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 trains between Crewe and Chester on Sunday 16 September

Start date
16/09/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Arriva Trains Wales between Birmingham International / Crewe and Chester / Holyhead

Virgin Trains between London Euston / Crewe 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:

Buses will replace trains between Crewe and Chester. Long distance services will be diverted to run on alternative lines.

Virgin Trains:

An amended timetable will be in operation, with the following trains running between London Euston and Crewe only:

  • 10:55 Holyhead to London Euston.
  • 11:28 Chester to London Euston.
  • 15:08 London Euston to Chester.
  • 16:08 London Euston to Chester.
  • 17:35 Chester to London Euston
  • 18:35 Chester to London Euston.


Other services between London Euston / Crewe and Chester / Holyhead will be diverted to run via an alternative route between Crewe and Chester, extending journey times. These trains will be retimed, and may leave stations earlier or later than usual.

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.