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Travelling in the South Wales area between Christmas – New Year 2016?

Network Rail Improvement Work from 22:00 Saturday 24 December 2016 until 04:00 Tuesday 3 January 2017

Network Rail is undertaking essential modernisation work in the South Wales area which will affect both local Cardiff and Valleys services and mainline services (Arriva Trains Wales, GWR and Cross Country services between Newport and Bridgend.)

How will it affect your journey?

Saturday 24 December - No train services after 22:00

Sunday 25 December - No train services

Monday 26 December - No train services

Tuesday 27 December -

Cardiff Central - Cardiff Queen Street - No services will run between Cardiff Queen St and Cardiff Central stations

Newport - Bridgend services - a rail replacement bus service will run

Rhymney Line services - a rail replacement bus service will run to Cardiff Central.

Aberdare/Merthyr / Treherbert services - trains will run to and from Pontypridd with a rail replacement bus service running between Pontypridd to Cardiff Central every 15 minutes.

Barry Island Services - a rail replacement bus service will run between Cardiff Central to Barry Island

Penarth Services - no services will run between Cardiff and Penarth.  Ticket acceptance has been agreed with Cardiff Bus.

City Line - no services will run. Ticket acceptance has been agreed with Cardiff Bus.

Coryton Services - A shuttle train service will run between Heath Low level and Coryton

Ebbw Valley Services - trains will run into and out of Newport Station with a rail replacement bus service between Newport and Cardiff.

Wednesday 28 December

Cardiff Central - Cardiff Queen Street - No services will run between Cardiff Queen St and Cardiff Central stations

Newport - Bridgend services - a rail replacement bus service will run

Rhymney Line services - a rail replacement bus service will run to and from Cardiff Central.

Aberdare/Merthyr / Treherbert services - trains will run to Pontypridd with a rail replacement bus service running between Pontypridd and Cardiff Central every 15 minutes.

Barry Island Services - a rail replacement bus service will run between Cardiff Central to Barry Island

Penarth Services - no services will run between Cardiff and Penarth.  Ticket acceptance has been agreed with Cardiff Bus.

City Line - no services will run. Ticket acceptance has been agreed with Cardiff Bus.

Coryton services - A shuttle train service will run between Heath Low level and Coryton

Ebbw Valley Services - trains will run into and out of Newport Station with a rail replacement bus service between Newport and Cardiff.

Thursday 29 December

Ebbw Valley Services - trains will run between Ebbw Vale Town and Newport Station.

Gloucester services - trains will run between Gloucester and Newport Station. 

Friday 30 December

Ebbw Valley Services - trains will run between Ebbw Vale Town and Newport Station to connect with Cardiff to Newport services.  

Gloucester services - trains will run between Gloucester and Newport Station. 

Saturday 31 December

Ebbw Valley Services - trains will run between Ebbw Vale Town and Newport Station to connect with Cardiff to Newport services.   

Gloucester services - trains will run between Gloucester and Newport Station. 

Sunday 1 January 2017

Cardiff to Newport services - a rail replacement bus service will run

There are no local Cardiff and Valleys services

Cardiff and Bridgend services - trains will be diverted around the Vale of Glamorgan line (calling at Barry, Rhoose and Llantwit Major) then onwards towards West Wales (GWR services will run between Swansea and Bridgend)

West Wales services will call at ALL stations between Bridgend and Swansea.

Bridgend -Pencoed -Llanharan -Pontyclun -Cardiff   - A rail replacement bus service will run

Ebbw Valley services - a rail replacement bus service will run between Pye Corner and Cardiff Central.  Ebbw trains will run between Ebbw Vale Town and Newport with bus connections at Pye Corner for Cardiff.

Monday 2 January 2017

Cardiff Central - Cardiff Queen Street - No services will run between Cardiff Queen St and Cardiff Central stations

Cardiff to Newport services - a rail replacement bus service will run

Cardiff to Bridgend services - trains will be diverted around the Vale of Glamorgan line (calling at Barry, Rhoose and Llantwit Major) then onwards towards West Wales. (GWR services will run between Swansea and Bridgend)

West Wales services will call at all stations between Bridgend and Swansea.

Bridgend - Pencoed - Llanharan -Pontyclun - Cardiff   - A rail replacement bus service will run

Rhymney / Treherbert services - trains will start and terminate at Cardiff Bay

Aberdare / Merthyr services - trains will start and terminate at Cardiff Central

Barry Island services - trains will start and terminate at Cardiff Central

Penarth Services - no services will run between Cardiff and Penarth.  Ticket acceptance has been agreed with Cardiff Bus.

Ebbw Valley services - trains will run between Ebbw Vale Town and Newport Station to connect with Cardiff to Newport rail replacement bus services. 

City Line - no services will run. Ticket acceptance has been agreed with Cardiff Bus.

Coryton services - A shuttle train service will run between Heath Low level and Coryton