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 service between Crewe and Chester from 22:00 on Saturday 11 and all day on Sunday 12 August

Start date
11/08/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Arriva Trains Wales between Crewe and Chester / Holyhead and also between Cardiff Central / Birmingham International and Chester

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Chester / Holyhead

TOC(s) affected
Transport for WalesVirgin Trains

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

Arriva Trains Wales

From 22:00 on Saturday and all day on Sunday, buses will replace trains between Crewe and Chester. Please allow for an extended journey time.

Virgin Trains

Trains which run to and from Holyhead will divert between Crewe and Chester, extending journey times.

Trains which run to and from Chester will be amended to not run between Crewe 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.