Transport for Wales

The train drivers' union ASLEF has announced strike action at 16 Train Operating Companies (not including TfW) between Friday 5 April - Monday 8 April and a ban on overtime from Thursday 4 April to Saturday 6 April and Monday 8 April to Tuesday 9 April.

Transport for Wales (TfW) is not involved in industrial action by members of the train driver’s union ASLEF.

TfW services will be running but other train operators' services across the whole of Wales, England and Scotland will be limited. Some of our services are likely to be extremely busy as a result of the severely-reduced timetable put in place by other operators.

The following dates are affected by this industrial action:

  • Friday 5 April (Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Railway and West Midlands Trains)
  • Saturday 6 April (Chiltern, GWR, LNER, Northern and TransPennine Trains)
  • Monday 8 April (c2c, Greater Anglia, GTR Great Northern Thameslink, Southeastern, Southern/Gatwick Express, South Western Railway and SWR Island Line)

Please check your entire journey, including services operated by other rail operators as their service level may differ to Transport for Wales.

Unfortunately, we are unable to update the Traveline Cymru Journey Planner, Timetable and Travel Map page to reflect real time information regarding bus and rail services affected by the Industrial Action.

Disruptions are expected on the days prior and after the industrial action. Due to the large-scale disruption on rail and bus, it is possible that road and bus travel will be impacted. Please expect busy services, delays, and cancellations.

  • Visit the Transport for Wales website for further information here.
  • To check the situation on the roads, please visit Traffic Wales.
  • For information about the situation on the Severn Bridge, visit the Severn Bridge website.
  • Follow us on Twitter @TravelineCymru as we tweet and retweet Industrial Action updates.
  • If in doubt, please contact your operator directly, contact details here.