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 evening services in the Shrewsbury / Wrexham / Chester area from Monday 12 to Thursday 15 August

Start date
12/08/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected

Transport for Wales between Wrexham Central / Wrexham General and Bidston, and also between Birmingham International / Wolverhampton / Shrewsbury and Chester / Manchester Piccadilly

TOC(s) affected
Transport for Wales

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

As a result:

Chester - Shrewsbury:

  • The 21:06 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly service will divert after Shrewsbury via Crewe to Chester, where the train will terminate at 23:41. An additional 23:22 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly service will run. A replacement bus will run between Shrewsbury and Chester via Wrexham General.
  • The 22:28 Chester to Wolverhampton service will start from Shrewsbury. A replacement bus will run between Chester and Wolverhampton via Wrexham General.
  • The 23:40 Shrewsbury to Chester service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

Wrexham General / Central - Bidston:

  • The 21:55 Wrexham Central to Bidston service will terminate at Wrexham General. A replacement bus will run between Wrexham General and Bidston.
  • The 22:56 Bidston to Wrexham general service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

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.