 15 minutes earlier than usual.

Due to overnight engineering work between Rhyl and Llandudno Junction, until 04:45 buses will replace trains between Rhyl and Holyhead. 

Saturday 25 December

 

No service.

Sunday 26 December

 

No service.

Monday 27 December

 

Engineering work is taking place between Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil, and between Abercynon and Aberdare. Buses will replace trains between Pontypridd and Aberdare, and between Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil.

Due to engineering work between Prees and Crewe, buses will replace trains between Shrewsbury and Crewe.

Due to overnight engineering work between Chester and Manchester, the following trains will be replaced by buses:

  • 03:34 Chester to Manchester Airport
  • 05:33 Manchester Airport to Chester
  • 21:52 Chester to Manchester Airport
  • 23:33 Manchester Airport to Chester.

Tuesday 28 December

 

Engineering work is taking place between Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil, and between Abercynon and Aberdare. Buses will replace trains between Pontypridd and Aberdare, and between Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil.

Due to engineering work between Prees and Crewe, buses will replace trains between Shrewsbury and Crewe.

Due to overnight engineering work between Chester and Manchester, the following trains will be replaced by buses:

  • 03:34 Chester to Manchester Airport
  • 05:33 Manchester Airport to Chester
  • 21:52 Chester to Manchester Airport
  • 23:33 Manchester Airport to Chester.

Wednesday 29 December

 

Engineering work is taking place between Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil, and between Abercynon and Aberdare. Buses will replace trains between Pontypridd and Aberdare, and between Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil.

Due to overnight engineering work between Chester and Manchester, the following trains will be replaced by buses:

  • 03:34 Chester to Manchester Airport
  • 05:33 Manchester Airport to Chester
  • 21:52 Chester to Manchester Airport
  • 23:33 Manchester Airport to Chester.

Thursday 30 December

 

Engineering work is taking place between Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil, and between Abercynon and Aberdare. Buses will replace trains between Pontypridd and Aberdare, and between Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil.

Due to overnight engineering work between Chester and Manchester, the following trains will be replaced by buses:

  • 03:34 Chester to Manchester Airport
  • 05:33 Manchester Airport to Chester
  • 21:52 Chester to Manchester Airport
  • 23:33 Manchester Airport to Chester.

Friday 31 December

 

Engineering work is taking place between Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil, and between Abercynon and Aberdare. Buses will replace trains between Pontypridd and Aberdare, and between Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil.

Due to overnight engineering work between Chester and Manchester, the following trains will be replaced by buses:

  • 03:34 Chester to Manchester Airport.
  • 05:33 Manchester Airport to Chester.

Saturday 1 January 2022

 

Engineering work is taking place between Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil, and between Abercynon and Aberdare. Buses will replace trains between Pontypridd and Aberdare, and between Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil.

Sunday 2 January

 

Engineering work is taking place between Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil, and between Abercynon and Aberdare. Buses will replace trains between Pontypridd and Aberdare, and between Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil.

Early morning engineering work is taking place between Swansea and Briton Ferry. As a result, the 08:25 Swansea to Manchester Piccadilly train will start from Cardiff Central. A rail replacement bus will run from Swansea to Cardiff Central.

Late evening engineering work is taking place between Hereford and Newport. As a result:

  • 20:31 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central will be replaced by a bus between Hereford and Cardiff Central
  • 21:16 Carmarthen to Hereford service will be replaced by a bus from Newport to Hereford.

Monday 3 January

 

Engineering work is taking place between Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil, and between Abercynon and Aberdare. Buses will replace trains between Pontypridd and Aberdare, and between Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil.

Late night engineering work is taking place between Swansea and Llanelli. 23:15 Cardiff Central to Carmarthen will be diverted between Neath and Llanelli and will no longer call at stations via Swansea. Buses will call at the missed out stations.

Late night engineering work is taking place between Chester and Acton Bridge. As a result:

  • 21:06 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will terminate at Chester
  • 21:52 Chester to Manchester Airport will be replaced by a bus
  • 23:33 Manchester Airport to Chester will be replaced by a bus
  • 00:32 (Tue) Manchester Piccadilly to Chester will be replaced by a bus.
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Last updated:   29 September 2021