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  • AW – Transport for Wales between Machynlleth and Pwllheli 

    Buses replace trains between Harlech and Machynlleth from Saturday 19 November to Friday 9 December

    Last updated: 09:13 17/11/2022

    Engineering work is taking place between Harlech and Machynlleth, closing all lines.

    From Saturday 19 November to Friday 9 December, buses will replace trains between Harlech and Machynlleth.

    A train service will run between Harlech and Pwllheli.

    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.

  • AW – Transport for Wales between Pembroke Dock and Tenby / Whitland / Carmarthen / Swansea / Cardiff Central / Manchester Piccadilly

    Buses replace trains between Pembroke Dock and Carmarthen from Saturday 26 November to Thursday 8 December

    Last updated: 10:37 10/10/2022

    Engineering work is taking place between Pembroke Dock and Whitland, closing all lines.

    Buses will replace trains between Pembroke Dock and Carmarthen.

    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.

  • GWR – Between Barnstaple / Okehampton and Exeter Central

    Disruption between Barnstaple / Okehampton and Exeter St Davids

    Last updated: 12:04 02/12/2022
  • GWR – Between London Paddington and Weston-super-Mare / Didcot Parkway / Cheltenham Spa / Swansea / Bristol Temple Meads / Taunton / Cardiff Central / Worcester Foregate Street. and between Didcot Parkway and Oxford / Banbury

    Disruption between Reading and Didcot Parkway

    Last updated: 04:09 02/12/2022
  • GWR – Great Western Railway between Reading and Guildford / Redhill / Gatwick Airport South Western Railway between Reading and London Waterloo

    Disruption through Wokingham

    Last updated: 10:39 02/12/2022
  • XC – CrossCountry services betwen Manchester Piccadilly and Bournemouth South Western Railway services between London Waterloo and Weymouth, also between Brockenhurst / Winchester and Bournemouth / Lymington Pier

    Disruption between Southampton Central and Lymington Pier / Bournemouth

    Last updated: 12:10 03/12/2022
  • XC – Between Nottingham and Cardiff Central

    Disruption to CrossCountry services between Nottingham and Cardiff Central

    Last updated: 01:17 03/12/2022

    Trains are running as normal following a shortage of train drivers between Nottingham and Cardiff Central

  • XC, GWR, AW – All routes through Cardiff Central

    Disruption through Cardiff Central

    Last updated: 04:40 02/12/2022

    Disruption at Cardiff Central has now ended. 

     

     

  • AW – Between Newport and Crosskeys

    Disruption between Newport and Crosskeys expected until the end of the day

    Last updated: 02:18 03/12/2022

    Urgent repairs are required to trains that run between Newport and Crosskeys. As a result, trains running between these stations will be cancelled.

    Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

    Customer Advice:

    Customers for Pye Corner, Rogerstone, Risca & Pontymister and Crosskeys are able to catch services between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town as these are unaffected.

    Check before you travel:
    You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

    Twitter:
    If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #Crosskeys

    Compensation:
    You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

  • GWR – Between Truro and Penzance

    Disruption between Truro and Penzance

    Last updated: 01:40 03/12/2022

    Trains can run as normal following a fault with the signalling system between Truro and Penzance

  • GWR – Elizabeth line between Abbey Wood and Heathrow Airport Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads / Reading / Oxford / Penzance Heathrow Express between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport

    Disruption to / from London Paddington

    Last updated: 01:25 03/12/2022
  • GWR – Between Didcot Parkway and London Paddington

    Amended 23:45 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington on Saturday 3 December

    Last updated: 08:55 07/10/2022

    Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading, resulting in the closure of some lines.

    The 23:45 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington will not call at Taplow and Burnham.

    Rail replacement road transport will run between Slough and Taplow / Burnham.

    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.

  • GWR, AW – Great Western Railway between Carmarthen and London Paddington Transport for Wales between Fishguard Harbour / Pembroke Dock / Tenby / Llandovery / Carmarthen / Swansea and Cardiff Central / Newport Hereford / Shrewsbury / Crewe / Chester / Manchester Piccadilly 

    Buses replace trains between Swansea and Carmarthen from Saturday 3 to Friday 9 December

    Last updated: 09:58 10/10/2022

    Engineering work is taking place between Carmarthen and Swansea, closing all lines throughout the week.

