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 late night trains through Pontypridd from Monday 11 to Thursday 14 March

Start date
11/03/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected

Trains through Pontypridd

TOC(s) affected
Transport for Wales

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Queen Street and Pontypridd each night from 23:15, closing all lines.

As a result of this, the following alterations will be in place:

The 21:42 Bridgend to Aberdare will terminate at Cardiff Central. Customers are advised to travel on the 22:46 Cardiff Central to Treherbert and change at Pontypridd for the 23:20 bus to Aberdare.

The 22:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff Central will terminate at Pontypridd. Customers are advised to travel on the 23:17 Pontypridd to Cardiff Central replacement bus service.

The 22:45 Barry Island to Pontypridd will terminate at Cardiff Central. Customers are advised to use the 23:26 replacement bus service from Cardiff Central to Pontypridd.

The 23:14 Radyr to Barry Island will start from Cardiff Central. Customers are advised to use the 23:30 replacement bus service from Radyr to Barry Island. This will call at Cardiff Central to set down passengers only.

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.