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 service between Chester and Crewe from Monday 15 to Friday 19 April

Start date
15/04/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected

Between Cardiff Central / Chester / Birmingham New Street / Milford Haven and Crewe, and also between Birmingham New Street and Holyhead

TOC(s) affected
Transport for Wales

Engineering work is taking place between between Chester and Crewe from 23:30 on Monday 15, Tuesday 16 and Thursday 18 April, closing some lines.

On Monday, Tuesday and Thursday the following alterations are in place:

21:17 Cardiff Central to Chester service will terminate at Shrewsbury at 23:17. Customers for Chester should travel on the 23:40 Shrewsbury to Chester service. Customers from Crewe and intermediate stops should travel on the 23:27 Shrewsbury to Crewe service.

22:52 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service will terminate at Crewe at 00:10. Customers for Holyhead Ferry should travel earlier.

23:30 Crewe to Chester service will run earlier at 23:06. A 23:35 replacement bus service will replace this service and provide a connection into an additional 00:40 Chester to Holyhead service.

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday the following alterations are in place:

04:22 Chester to Birmingham New Street service will start from Crewe at 04:59. Customers from Chester should travel on the earlier 03:50 road replacement transport.

04:50 Crewe to Milford Haven service will start from Shrewsbury at 05:36. An additional 04:50 Crewe to Shrewsbury trains will connect into this service at Shrewsbury.

Please note that trains running on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning will run as normal, and will not be affected by this engineering work.

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.