Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Amended overnight services between Chester and Crewe from Monday 27 November to Friday 01 December

Start date
27/11/2017  00:00
End date
Route affected

Between Cardiff Central / Birmingham New Street and Chester / Holyhead

TOC(s) affected
Arriva Trains Wales

Engineering work is taking place between Chester and Crewe between 22:30 and 05:30 each night, closing the lines.

Monday to Thursday

The 21:17 Cardiff Central to Chester service will be replaced by a bus between Crewe and Chester.

The 22:55 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service will terminate at Crewe.

The 23:30 Crewe to Chester service will be replaced by a bus.

Tuesday to Friday

The 04:22 Chester to Birmingham New Street service will be replaced by a bus between Chester and Crewe.

The 04:55 Chester to Crewe service will not run. Customers are advised to travel on the 04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe service which will leave Chester at 05:37.

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Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information: 

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.