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 late night / early morning trains between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 19 to Friday 23 March

Start date
19/03/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

between Birmingham International / Llandudno Junction / Chester and Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Airport

TOC(s) affected
Arriva Trains Wales

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester and Chester each night from 23:25 on Monday until 05:35 on Friday morning.

The 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly service will terminate at Chester. A replacement bus will run between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester will be diverted to run via Crewe. A replacement bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly and Chester.

The 00:32 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will not run, a replacement bus will run calling at all stations.

The 03:36 Chester to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

The 05:33 Manchester Airport to Llandudno Junction service will start from Manchester Piccadilly.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here.


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.