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.

Amended evening / morning trains between Newport and Cardiff Central on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July

Start date
20/07/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Cardiff Central

Transport for Wales between Gloucester / Hereford / Ebbw Vale Town and Cardiff Central / Maesteg / Milford Haven

TOC(s) affected
Great Western RailwayTransport for Wales

Engineering work is taking place in the Newport area, closing some lines overnight on Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

Great Western Railway:


  • The 22:00 London Paddington to Cardiff Central service will terminate at Newport. A replacement bus will run between Newport and Cardiff Central.


  • The 08:05 Cardiff Central to London Paddington service will start from Newport at 08:23. A replacement bus will run from Cardiff Central at 07:43 to connect with this train.

Transport for Wales:


  • The 19:10 Milford Haven to Hereford service will terminate at Cardiff Central. Customers travelling towards Hereford should change at Cardiff Central for the 21:54 Cardiff Central to Hereford service.
  • The 22:18 Maesteg to Gloucester service will terminate at Newport. A replacement bus will run between Newport and Gloucester.
  • The 23:09 Gloucester to Cardiff Central service will run earlier than usual, leaving Gloucester at 22:32. A replacement bus will run from Gloucester at 23:09 to Cardiff Central.
  • The 23:15 Hereford to Cardiff Central service will be replaced by a bus.


  • The 07:38 Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale Town service will start from Pye Corner at 07:58. A replacement bus will run from Cardiff Central at 07:18 to Pye Corner to connect with the train.

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.