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 Newport on Sunday 10 February

Start date
10/02/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Cross Country between Cardiff Central and Birmingham New Street / Nottingham

Great Western Railway between Carmarthen and London Paddington and

Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton

Transport for Wales all routes through Cardiff Central.

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CrossCountryGreat Western RailwayTransport for Wales

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Newport, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Newport.

Transport for Wales

Valley Lines

Up until 12:40 :-

  • Rhymney/Ystrad Mynach services will run to / from Cardiff Bay.
  • Barry Island / Bridgend services will run to/from Ninian Park with a replacement bus service running between Cogan and Cardiff Central.

After 12:40:-

All Valley lines services will operate as normal, but some services will use platform 8 allowing mainline services to use platform 6 at Cardiff Central.

Mainline services

  • Ebbw Vale services are diverted to Newport with bus connections to / from Cardiff Central at Pye Corner
  • Cardiff Central to Gloucester / Cheltenham Spa services run to / from Newport.

North & West services run to/from Newport.

West Wales services run to / from Bridgend up until 12:30 with a bus service running between Cardiff Central to Bridgend serving stations via Pontyclun.

After 12:30 West Wales services run to / from Cardiff Central (platform 6) via Leckwith Loop.

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.