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Buses will replace evening trains between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 18 to Friday 22 December 

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Engineering work details

Starts 18 Dec 2023 to 21 Dec 2023

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Northern between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester


Engineering work is taking place between Stockport and Plumley, closing all lines overnight. ​​​​​​​

The 22:10 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will run as normally advertised to Altrincham, then call only at Knutsford, Northwich and Greenbank. A bus will be provide from Altrincham to Chester, calling at all stations normally served by the train.

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.