    Great Western Railway:

    Monday to Friday:

    The 07:25 Carmarthen to London Paddington will start from Swansea. Road transport provided by Great Western Railway will operate at earlier than normal train times from Carmarthen to stations to Swansea to connect into the train.

    The 17:48 London Paddington to Carmarthen will terminate Swansea. Road transport provided by Transport for Wales will operate from Swansea to stations to Carmarthen.

    Transport for Wales:

    Buses will replace trains between Swansea and Carmarthen.

    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.

  • AW – Transport for Wales between Shrewsbury and Carmarthen / Swansea / Cardiff Central

    Buses replace trains between Llandrindod and Swansea from Saturday 3 and Friday 9 December

    Last updated: 10:43 10/10/2022

    Engineering work is taking place between Llandeilo and Llanelli, closing all lines.

    Buses will replace trains between Llandrindod and Swansea.

    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.

  • GWR – Between Great Malvern and Frome

    Amended 21:24 Great Malvern to Frome service on Saturday 3 December

    Last updated: 10:12 07/10/2022

    Engineering work is taking place between Westbury and Frome, resulting in the closure of some lines.

    The 21:24 Great Malvern to Frome service will terminate at Westbury.

    Road transport will run from Westbury to Frome taking 20 minutes.

    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.

  • GWR – Between West Ealing and Greenford

    Amended service between West Ealing and Greenford on Saturday 3 December

    Last updated: 09:47 07/10/2022

    Engineering work is taking place between West Ealing and Greenford, resulting in the closure of all lines.

    From the 15:52 West Ealing to Greenford / 16:07 Greenford to West Ealing until the end of the day, there will be no trains between West Ealing and Greenford.

    Th 15:37 Greenford to West Ealing will depart at 15:41 and run to Ealing Broadway and London Paddington.

    The 21:50 Greenford to London Paddington will not run.

    You can use your ticket on London Buses and London Underground.

    Check before you travel:

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

  • AW – Avanti West Coast between Holyhead and Chester / Crewe / Birmingham New Street / London Euston Transport for Wales between Holyhead and Chester / Manchester Piccadilly / Shrewsbury / Cardiff Central

    Buses replace trains between Holyhead and Llandudno Junction on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December

    Last updated: 02:35 28/11/2022

    Engineering work is taking place between Holyhead and Llandudno Junction, closing all lines.

    Transport for Wales:

    Buses will replace trains between Holyhead and Llandudno Junction.

    Avanti West Coast:

    Buses will replace trains between Holyhead and Llandudno Junction.

    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.

  • XC, GWR – CrossCountry between Aberdeen / Edinburgh and Penzance Great Western Railway between London Paddington / Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads / Exeter St Davids / Plymouth / Par and Newquay / Penzance

    Amended services between Plymouth / Par and Newquay / Penzance on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December

    Last updated: 06:50 10/10/2022

    Engineering work is taking place between Par and Lostwithiel, closing all lines.

    CrossCountry:

    On Saturday and Sunday, trains will not run between Plymouth and Penzance. You can use Great Western Railway trains / buses to complete your journey.

    Great Western Railway:

    Saturday:

    The 13:04, 14:04 and 17:04 London Paddington to Penzance, also 15:00 Cardiff Central to Penzance services will terminate at Plymouth. Rail connections are available from Plymouth towards Penzance.

    Also, the 19:27 Plymouth to Penzance service will call additionally at Devonport, Dockyard, Keyham, St Budeaux Ferry Road and Menheniot.

    Sunday:

    Most trains between London Paddington and Penzance will run between London Paddington and Plymouth only. Trains between Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads / Exeter St Davids and Penzance will run between Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads / Exeter St Davids and Plymouth / Liskeard only.

    Replacement buses will run between:

    • Plymouth and St Austell.
    • Liskeard and St Austell.
    • St Austell and Newquay.

