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 Arriva Trains Wales service from Monday 26 to Friday 30 March

Start date
26/03/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Between Wrexham and Bidston

Between Wolverhampton and Chester / Manchester Piccadilly

TOC(s) affected
Arriva Trains Wales

Engineering work is taking place between Shrewsbury and Chester after 22:20 each night, closing some lines.

The 22:09 Wrexham to Bidston and the 22:56 Bidston to Wrexham will not run. A replacement bus service will be in operation.

The 22:28 Chester to Wolverhampton starts from Shrewsbury at 23:28.  A replacement bus service will be in operation between Chester and Wolverhampton calling at all stations, stations between Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton will be set down only.

A 22:30 Shrewsbury to Manchester Piccadilly bus service will call all stations to Manchester, stops between Chester and Manchester will be set down only.

The 23:37 Shrewsbury to Chester will not run. A replacement bus service will be in operation between Shrewsbury and Chester.  

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.