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 overnight trains between Crewe and Chester from Monday 17 to Friday 21 September

Start date
17/09/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Arriva Trains Wales between Birmingham New Street / Crewe and Chester

TOC(s) affected
Transport for Wales

Engineering work is taking place overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing all lines between 23:30 and 05:30.

Monday to Thursday:

The 23:30 Crewe to Chester service will run earlier than usual, at 23:00. A replacement bus will run at 23:35 from Crewe to Chester.

The 22:52 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service will terminate at Crewe, with replacement buses running between Crewe and Chester. Customers for stations between Chester and Holyhead should use earlier services.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 04:22 Chester to Birmingham New Street service will start from Crewe, a replacement bus will run between Chester and Crewe. 

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.