     

    An amended train service will run between St Austell and Penzance.

    Additionally, the 21:15 Penzance to London Paddington "Night Riviera" sleeper service will start from Plymouth. You can use earlier train / bus services to Plymouth to connect with the service.

    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.

  • GWR – Great Western Railway services to / from Pangbourne

    Buses replace trains to / from Pangbourne on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December

    Last updated: 12:27 10/10/2022

    Engineering work is taking place between Tilehurst and Didcot Parkway, closing various lines on Saturday evening and Sunday until approximately 19:15.

    From 20:00 Saturday until 19:10 on Sunday, a reduced number of trains will call at Pangbourne. 

    Replacement buses will run between Tilehurst and Pangbourne.

    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.

  • XC – Between Cardiff Central and Derby / Nottingham / Birmingham New Street, and also between Stansted Airport and Birmingham New Street 

    Reduced CrossCountry service on various routes expected until the end of the day

    Last updated: 11:45 03/12/2022

    A shortage of available drivers means that fewer CrossCountry services will be able to operate on some routes. This is expected until the end of the day.

    Customer Advice:

    Cardiff Central - Nottingham

    You can use your ticket on the following services via any reasonable route at no extra cost:

    • East Midlands Railway
    • Great Western Railway
    • Transport for Wales

     

    Stansted Airport - Cambridge

    To assist with your journey, you may use your ticket, at no extra cost, on Greater Anglia services between Stansted Airport and Cambridge.

    Check before you travel:
    You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

    Twitter:
    If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #XCReducedService

    Compensation:
    You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

  • XC, AW – Avanti West Coast between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly / Liverpool Lime Street / Blackpool North / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh  CrossCountry between Birmingham New Street and Manchester Piccadilly London Northwestern Railway between London Euston / Northampton and Crewe, and between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street Transport for Wales between Crewe and Chester, and between Swansea and Manchester Piccadilly

    Disruption through Crewe

    Last updated: 08:28 03/12/2022
  • GWR – Between Maidenhead and Marlow

    Disruption between Maidenhead and Marlow

    Last updated: 02:55 03/12/2022

    Lines have reopened between Maidenhead and Marlow following a points failure earlier today and trains are able to run as scheduled. 

  • GWR – Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads / Westbury and Portsmouth Harbour South Western Railway between London Waterloo / Woking / Fareham / Eastleigh and Portsmouth Harbour Southern between London Victoria / Brighton / Littlehampton and Portsmouth Harbour

    Buses replace trains between Portsmouth Harbour and Havant / Fareham on Sunday 4 December

    Last updated: 08:46 01/12/2022

    Engineering work is taking place between Portsmouth Harbour and Hilsea, closing all lines.

    Great Western Railway:

    Buses will replace trains between Fareham and Portsmouth Harbour.

    Most trains will run between Cardiff Central and Fareham, however some trains will only run between Cardiff Central and Westbury - change at Westbury for trains to / from Portsmouth Harbour.

    South Western Railway:

    Buses will replace trains between Portsmouth Harbour and Havant / Fareham.

    Southern:

    No services will operate between Havant and Portsmouth Harbour.

    Rail replacement buses will be in operation between Havant and Portsmouth Harbour.

    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.

  • AW – Transport for Wales between Manchester Piccadilly / Shrewsbury / Hereford / Cardiff Central and Maesteg / Swansea / Carmarthen / Milford Haven

    Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Pontyclun on Sunday 4 December

    Last updated: 11:03 10/10/2022

    Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Pontyclun, closing various lines.

    Buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Pontyclun.

    Some trains via Barry will be amended to run between Cardiff Central and Bridgend only.

    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.

  • AW – Transport for Wales between Manchester Piccadilly / Hereford and Cardiff Central / Carmarthen

    Buses replace late night trains between Shrewsbury / Hereford and Cardiff Central on Sunday 4 December

    Last updated: 10:13 10/10/2022

    Engineering work is taking place between Hereford and Newport, closing all lines late on Sunday evening.

