Rail services in Powys will be reduced or cancelled due to the poor weather expected from Storm Ciarán.

Transport for Wales has said that trains on the Heart of Wales line will be cancelled tomorrow (November 2) with the Cambrian line running an amended timetable due to the impact of Storm Ciaran.

A spokesperson for Transport for Wales said: “There will be no services on the Heart of Wales line between Swansea and Shrewsbury on Thursday November 2.”

“On the Cambrian line an amended timetable will be in place with pre-planned bus replacement services between Aberystwyth and Machynlleth and train services between Machynlleth and Shrewsbury running every two hours instead of hourly.


“No rail replacement services are available on the Heart of Wales line and passengers are being advised not to travel on this route.”

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Transport for Wales confirmed that “services on the Heart of Wales line will not reopen until late Friday morning at the earliest, as safety checks will need to be completed before passenger services can resume”.

They added that “speed restrictions will also be in place on several routes across the Wales and Borders network as a result of the forecasted extreme winds and rain, meaning journeys may take longer than usual and there may be short-notice alterations or cancellations to services”.

Tickets for Thursday 2 November can be used on Friday 3 November and ticket acceptance with other operators may be available, passengers should check tfw.wales for the latest information.