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 Chester and Bangor on Sunday 15 April

Start date
15/04/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Arriva Trains Wales between Cardiff Central / Birmingham International / Birmingham New Street / Crewe and Holyhead

Virgin Trains between London Euston / Crewe and Holyhead

TOC(s) affected
Arriva Trains WalesVirgin Trains

Engineering work is taking place between Chester and Bangor, closing all lines.

Arriva Trains Wales:

Replacement buses will run between Chester and Bangor. An amended train service will be in operation between Bangor and Holyhead.

Virgin Trains:

Services to / from Holyhead will terminate / start at Chester. Customers travelling to Holyhead can use Arriva Trains Wales replacement buses to Bangor, and train services between Bangor and Holyhead.

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.