    As a result:

    • The 20:31 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central service will terminate at Shrewsbury. A replacement bus will run from Shrewsbury to Cardiff Central.
    • The 21:16 Carmarthen to Hereford service will terminate at Cardiff Central. A replacement bus will run from Cardiff Central to Hereford.

     

    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.

  • GWR – Between Henley-on-Thames and Twyford

    Amended late night services between Henley-on-Thames and Twyford from Monday 5 to Wednesday 7 December

    Last updated: 08:44 07/10/2022

    Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading, resulting in the closure of some lines.

    The following services will depart 3 minutes later than normal:

    • 21:46 Twyford to Henley-on-Thames.
    • 22:01 Henley-on-Thames to Twyford.
    • 22:16 Twyford to Henley-on-Thames.
    • 22:31 Henley-on-Thames to Twyford.

     

    Check before you travel:

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

  • GWR – Great Western Railway between Reading / Redhill and Gatwick Airport

    Amended late night / early morning trains between Redhill and Gatwick Airport from Monday 5 to Friday 9 December

    Last updated: 08:22 07/10/2022

    Engineering work is taking place between Earlswood and Gatwick Airport from 23:40 until 05:25 each morning (ending Friday morning), closing some lines.

    Monday to Thursday:

    • The 23:33 Reading to Gatwick Airport service will terminate at Redhill. You should use alternative rail services between Redhill and Gatwick Airport.

     

    Tuesday to Friday:

    • The 04:45 Redhill to Gatwick Airport service will not run. A rail replacement bus will run earlier between Redhill and Gatwick Airport.
    • The 05:10 Gatwick Airport to Reading service will start from Redhill at 05:30. You should use an earlier rail connection between Gatwick Airport and Redhill.

     

    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.

  • GWR – 03:46 Swansea to London Paddington

    Amended 03:46 Swansea to London Paddington service on Monday 5 December

    Last updated: 08:16 07/10/2022

    Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Bridgend from 00:01 until 05:00, closing some lines.

    As a result the 03:46 Swansea to London Paddington service will depart earlier at 03:41 and will arrive / depart Neath, Port Talbot Parkway and Bridgend earlier than normal. It will divert between Bridgend and Cardiff Central (via Barry - not calling). Normal timings departing Cardiff Central and beyond.

    Check before you travel:

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

  • GWR – Between London Paddington and Carmarthen

    Amended late night / early morning trains to / from Carmarthen from Monday 5 to Friday 9 December

    Last updated: 10:22 07/10/2022

    Engineering work is taking place between Swansea and Carmarthen, closing some lines.

    The 07:25 Carmarthen to London Paddington will start from Swansea. Road transport provided by Great Western Railway will operate at earlier than normal train times from Carmarthen to stations to Swansea to connect into the train.

    The 17:48 London Paddington to Carmarthen will terminate Swansea. Road transport provided by Transport for Wales will operate from Swansea to stations to Carmarthen.

    Check before you travel:

    These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

    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.

  • GWR – 23:45 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome

    Amended 23:45 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome service from Monday 5 to Thursday 8 December

    Last updated: 07:57 07/10/2022

    Engineering work is taking place between Westbury and Frome from each evening, closing some lines.

    As a result the 23:45 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome service will terminate at Westbury.

    A rail replacement bus will run between Westbury and Frome.

    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.

  • AW – Transport for Wales between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town

    Buses replace evening trains between Ebbw Vale Town and Cardiff Central from Monday 5 to Thursday 8 December

    Last updated: 09:20 10/10/2022

    Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

    After 22:15 each night, buses will replace trains between Ebbw Vale Town and Cardiff Central.

    Additionally, the 21:39 (departing 21:38) Ebbw Vale Town to Cardiff Central service will divert to run via Newport.

    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.

  • AW – Transport for Wales between Birmingham International / Chester and Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Airport

    Buses replace evening / morning trains between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 5 to Friday 9 December

    Last updated: 09:09 10/10/2022

    Engineering work is taking place between Chester and Warrington, closing lines overnight from Monday morning until Friday morning.

    Between 23:35 and 04:40, buses will replace trains between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly. For Manchester Airport, you can use alternative services.

