Rail passengers are being urged to plan ahead and check before they travel this Easter with some timetable amendments in place across the Wales and Borders network.
Transport for Wales (TfW) will be carrying out infrastructure upgrades across the Core Valleys Lines network for the South Wales Metro, resulting in buses replacing rail services on some routes.
Buses are replacing trains between:
- Pontypridd and Cardiff Central on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 April.
- Pontypridd and Treherbert late on Sunday 9 until Thursday 13 April.
- Ystrad Mynach and Rhymney from late on Monday 10 to Thursday 13 April.
This is the start of a series of closures to lines across the Valleys network over the coming weeks for transformation work to take place, including the closure of the line between Pontypridd and Treherbert from 30 April until early 2024.
Throughout April and May, as part of the commissioning of new signalling as part of South Wales Metro, there will also be significant changes to services affecting Cardiff to Pontypridd, Merthyr and Aberdare lines.