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 Swansea on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March

Start date
02/03/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Swansea / Carmarthen

Transport for Wales between Manchester Piccadilly / Newport / Cardiff Central and Milford Haven and between Hereford and Fishguard Harbour and between Cardiff Central and Carmarthen

TOC(s) affected
Great Western RailwayTransport for Wales

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Swansea on Sunday 3 March, closing some lines.

Great Western Railway:

Trains between London Paddington and Swansea / Carmarthen will be revised to start / terminate at Cardiff Central. 

Replacement road transport will operate fast between Cardiff Central and Swansea, taking approximately 60 minutes. 

Transport will also be operating between Cardiff Central and Swansea, calling at Bridgend, Port Talbot and Neath.

The 07:53 Swansea to London Paddington will start from Newport. Road transport will operate from Swansea direct to Cardiff Central, then on to Newport to connect with the train service.

Transport for Wales:

Buses replace trains between:

  • Llanelli and Cardiff Central.
  • Maesteg and Cardiff Central.
  • Bridgend and Rhoose Cardiff International Airport

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.