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 midweek service between Crewe and Chester from Monday 19 until Thursday 22 February

Start date
19/02/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Cardiff Central / Crewe to Chester

Birmingham New Street to Holyhead

Chester to Birmingham New Street

TOC(s) affected
Arriva Trains Wales

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

Monday to Thursday

The 21:17 Cardiff Central to Chester service will terminate at Crewe. A bus will be provided between Crewe and Chester. Through customers for Chester should change at Shrewsbury.

The 22:55 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service will terminate at Crewe. Customers for Holyhead should connect with a bus which departs at 23:35 for Chester. A train will then depart Chester for Holyhead.

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

Tuesday to Friday

The 04:22 Chester to Birmingham New Street service will be replaced by a bus between Chester and Crewe. The bus will depart at the earlier time 03:50 to maintain the connection at Crewe.

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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.