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 Holyhead on Sunday 22 April

Start date
22/04/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Arriva Trains Wales between Cardiff Central / Birmingham International / Birmingham New Street / Manchester Piccadilly and Holyhead

Virgin Trains between London Euston / Crewe and Holyhead

TOC(s) affected
Transport for WalesVirgin Trains

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

Arriva Trains Wales:

Replacement buses will run between Chester and Holyhead.

Virgin Trains:

Train services will start from / terminate at Chester. Customers travelling between Chester and Holyhead can use their tickets on Arriva Trains Wales services between Chester 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 checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages


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.