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 Great Western Railway trains between Newport and Bridgend on Saturday 7 September

Start date
07/09/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Between London Paddington and Swansea / Carmarthen / Pembroke Dock and between Cardiff Central and Taunton

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Newport and Pontyclun, closing some lines.

Trains will be diverted via but not calling at Ninian Park. 

Trains from Cardiff Central to Swansea / Carmarthen / Pembroke Dock will have journeys times slightly extended after leaving Cardiff Central.

Trains from Pembroke Dock / Carmarthen / Swansea to Cardiff Central will depart their starting point 5 minutes earlier than normal, then resume normal timings from Cardiff Central onwards.

Until approximately 20:00, trains between Cardiff Central and Taunton will be replaced by buses between Cardiff Central and Newport 

The following alterations will also apply;

  • 05:59 / 06:59 Swansea to London Paddington trains will start from Bristol Parkway. You should use other trains between Swansea and Bristol Parkway to complete your journey.
  • 07:35 / 08:40 Weston-super-Mare to Cardiff Central are replaced by buses between Newport and Cardiff Central
  • 22:00 London Paddington to Cardiff Central is replaced by a bus between Bristol Parkway and Cardiff Central.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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.