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.

Major engineering work between Newport and Gloucester from Monday 18 July to Friday 2 September

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CrossCountry between Cardiff Central and Birmingham New Street / Nottingham

Transport for Wales between Maesteg / Cardiff Central and Gloucester / Cheltenham Spa

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Major engineering work is taking place between Newport and Gloucester, aimed at improving the reliability of the route and reducing the risk of landslips.

As a result, the line between Newport and Gloucester will be closed from Monday 18 July until 2 September


Buses will replace trains between Newport and Gloucester.

Transport for Wales:

Until 31 July, trains between Maesteg / Cardiff Central to Gloucester / Cheltenham Spa will terminate at / start from Severn Tunnel Junction. An hourly rail replacement bus service will run between Severn Tunnel Junction and Gloucester calling at Caldicot, Chepstow and Lydney. 

From 1 August until the 2 September, replacement buses will run between Severn Tunnel Junction / Lydney and Gloucester / Cheltenham Spa. An amended train service will run between Maesteg / Cardiff Central and Severn Tunnel Junction / Lydney.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner​​​​​​​

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.