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 trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester from Monday 27 to Friday 31 August

Start date
27/08/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester / Birmingham International

TOC(s) affected
Transport for Wales

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

Monday to Thursday:

The 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly service terminates at Warrington Bank Quay. A replacement bus service will run between Warrington Bank Quay and Manchester Piccadilly.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 00:32 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will not run. A replacement bus will run between Manchester Piccadilly 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.