Major Service Changes Between Cardiff Central, Newport and Ebbw Vale:

Network Rail is carrying out electrification work between Cardiff Central and Newport, Monday to Friday 23rd of April to 27th April and Monday to Friday 30th April to 4th May. As a result, services to and from Manchester and Holyhead will start and terminate at Cwmbran, with rail replacement bus transport between Cwmbran, Newport and Cardiff. Other Arriva Trains Wales services between Cardiff and Newport will also be at reduced frequency.
Ebbw Vale services will be provided by rail replacement bus Saturday 5th May to Friday 11th May and Monday to Friday 14th May to 18th May.
Updated timetables are only available five days prior to each week. Further service changes are also planned in May, June and July.
Visit https://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/south-wales-mainline-modernisation/ for up-to-date information.
Network Rail and Arriva Trains Wales are doing all we can to reduce any inconvenience and thank you for your patience during this period of essential modernisation work.

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South Wales Timetable Alterations

Significant Changes: Monday to Friday Services

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Network Rail is carrying out essential modernisation and electrification work between Cardiff and Newport affecting train services throughout South Wales on:

  • Monday to Friday, 23 April to 25 May
  • Monday to Friday, 25 June to 6 July

Updated timetables only available 5 days before each impacted week. Please check this website regularly, prior to travel and ask Arriva Train Wales staff for assistance. 

We are doing all we can to reduce any inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.


Key Changes to Arriva Trains Wales Services:

Monday 23 to Friday 27 April
Monday 30 April to Friday 4 May
Monday 21 to Friday 25 May
Monday 2 to Friday 6 July

ATW Manchester and Holyhead services:

  • Replacement bus service between:
    • Cardiff and Cwmbran
    • Newport and Cwmbran


ATW Services between Cardiff and Newport:

  • Less frequent

ATW Cheltenham services:

  • Start and terminate at Gloucester. Services retimed between Cardiff and Gloucester. Use other operators between Gloucester and Cheltenham.

Cardiff Central and Newport stations:

  • Platform changes & restrictions. Cardiff local and Valleys services: Minor retimings.

Saturday 5 to Friday 11 May
Monday 14 to Friday 18 May
Monday 25 to Friday 29 June

Ebbw Vale line:

  • Replacement bus service only.

ATW Holyhead services:

  • Start and terminate at Hereford. Use ATW Manchester service between Cardiff and Hereford.

ATW Cheltenham services:

  • Start and terminate at Gloucester. Services retimed between Cardiff and Gloucester. Use other operators between Gloucester and Cheltenham.

Cardiff Central and Newport stations:

  • Platform changes & restrictions. Cardiff local and Valleys services: Minor retimings.

Saturday 16 June – Friday 6 July

GWR London and Bristol services:

  • Impacted by Severn Tunnel closure.

Many other Arriva Trains Wales (ATW), Great Western Railway (GWR) and CrossCountry services throughout South Wales will also be subject to minor retimings.


Timetables

 

Passenger Assistance

  • Passengers booking assistance and those with disabilities: please call our Passenger Assist Team on 033 300 50 501
  • More info available here

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Last Updated: 24/04/2018
Next Update; 01/05/2018