    Additionally on Tuesday to Friday mornings, the following trains will be amended and diverted:

    • The 03:34 (departing at 04:07) Chester to Manchester Airport service.
    • The 04:46 (departing at 05:09) Chester to Manchester Airport service.

     

    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.

  • GWR – Great Western Railway between London Paddington / Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads / Exeter St Davids and Penzance, and also between St Erth and St Ives

    Amended services between Truro and Penzance / Falmouth Docks from Monday 5 to Friday 9 December

    Last updated: 09:09 29/11/2022

    Engineering work is taking place between Truro and Penzance and also between St Erth and St Ives all week, closing some lines.

    Monday to Wednesday:

    The 23:45 London Paddington to Penzance "Night Riviera" Sleepers will terminate at Plymouth. You should use alternative rail transport between Plymouth and Truro and the bus services between Truro and Penzance.

    Monday to Thursday:

    Due to constraints, some services between Truro and Falmouth Docks may be retimed by a few minutes.

    All services between London Paddington / Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads / Exeter St Davids and Penzance will start / terminate at Truro. 

    A few services will not run and others will make additional stops to compensate.

    All services between St Erth and St Ives (and also between Penzance and St Ives) will not run and will be replaced by buses.

    Rail replacement buses will run between:

    • Truro and Penzance (calling at St Erth).
    • Truro and Penzance (calling at Redruth, Cambourne, Hayle, St Erth and Penzance).
    • Penzance / St Erth and St Ives.

     

    Additionally the 21:45 Penzance to London Paddington "Night Riviera" Sleepers will terminate at Plymouth. You should use alternative rail transport between Plymouth and Truro and the bus services between Truro and Penzance.

    Friday only:

    • The 05:03 Penzance to London Paddington will depart at 05:00 and call additionally at Hayle and Camborne.
    • The 05:20 Penzance to Truro will not run.
    • The 07:10 Penzance to London Paddington service will call additionally at Hayle.
    • The 07:40 Penzance to Cardiff Central will start from Plymouth. There will be earlier rail connect between Penzance and Plymouth.
    • The 08:15 Penzance to London Paddington service will call additionally at Hayle, Lostwithiel, St Germans and  Saltash.

     

    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.

  • GWR – Great Western Railway between London Paddington / Henley-on-Thames and Reading

    Amended late night / early morning services to / from Burnham / Taplow from Monday 5 to Friday 9 December

    Last updated: 08:02 07/10/2022

    Engineering work is taking place on 2 out of 4 tracks between Slough and Reading each evening, closing some lines.

    The following services will not call at Burnham and Taplow:

    Monday to Wednesday:

    • The 23:50 London Paddington to Reading service.

     

    Tuesday to Thursday:

    • The 00:18 Reading to London Paddington service.
    • The 00:34 London Paddington to Reading service.

     

    Friday:

    • ​​​​​​​The 23:50 London Paddington to Reading service.

     

    Rail replacement buses will operate between:

    • Slough and Burnham / Taplow

     

    Additionally, the 00:18 Henley-on-Thames to Reading service will terminate at Twyford. Rail connections will operate between Twyford and Reading.

    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.

  • GWR – 23:30 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway 

    Amended 23:30 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway service on Friday 9 December

    Last updated: 08:30 07/10/2022

    Engineering work is taking place on 2 out of 4 tracks between Tilehurst and Didcot Parkway, closing some lines.

    As a result the 23:30 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway service will use alternative platforms at Tilehurst, Goring & Streatley and Cholsey and will not call at Pangbourne.

    Rail replacement buses will run between Pangbourne and Tilehurst.

    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.

  • AW – Transport for Wales between Machynlleth and Pwllheli

    Buses replace trains between Machynlleth and Pwllheli on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December

    Last updated: 02:53 05/10/2022

    Engineering work is taking place between Dovey Junction and Pwllheli, closing some lines.

    As a result buses will replace trains between Machynlleth and Pwllheli all day on Saturday and until 09:10 on Sunday.

    Check before you travel:

    These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

    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.

