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.

Amended late night / early morning services between Crewe and Chester from Monday 4 to Friday 8 March

Start date
04/03/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected

Transport for Wales between Milford Haven / Cardiff Central and Crewe / Chester, and also between Birmingham New Street and Chester / Holyhead

TOC(s) affected
Transport for Wales

Engineering work is taking place between Crewe and Chester overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing all lines.

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 21:17 Cardiff Central to Chester service will terminate at Shrewsbury. Customers for stations towards Crewe should travel on the 23:24 Shrewsbury to Crewe train service. Customers for stations towards Chester should use the 23:40 Shrewsbury to Chester train service.
  • The 22:52 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service will terminate at Crewe at 00:10 (Tuesday to Friday). Customers for the Holyhead Ferry should travel on the earlier 23:35 Crewe to Chester bus and the 00:40 Chester to Holyhead train service. A replacement bus will run from Crewe at 00:25 to Chester.
  • The 23:30 Crewe to Chester will run earlier than usual at 23:09.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 04:22 Chester to Birmingham New Street service will start from Crewe at 04:59. Customers from Chester should use the 03:50 bus service from Chester to Crewe.
  • The 04:50 Crewe to Milford Haven service will start from Shrewsbury at 04:50. Customers from Crewe should travel on the 04:50 Crewe to Shrewsbury train service.
  • The 04:55 Chester to Crewe service will run later than usual at 05:30.

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.