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Transport for Wales - Timetable information and social distancing advice

Incident created
20/03/2020 19:38
Last updated
10/07/2020 04:29
Route affected

All routes

TOC(s) affected
Transport for Wales;

Transport for Wales, along with the rest of the rail industry, is working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for necessary travel.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, it is recommended that you wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

Key workers carrying official NHS photo identity cards travel free on Transport for Wales services until 24 July.

How is this affecting the train service?

A reduced service is operating on all routes. The revised timetable can be found here.


What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

Pontypridd station - There is a one way system operating at Pontypridd station. Please make sure you walk in the designated areas.

Trains will not call at the below stations until further notice due to social distancing issues:

  • Llanaber - Closest alternative station is Barmouth, which is 2.5 miles away
  • Llanbedr - Closest alternative station is Pensarn, which is 1 mile away
  • Llandanwg - Closest alternative station is Pensarn, which is 1 mile away.
  • Tygwyn. - Closest alternative station is Talsarnau, which is 1.5 miles away.
  • Abererch - Closest alternative station is Penychain, which is 2.5 miles away.
  • Gilfach Fargoed - Closest alternative station is Bargoed
  • Conwy - Closest alternative station is Llandudno Junction
  • Llanfairpwll - Closest alternative station is Bangor
  • Valley - Closest alternative station is Holyhead
  • Hopton Heath - Closest alternative station is Bucknell
  • Sugar Loaf - Closest alternative station is Llanwrtyd Wells


In order to maintain a safe distance between the conductor and customers, Transport for Wales need to be able to operate two train doors. Unfortunately due to the short platform length at the above stations, this is not possible

Where can I find more information?

The latest travel advice from Transport for Wales can be found here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details, can be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 24 July using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 25 July onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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