Future engineering work

PAGE LAST UPDATED: 19/10/2019 23:27. Update now

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 Bristol Parkway / Chepstow / Cwmbran / Ebbw Vale Town and Cardiff Central on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October

Start date
19/10/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Birmingham New Street and Cardiff Central

Great Western Railway between London Paddington / Brighton / Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central and Cardiff Central / Swansea / Carmarthen

All Transport for Wales via Cardiff Central

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western RailwayTransport for Wales

Engineering work is taking place between Patchway and Cardiff Central, closing various lines throughout the weekend.


Buses will replace trains between Chepstow and Cardiff Central.

Great Western Railway:

All weekend, ALL train services between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central are diverted to terminate / start from Bristol Parkway.

On Saturday buses will replace trains between Bristol Parkway and Cardiff Central.

On Sunday, buses will replace trains between Bristol Parkway and Newport (journey time 45 minutes) / Cardiff Central (journey time 70 minutes) / Bridgend (journey time 80 minutes).

Transport for Wales:

Buses replace trains between Cwmbran / Cheltenham Spa / Gloucester and Cardiff Central. 

Some buses are also extended to start / terminate at Bridgend or Swansea.

Trains between Cardiff Central and Treherbert will run between Cardiff Bay and Treherbert, not calling at Ninian Park, Waun-gron Park, Fairwater and Danescourt.

You may use your ticket on Cardiff Bus services on reasonable routes.

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.