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Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Chester and Liverpool South Parkway / Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 11 to Friday 15 March 

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Engineering work details

Starts 11 Mar 2024 to 15 Mar 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Northern between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly

Transport for Wales between Liverpool Lime Street / Holyhead / Chester and Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Airport

Description

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

Transport for Wales:

Tuesday to Friday:

From 23:25 until 05:00 each morning, buses will replace trains between Chester and Liverpool South Parkway / Manchester Piccadilly.

Northern:

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 22:10 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will run as normal to Altrincham, then call only at Knutsford, Northwich and Greenbank. A rail replacement bus service will run between Altrincham and Chester calling at all stations.

  • The 22:52 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly service will be bus replaced throughout.

  • The 23:13 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will be bus replaced throughout

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Please be advised that, on occasion, replacement vehicles may be busier than usual, and you should allow extra time for your journey.