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.

Buses replace trains between Crewe and Chester from 23:30 each night Monday 8 until Thursday 11 January

Start date
08/01/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Cardiff Central / Crewe to Chester

Birmingham New Street to Chester / Holyhead

TOC(s) affected
Arriva Trains Wales

Engineering work is taking place between Crewe and Chester, closing the line each night from 23:30.

Monday to Thursday (nights)

21:17 Cardiff Central to Chester service will terminate at Crewe. A bus will run between Crewe and Chester. If you are travelling to Chester, you could change at Shrewsbury and connect with an alternative train service to Chester.

22:55 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service will terminate at Crewe. A bus will run between Crewe and Chester. An additional train will run from Chester to Holyhead.

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

Tuesday to Friday (mornings)

04:22 Chester to Birmingham New Street service will start from Crewe at 04:59. An earlier replacement bus will depart Chester to connect with this service.

04:55 Chester to Crewe will not run. Customers should travel on the 04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe train service.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner


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.