  • GWR – 00:45 Oxford to Reading 

    Amended 00:45 Oxford to Reading service on Saturday 10 December

    Last updated: 11:48 14/10/2022

    Engineering work is taking place on 2 out of 4 tracks between Tilehurst and Didcot Parkway, closing some lines.

    As a result the 00:45 Oxford to Reading service will use alternative platforms at Cholsey, Goring & Streatley and Tilehurst and will not call at Pangbourne.

    A rail replacement bus service will be in operation between Tilehurst and Pangbourne.

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    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.

  • GWR – 22:18 and 22:50 London Paddington to Reading 

    Amended 22:18 and 22:50 London Paddington to Reading services on Saturday 10 December

    Last updated: 11:53 14/10/2022

    Engineering work is taking place on 2 out of 4 tracks between Ealing Broadway and Slough, closing some lines.

    As a result the 22:18 and 22:50 London Paddington to Reading services will both depart earlier at 22:16 and 22:45.

    Check before you travel:

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    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.

  • GWR – Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Reading 

    Buses replace early morning trains to / from Burnham and Taplow on Saturday 10 December

    Last updated: 11:55 14/10/2022

    Engineering work is taking place on 2 out of 4 tracks between West Drayton and Maidenhead from 00:10 until 05:10, closing some lines.

    As a result the following services will not call at Burnham or Taplow:

    • The 00:18 Reading to London Paddington service.
    • The 00:34 (departing 00:40) London Paddington to Reading service.

     

    Rail replacement buses will operate between:

    • Slough and Burnham / Taplow

     

    Check before you travel:

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    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.

  • GWR, AW – Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Carmarthen Transport for Wales between Manchester Piccadilly / Cardiff Central / Swansea and Carmarthen / Milford Haven / Haverfordwest / Fishguard Harbour / Pembroke Dock

    Amended services to / from Carmarthen on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December

    Last updated: 01:54 25/11/2022

    Engineering work is taking place in the Carmarthen area all weekend, closing some lines.

    Great Western Railway:

    Saturday - 

    • The 07:24 Carmarthen to London Paddington service will start from Swansea.
    • The 17:18 London Paddington to Carmarthen service will terminate at Swansea. 

     

    You should use Transport for Wales services to complete your journey.

     

    Sunday - 

    • The 09:33 (departing 09:28), 11:43 (departing 11:36) and the 13:43 (departing 13:36) London Paddington to Carmarthen services will terminate at Swansea.
    • The 10:27 Swansea to Carmarthen service will not run. 
    • The 11:27, 14:17, 16:23 and 19:20 Carmarthen to London Paddington services will start from Swansea.

     

    Rail replacement buses will operate between:

    • Swansea and Carmarthen.

     

    Additionally all day on Sunday, all services between London Paddington and Swansea will be diverted between Cardiff Central and Bridgend (via Barry, not calling). They will arrive / depart Bridgend and beyond later than normal.

    Trains between Swansea and London Paddington will depart Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot Parkway and Bridgend earlier than normal before diverting between Bridgend and Cardiff Central.

    Transport for Wales:

    Saturday -

    No services will call at Carmarthen. 

    Rail replacement buses will run between:

    • Ferryside / Whitland and Carmarthen

     

    Sunday -

    Rail replacement buses will run between:

    • Swansea and Whitland
    • Swansea and Llandrindod

     

    Trains will continue to operate from Whitland to Fishguard Harbour / Milford Haven / Pembroke Dock

    Check before you travel:

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    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.

  • AW – Transport for Wales between Manchester Piccadilly / Hereford / Cardiff Central / Newport and Maesteg / Ebbw Vale Town / Swansea / Carmarthen / Milford Haven / Fishguard Harbour 

    Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Bridgend on Sunday 11 December

    Last updated: 03:11 24/09/2022

    Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Pontyclun all day, closing some lines.

    Services between Cardiff Central and Bridgend will be diverted via Barry. 

    Services to / from Maesteg will only run between Maesteg and Bridgend as shuttle services.

    Rail replacement buses will run between Cardiff Central and Bridgend (calling at Pontyclun, Llanharan and Pencoed).

