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Buses replace late night trains between Shrewsbury and Chester from Monday 1 to Thursday 4 April 

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Engineering work details

Starts 01 Apr 2024 to 04 Apr 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

21:08 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly

23:40 Shrewsbury to Chester


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

As a result the following amendments will apply:

  • The 21:08 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly service will divert via Crewe. Also to terminate at Chester due to alternative possession. Replacement bus to operate between Shrewsbury and Chester and Chester to Manchester.

  • The 23:40 Shrewsbury to Chester will divert via Crewe with a rail replacement bus between Shrewsbury and Chester.

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.