23.03.20 / 10AM NEW - NHS staff travel for free
Transport for Wales has said all NHS staff can travel on its rail services for free from today
23-03.20 / 10AM NEW - Commuters to get refund on rail season tickets
Commuters with rail season tickets will receive a refund if they choose to stay at home during the coronavirus outbreak, the UK government has promised.
Great Western Railway and Transport for Wales will cut the number of trains they operate during the coronavirus pandemic. The train companies said this was due to the Government's advice to avoid non-essential travel. But it said it will continue services which are critical for transporting key workers.
The new Great Western Railway and Transport for Wales timetables start on Monday, March 23 until further notice. It said some changes are also expected to services this weekend.It is expected that GWR services between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads, and between London Paddington and South Wales, will run hourly.
Services between London Paddington and Plymouth will continue to operate every hour, and customers will be able to connect for services to/from Cornwall.
Services on regional lines and branch lines will operate on a revised timetable.
You can check your journey here - http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/planjourney/search
Also from Monday Transport for Wales will be moving to a timetable designed to reflect the reduced number of travellers, whilst also providing transport for those key workers. This action aims to balance the current significantly reduced levels of passenger demand as people follow the guidelines to socially isolate.
This contingency measure will help to ensure there are enough staff to keep services running over the coming weeks and months.
You can check Transport for Wales journey here - https://tfwrail.wales/homepage
The news follows Cardiff Bus' decision to run Saturday timetables across the majority of its services from Monday.
All services will follow the Saturday service timetables from Monday March 23 with the exception of the 12, 15, 64, 65, 65A, 98 and Cardiff MET M1, M2, M3, M4. A shuttle bus will run between Wood Street and University Hospital of Wales to connect customers on service 95 with the hospital.
Bus operator urges customers to use contactless payments.
You can find the latest time here on Cardiff Bus Website - https://www.cardiffbus.com/coronavirus