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 evening trains between Shrewsbury and Crewe on Sunday 11 August

Start date
11/08/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Transport for Wales between Birmingham International / Cardiff Central / Shrewsbury and Chester / Holyhead

TOC(s) affected
Transport for Wales

Engineering work is taking place between Shrewsbury and Crewe on Sunday evening, closing all lines.

As a result:

  • The 21:12 Cardiff Central to Chester service will be diverted to run via Wrexham General, and not running via Crewe. A replacement bus will run from Shrewsbury to Chester via Crewe, calling at all stations.
  • The 21:08 Birmingham International to Chester service will be diverted to run via Wrexham General. Customers travelling to Crewe should change at Shrewsbury for a replacement bus to Crewe. Customers travelling from Crewe to Chester should use the 23:38 Crewe to Chester service instead.
  • The 22:40 Birmingham International to Holyhead service will be retimed to depart Crewe 9 minutes later than usual.
  • The 23:00 Chester to Shrewsbury service will depart Chester at 23:22, and will be diverted via Wrexham General. Replacement buses will run between Chester and Crewe, and also Crewe and Shrewsbury.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.