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.

Buses replace trains each evening between Shrewsbury and Chester from Monday 18 June and Thursday 21 June

Start date
18/06/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Arriva Trains Wales between Birmingham New Street / Wolverhampton / Shrewsbury and Chester / Manchester Piccadilly

TOC(s) affected
Transport for Wales

Engineering work is taking place between Shrewsbury and Chester each evening after 22:00 from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing all lines.

The 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will start from Chester. A replacement bus service will run between Shrewsbury and Manchester Piccadilly, departing Shrewsbury at 22:30.

The 22:28 Chester to Wolverhampton service will start from Shrewsbury. A replacement bus will run between Chester and Wolverhampton, and will not connect with this train.

The 22:37 Shrewsbury to Chester service will not run. A replacement bus will operate between these stations.

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.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.