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

  • XC, GWR – CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street / Reading and Bournemouth Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth & Southsea / Portsmouth Harbour South Western Railway between London Waterloo / Salisbury / Eastleigh and Romsey / Poole / Weymouth 

    Amended services in the Southampton area on Sunday 11 December

    Last updated: 10:32 17/10/2022

    Engineering work is taking place between Romsey and Fareham and also between Southampton Central and Brockenhurst, closing some lines.

    CrossCountry:

    Rail replacement buses will operate between Southampton Airport Parkway and Bournemouth.

    Great Western Railway:

    Services between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour will divert between Romsey and Fareham, not calling at Southampton Central.

    Services will call additionally at Chandlers Ford and Eastleigh.

    Rail replacement buses will operate between Eastleigh and Southampton Central. 

    South Western Railway:

    Rail replacement buses will operate between:

    • Southampton Airport Parkway and Bournemouth
    • Southampton Central and Brockenhurst
    • Eastleigh and Romsey

     

    Check before you travel:

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    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.

  • GWR – 23:00 and 23:33 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads 

    Amended 23:00 and 23:33 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads services on Sunday 11 December

    Last updated: 10:21 17/10/2022

    Engineering work is taking place between Didcot Parkway and Swindon, closing some lines.

    As a result the 23:00 and 23:33 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads services will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa (via Newbury, not calling). They will not call at Didcot Parkway, Swindon and Chippenham.

    Rail replacement buses will operate between Reading and Swindon (for customers to disembark only) / Chippenham.

    Check before you travel:

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    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.

  • GWR – Great Western Railway between Reading and Redhill / Gatwick Airport 

    Buses replace trains between Guildford and Redhill / Gatwick Airport on Sunday 11 December

    Last updated: 12:13 14/10/2022

    Engineering work is taking place between Guildford and Dorking West and also between Reigate and Redhill all day, closing some lines.

    As a result trains between Reading and Redhill / Gatwick Airport will be reduced to a frequency of once per hour and will only operate between Reading and Guildford.

    Rail replacement buses will operate between:

    • Guildford and Gatwick Airport, calling at Dorking, Reigate and Redhill (hourly)
    • Guildford and Redhill, calling at all stations (2-hourly)

     

    Check before you travel:

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    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.

  • GWR – Great Western Railway services to / from London Paddington

    Amended Great Western Railway services to / from London Paddington on Sunday 11 December

    Last updated: 12:34 14/10/2022

    Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Southall, closing some lines throughout most of the day.

    High Speed services:

    Some trains will be retimed to run up to 14 minutes earlier or later than usual.

    Local services:

    Between approximately 09:35 and 20:20, trains between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway / Oxford will be retimed to run slightly earlier or later than usual.

    Some trains between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway will not call at Ealing Broadway or Hayes & Harlington. For these stations, you can use alternative services.

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  • AW – 22:15 Maesteg to Gloucester 

    Amended 22:15 Maesteg to Gloucester service from Monday 12 to Thursday 15 December

    Last updated: 12:47 24/10/2022

    Engineering work is taking place between Severn Tunnel Junction and Gloucester, closing some lines.

    As a result the 22:15 Maesteg to Gloucester service will terminate at Severn Tunnel Junction. The service will then resume at 22:58 from Cheltenham to Cardiff Central.

    A rail replacement bus will run between Severn Tunnel Junction and Caldicot, Chepstow, Lydney and Gloucester.

    An additional service will depart Cheltenham at 22:58 for Gloucester only, to connect with the bus.

    Check before you travel:

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    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.

  • AW – 20:10 Tenby to Cardiff Central 

    Amended 20:10 Tenby to Cardiff Central service from Monday 12 to Thursday 15 December

    Last updated: 04:48 22/09/2022

    Engineering work is taking place between Bridgend and Cardiff Central, closing some lines.

    As a result the 20:10 Tenby to Cardiff Central service will not call at Ninian Park.

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  • AW – 22:15 Fishguard Harbour to Swansea  00:08 Swansea to Carmarthen  04:38 Carmarthen to Swansea 04:47 Carmarthen to Llandovery 

    Amended late night / early morning services to / from Carmarthen from Monday 12 to Friday 16 December

    Last updated: 11:10 31/10/2022

    Engineering work is taking place between Llanelli and Carmarthen each evening, closing some lines.

