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Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Crewe and Chester on Tuesday 21 and Thursday 23 November 

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Engineering work details

Starts 21 Nov 2023 to 23 Nov 2023

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Transport for Wales services between Cardiff Central / Shrewsbury / Crewe and Chester


Engineering work is taking place between Crewe and Chester, closing all lines overnight. ​​​​​​​

From 23:30 until the end of service on Tuesday and Thursday nights, buses will replace trains between Crewe and Chester.

Additionally, the 21:15 Cardiff Central to Chester (via Crewe) service will be diverted to run via Wrexham.

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.