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 23 to Friday 27 July

Start date
23/07/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Arriva Trains Wales between Birmingham International / Chester and Manchester Piccadilly

TOC(s) affected
Arriva Trains Wales

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday

As a result, the 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will terminate at Chester. Replacement buses will run between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester will be diverted via Northwich. A replacement bus will operate between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:32  Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will not run, and will be replaced by a bus.

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