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 Newport on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September

Start date
14/09/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Cardiff Central and Birmingham New Street / Nottingham / Manchester Piccadilly

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

Transport for Wales between Cardiff Central and Cheltenham Spa / Ebbw Vale Town / Holyhead / Maesteg / Manchester Piccadilly and between Fishguard Harbour and Manchester Piccadilly

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western RailwayTransport for Wales

Engineering work is taking place in the Cardiff area, closing various lines.


  • Buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Chepstow.

Great Western Railway

  • Trains between London Paddington and Swansea / Carmarthen will terminate at Bristol Parkway, buses will replace trains between Bristol Parkway and Cardiff Central.
  • Buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Newport.
  • Portsmouth Harbour services are also affected by engineering work between Cosham and Portsmouth Harbour, buses will run between Bristol Parkway / Fareham and Portsmouth Harbour.

Transport for Wales

Buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and the following stations:

  • Newport.
  • Ebbw Vale Town calling at all stations.
  • Seven Tunnel Junction with some buses extended to Bristol Parkway.
  • Cwmbran to connect with Holyhead / Manchester Piccadilly trains.
  • Gloucester with some buses extended to Cheltenham Spa calling at all stations.
  • Bridgend.

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.