Future engineering work

PAGE LAST UPDATED: 26/04/2019 05:05. Update now

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 trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester from Monday 1 to Friday 5 April

Start date
01/04/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected

Transport for Wales between Manchester Airport / Manchester Piccadilly and Chester

TOC(s) affected
Transport for Wales

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester via Warrington Bank Quay overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing all lines.

Monday to Thursday:

The 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will be diverted to run via Stockport and Crewe. A replacement bus will also run from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester, calling at all stations usually served by the train.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 00:32 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

The 03:34 Chester to Manchester Airport service will start later than usual at 04:00, and will be diverted to run via Crewe and Styal. This service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

The 05:32 Manchester Airport to Llandudno Junction service will start from Manchester Piccadilly at 05:47.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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.