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 services between Crewe and Chester from Monday 29 October to Friday 2 November

Start date
29/10/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Between Cardiff Central / Crewe and Chester 

Between Birmingham New Street and Chester / Holyhead

TOC(s) affected
Transport for Wales

Engineering work is taking place each evening from Monday to Friday between Crewe and Chester, closing all lines.

The following alterations will be in place between Monday and Thursday:

  • 21:17 Cardiff Central - Chester will terminate at Shrewsbury. Passengers should then use the 23:31 Shrewsbury to Crewe to connect with replacement road transport on to Chester
  • 22:52 Birmingham New Street - Holyhead will terminate at Crewe. Replacement road transport will then run to Chester where passengers can then connect with the 00:40 train service to Holyhead.
  • 23:30 Crewe - Chester service will run earlier at 23:00. Passengers unable to make this should use replacement road transport between these stations.


The following alterations will be in place between Tuesday and Friday:

  • 04:22 Chester - Birmingham New Street will start at Crewe at 04:59. Passengers should use road transport from Chester to connect with this service.
  • 04:55 Chester - Crewe will NOT run. Passengers are advised to travel on the 04:38 Llandudno Junction - Crewe service.


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.