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 Bristol Parkway / Severn Tunnel Junction and Cardiff Central on Sunday 17 February

Start date
17/02/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Birmingham New Street / Leicester / Nottingham and Cardiff Central

Great Western Railway between Brighton / Portsmouth Harbour / Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central and also between London Paddington and Swansea / Carmarthen

Transport for Wales between Gloucester / Cheltenham Spa and Cardiff Central

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western RailwayTransport for Wales

Engineering work is taking place between Severn Tunnel Junction and Newport on Sunday 17 February, closing all lines between these stations.

As a result, the following changes will apply to the train service:

CrossCountry services scheduled to travel to / from Cardiff Central will terminate at / start back from Severn Tunnel Junction.

Buses will replace trains between Severn Tunnel Junction, Newport and Cardiff Central, you may use your ticket on the road transport between Newport and Cardiff Central.

Great Western Railway:
Great Western Railway services scheduled to travel to / from Cardiff Central may either terminate at / start back from Bristol Parkway or be cancelled, and buses will replace trains between Bristol Parkway and Cardiff Central.

Trains will continue to run between Cardiff Central and Carmarthen / Swansea.

Transport for Wales:
Trains between Cardiff Central and Manchester Piccadilly will start / terminate at Cwmbran.  Replacement buses will connect into and out of trains at Cwmbran.   Trains between Cardiff Central and Gloucester / Cheltenham Spa will start / terminate at Severn Tunnel Junction.  Replacement buses will connect into and out of trains at Severn Tunnel Junction.

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.