Timetable change from Monday 13 September 2021 – check before you travel
We’re introducing new timetables across our network from Monday 13 September 2021.
Check your journey plans online:
Significant timetable changes September 2021
- From Monday 13 September 2021 there’ll be some re-timings and amendments to some of our services.
- Valleys services: An increase to two Treherbert, Merthyr and Aberdare services per hour and extra Ystrad Mynach and Bargoed services.
- Barry Island / Penarth: An increase to three Barry Island services per hour and four Penarth services per hour.
- City Line / Coryton line: An increase to two services per hour. However due to essential restoration work to a town centre railway bridge, there will be no direct services* between Coryton and Radyr. Services will run between Coryton and Cardiff Bay and between Radyr and Cardiff Central. Please use other services to connect between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Central.
* with the exception of the direct 0745 Coryton to Radyr and 1459 Radyr to Coryton services (Monday – Friday).
- Cardiff Bay shuttle: 0807 Cardiff Queen Street to Cardiff Bay and the 0814 Cardiff Bay to Cardiff Queen Street will run as a rail replacement bus service (Monday – Friday).
- Cambrian Line: rail replacement buses will run between Pwllheli and Machynlleth due to essential restoration work to Barmouth Viaduct. Rail replacement bus stop locations will change at selected stations to improve journey times and bus timetables will vary throughout this period due to roadworks in the area. Please check at station or online for more details.
- Holyhead – Cardiff: Direct services between Holyhead and Cardiff will be reintroduced increasing services along the Marches between Cardiff and Shrewsbury. The 1650 Holyhead – Cardiff Central will call additionally at Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Abergele and Pensarn, Prestatyn and Flint
- Wrexham – Bidston: 1234 Wrexham General – Bidston, 1334 Bidston – Wrexham General will run as a rail replacement bus services Tuesday – Thursday due to driver training.
- Extra service stops: Services previously timetabled to call at Conwy upon request will be re-instated, increased services will stop at Prees and Yorton and Sunday services will call again at local stations between Shrewsbury and Birmingham.
- Please check journey plans before you travel for any changes to train times, platform changes and connections with other train operators’ services as timetables are changing across the whole of the UK rail network.
September 2021 Timetables booklets
Due to late notice improvements to train times, the issue of timetable booklets and some station posters has been delayed.
- Daily, weekly or longer duration timetables for your chosen journey can also be downloaded here.
- Find details about planned improvement work on our network, not included in the pocket timetables.
- You must wear a face covering on our trains unless you’re exempt. Guidance on wearing face coverings available here.
- You can find out before you travel which of our trains typically have plenty of space for social distancing and which ones may be full with our Capacity Checker.