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 Bristol Parkway and Cardiff Central late on Saturday 19 and until 14:00 on 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 all lines from late on Saturday night until the end of Sunday.


Buses will replace trains between Chepstow and Cardiff Central.

Great Western Railway:


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


Before 14:00, buses will replace trains between:

  • Bristol Parkway and Cardiff Central.
  • Bristol Parkway and Newport (fast).
  • Bristol Parkway and Newport (calling at Patchway and Severn Tunnel Junction).

After this time, a normal Sunday service will resume.

Transport for Wales:

On Sunday until 14:00, buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, and also between Cardiff Central and Newport.

Services between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale will not run before 14:00.

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with CrossCountry or Great Western Railway, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

If you are travelling with Transport for Wales, 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.