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 Crewe and Chester from Monday 25 June and Friday 29 June

Start date
25/06/2018  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 Crewe and Chester each evening after 23:30 from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing all lines.

Monday, Wednesday & Friday

The 04:22 Chester to Birmingham New Street starts at Crewe Passengers should travel on the earlier bus service at 03:50 for a connection to Birmingham New Street.

Monday to Thursday

The 21:17 Cardiff Central to Chester terminates at Crewe. A replacement bus service will be in operation between Crewe and Chester, customers for Chester should change at Shrewsbury.

The 22:55 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead terminates at Crewe, customers for Holyhead should travel on the earlier 23:35 bus service from Crewe to Chester for a connection to Holyhead.

The 23:30 Crewe to Chester train service will be replaced by a bus service.

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.