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 overnight midweek Transport for Wales service between Manchester and Chester from Monday 15 until Friday 19 October

Start date
15/10/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Transport for Wales between Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Airport and Chester / Birmingham International

TOC(s) affected
Transport for Wales

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester and Chester, closing some lines overnight.

The following alterations will apply each night, Monday to Friday morning:

  • The 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly service terminates at Chester. A bus will be provided from Chester to Manchester Piccadilly.
  • The 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will be diverted via Styal and Crewe and will be unable to call at intermediate stations. A bus will be provided to run between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester.
  • 00:32 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will be cancelled and replaced by a bus throughout.
  • 03:36 Chester to Manchester Airport service will start at the later time of 04:00. The train will divert via Crewe and Styal and terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

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.