    Monday to Thursday:

    • The 22:15 Fishguard Harbour to Swansea service will run as two separate trains split at Carmarthen.

     

    Tuesday to Friday:

    • The 00:08 Swansea to Carmarthen will be replaced by a bus throughout.
    • The 04:38 Carmarthen to Swansea will be replaced by a bus throughout.
    • The 04:47 Carmarthen to Llandovery service will start from Swansea but will run normally from Llanelli onwards.

     

    Check before you travel:

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    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.

  • GWR – Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Swansea

    Amended late night services to / from Bridgend from Monday 12 to Friday 16 December

    Last updated: 11:44 14/10/2022

    Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Bridgend and also on 1 out of 2 tracks between Bridgend and Port Talbot Parkway, closing some lines.

    Monday to Thursday:

    • The 20:48 and 22:48 London Paddington to Swansea service will divert between Cardiff Central and Bridgend (via Ninian Park, not calling) departing Bridgend and beyond a few minutes later than normal. On Tuesday and Wednesday nights these trains will incur and additional 8 minutes journey time between Bridgend and Port Talbot Parkway.
    • The 21:48 London Paddington to Swansea will operate via this route (via Ninian Park, not calling) as normal. On Tuesday and Wednesday nights the train will incur an additional 8 minutes journey time between Bridgend and Port Talbot Parkway.

     

    Tuesday and Friday:

    • The 03:46 Swansea to London Paddington service will arrive / depart Bridgend approximately 8 minutes later than normal and arrive Cardiff Central a few minutes later than normal. Normal timings departing Cardiff Central and beyond.

     

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

  • GWR – Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Oxford / Bristol Temple Meads

    Amended late night services to / from Didcot Parkway from Monday 12 to Thursday 15 December

    Last updated: 11:38 14/10/2022

    Engineering work is taking place between Didcot Parkway and Swindon each evening, closing some lines.

    • The 23:18 London Paddington to Oxford service will call additionally at Didcot Parkway.
    • The 23:32 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads service will divert between Reading and Bath Spa (via Newbury, not calling). It will not call at Didcot Parkway, Swindon or Chippenham. Rail replacement buses will run between Reading and Swindon / Chippenham, and also between Didcot Parkway and Swindon. A final bus will operate between Swindon and Chippenham, stopping for customers to disembark only at Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

     

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  • GWR – Great Western Railway between Reading and Bedwyn

    Amended early morning trains between Bedwyn and Reading West on Saturday 17 December

    Last updated: 07:20 24/10/2022

    Engineering work is taking place between Reading West and Bedwyn, closing all lines early on Saturday morning.

    As a result:

    • The 05:08 Reading to Bedwyn service will be replaced by an earlier bus.
    • The 05:39 Reading to Bedwyn service will depart later than usual at 05:53, and will run non-stop between Reading West and Newbury, then calling at Kintbury and Hungerford.
    • The 06:08 Bedwyn to Reading service will start from Newbury at 06:25. An earlier​​​​​​​ bus will run from Bedwyn to Newbury to connect with the train.

     

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  • GWR, AW – Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Carmarthen Transport for Wales between Cardiff Central and Carmarthen, and between Carmarthen and Fishguard Harbour / Milford Haven / Pembroke Dock / Shrewsbury

    Buses replace trains to / from Swansea on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 December

    Last updated: 07:31 24/10/2022

    Engineering work is taking place between Swansea and Carmarthen, closing all lines.

    Great Western Railway:

    Trains will not run between Swansea and Carmarthen.

    On Saturday, you can use Transport for Wales services between Swansea and Carmarthen.

    On Sunday, buses will replace trains between Swansea and Carmarthen.

    Transport for Wales:

    Buses will replace trains between Swansea and Carmarthen / Milford Haven / Fishguard Harbour / Pembroke Dock / Whitland / Llandrindod / Llanwrtyd.

    Check before you travel:

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    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.