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 late night / early morning Arriva Trains Wales from Monday 3 to Friday 7 September

Start date
03/09/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Between Birmingham International and Manchester Piccadilly

TOC(s) affected
Transport for Wales

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester and Chester each evening, closing various lines.

The 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will terminate at Chester,  a replacement bus service will be in operation between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester will depart later at 23:20 and then be diverted via Northwich.  A replacement bus service will operate between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester.

The 00:32 Manchester to Chester will not run, a replacement bus service will be in operation.

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.