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 services in the Shrewsbury / Crewe area after 22:00 on Sunday 19 August

Start date
19/08/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Arriva Trains Wales between Cardiff Central / Birmingham International / Shrewsbury / Crewe and Chester

TOC(s) affected
Transport for Wales

Engineering work is taking place between Shrewsbury and Crewe / Chester, closing some lines.

  • The 21:09 Birmingham International to Chester service will be diverted to run via Wrexham.
  • The 21:12 Cardiff Central to Chester service will be diverted via Wrexham, and will not run via Crewe.
  • The 23:00 Chester to Shrewsbury will depart at 23:22, and is diverted via Wrexham.

Customers for stations between Shrewsbury and Crewe should use the replacement bus service between Shrewsbury and Crewe, calling at all stations.

Additionally, the 22:40 Birmingham International to Holyhead service is diverted via Shrewsbury. A replacement bus will run between Wolverhampton, Stafford 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.