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 Newport, Cardiff Central and Bridgend on Sunday 9 June

Start date
09/06/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Nottingham / Birmingham New Street and Cardiff Central

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

Transport for Wales between Manchester Piccadilly / Holyhead / Hereford / Cheltenham Spa / Gloucester and Cardiff Central / Milford Haven / Fishguard Harbour

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western RailwayTransport for Wales

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


Buses will replace trains between Newport and Cardiff Central, taking approximately 40 minutes.

Great Western Railway

Buses will replace trains between Newport, Cardiff Central and Bridgend. Please allow for an extended journey time of up to 50 minutes.

Some Great Western Railway services will also be amended to start from / terminate at Bristol Temple Meads or Bristol Parkway.

On Sunday night, some buses will be extended to Swansea.

Transport for Wales

Buses replace trains between Newport and Cardiff Central.

Until 12:40:

Services to / from Swansea (and beyond) will be amended to start / terminate at Bridgend instead of Cardiff Central. A replacement bus service will run between Bridgend and Cardiff Central.

From 12:40:

Services between Rhymney / Ystrad Mynach and Cardiff Central will be replaced by buses, and services to / from Barry Island / Bridgend will be amended to run to / from Ninian Park. Replacement buses will run between Cogan and Cardiff Central.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Project Information:

Network Rail are electrifying the line between London and Cardiff – a major part of the Railway Upgrade Plan. This will result in the introduction of bi-mode trains – trains that can run on electric and diesel – providing extra seats and faster services for thousands of passengers and a quieter and greener environment for lineside neighbours.

The South Wales Mainline runs from the Severn Tunnel in Monmouthshire, through Newport, Cardiff, Bridgend, Port Talbot, Neath and Swansea.