Coronavirus: Train companies to run reduced services

Train operators serving Wales have announced emergency alterations to their weekday timetables as of today (23rd March 2020) due to a drop in passenger numbers as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

It’s best to check ahead if you’re planning to use public transport (including buses).

The advice is that public transport will continue to run in some form. Although transport companies are taking measures to protect staff and passengers (extra cleaning, hand sanitisers etc.), you should avoid using public transport if you’re ill.

Refunds will be available for advance tickets.

Transport for Wales

  • Sunday operating hours will be applied across the entire Wales & Borders network, with some additional services during morning and evening rush hour – more details available here.
  • NHS staff can use Transport for Wales services for free (with a valid NHS ID card) until April 30th 2020.

Great Western Railway (South Wales Mainline)

  • Swansea to London Paddington services will be reduced to hourly services in either direction at all times during the day.
  • Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour and Cardiff Central to Taunton will run as a service every two hours.

Avanti West Coast (North Wales Mainline)

  • Only one train per day will run between Holyhead and London Euston in either direction.

Arriva Cross Country

  • Hourly service between Cardiff Central and Nottingham continues.


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