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Chester Station (Code CTR)

City Road
No Direct Number please use Arriva Switchboard

Station Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Station Open Monday-Friday 22 Hours, Closed for cleaning 1am - 3am
Waiting Rooms are available
Station closes 12 Midnight at Weekends
When the station is closed the gates are locked at the front
Ticket Office Open Monday-Friday 05:45 to 23:00 Saturday 06:30 to 22:30 Sunday 07:30 to 22:00

Carriage Shed Events 2017 Carriage Shed Events 2017

Chester Christmas Food & Drink Festival
Chester Christmas Food & Drink Festival
Carriage Shed City Road (Next to Chester Railway Station) CH1 3DR Chester
16th December 2017 Ė 17th December 2017

Where better to start your Christmas festivities than at Chesterís Christmas Food and Drink Festival?
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th of December 2017 sees Chesterís first annual Christmas Food & Drink Festival.
A festive offering of the finest hot foods, including bratwurst, vegan foods, pizza, paella, crepes and many more festive offerings, along with an array of bars serving everything from world gins and fizz to real ales and mulled wine. To keep you entertained there will be a program of live music including an oompah band, carol singers & live acoustic performers. There will be something to keep all ages entertained and will be a great way to kick-start your festive season the weekend before Christmas.
Held in a fantastic location in The Carriage Shed right next to Chester train station, the stunning old Victorian building makes for the perfect setting for this event.
The great news is it's totally free to enter. Open from 12pm until 9:30pm on the Saturday and 12pm to 9pm on the Sunday 17th December.

Chester Railway Station Front Chester Railway Station Main Hall

Chester Station is the main railway station in Chester. It is located on City Road 10 minutes walk into the city.

Avis Car Hire is less than one minutes walk away if you turn right as you come out of the station and head from Brook Street. Chester Station is owned and maintained by Arriva Trains Wales.

New Chester Railway Station Improvements

Work has recently been completed on installing new display boards, a new ticket office, new automatic ticket machines and barriers. And also a new Costa Coffee outlet.

New display boards at Chester Station

New Automatic Ticket Machine at Chester Station

City Rail Link Bus Service
From Chester Station to
Frodsham Street (City Centre)

News - Please note from 2016 during works on Frodsham Street the bus will drop off at the Argos Bus Stop in Chester City Centre.

Disabled Bus has am extending wheelchair ramp

New There is a £1 Each Way Bus Service which runs from directly outside the station to Chester City Centre (Frodsham Street).
Changes to free Chester City Rail Link bus. Please click for more information

From 21 November 2011 the City Rail Link bus contract comes to an end and will be replaced by a commercial service operated by Aintree Coachline charging £1 each way for adults.

On the new service up to two children will be able to travel free if travelling with an adult, otherwise the fare will be 65p. Free or reduced fare travel will be available for those customers who are eligible and have valid concessionary travel.

Service operates every 6 minutes from the Railway Station Entance to Frodsham Street Mondays to Saturdays

Rail Link Bus Service Drop Off Point is at the Start of Frodsham Street in Chester City Centre main shopping area.
2012 Timetable on Bus Stop
Click here for the PDF Timetable from Cheshire West and Chester Council

City Rail Link Bus Service 40 Aintree Coachline
Chester Railway Station - Chester City Centre (Circular)
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City Link Service 40 First Bus 7:30am Last Bus 7:00pm Monday to Saturday. Every 10 minutes from 8am to 6pm. Reduced service on a Sunday.
Chester Station Bus Stop outside the Entrance for Number 40

Chester Zoo Shuttle Bus

The Shuttle Mini Bus running from the front of Chester Railway Station to Chester Zoo

Service not operating as of yet in 2012

Black Cab Taxi Rank just outside the station. Well stocked with Taxis.
Chester Station
Information BOard outside Chester Station

Chester Station Shops

William Hill Betting Shop

Chester Station William Hill

Flower Seller

Chester Station Flower Seller

Costa Coffee @ Chester Station
Run by Caterleisure Service LTD
01244 311 116
New Costa Coffee at Chester Station

W. H. Smiths

Station Entrance

The Web Master has Visited this establishment Date Visited 22nd December 2017
Chester Station Entrace W. H. Smiths

Thrifty Car Hire

Thrifty Car Hire are launching a meet and greet Car Hire Service from Chester Station Soon
Thrifty Car Hire

Avis / Budget

128 Brook St
0870 608 6330

Black Cabs
Need a Taxi in Chester ?
01244 458 458
Welcome to CHESTER TAXICALL All your transport needs in one place. 5, 6 or 7 seat Taxi service in Chester Credit or Debit cards accepted Domestic or Commercial customers Taxis always available at Chester Station 24 Hour Service Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles 5, 6,7, or 8 seat Black Cab Taxi service in Chester Domestic or Commercial customers Taxis always available at Chester Station 24 Hour Service Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles The Only credit card cab co in Chester All your transport needs in one place.

Chester Station Black Cab Service

Chester Station 1 Chester Station 2

The Ticket Office
Chester Station Ticket Office

Victorian Engineering
Chester Station waiting for the Manchester Train

Train leaving for Holyhead
Chester Station Holyhead Train

Train arriving from Liverpool
Chester Station liverpool Train

Thomas Brassey

Thomas Brassey Information

Chester Station Thomas Thomas Brassey 1805 - 2005 Bicentenary

Thomas Brassey was born just outside Chester in 1805. He was the foremost railway contractor of the 19th century and at one time employed over 85,000 workers. He built Chester Station in 1848 and also the railway lines from Chester to Crewe, Holyhead, Birkenhead and Shrewsbury. Thomas had an international reputation and examples of his work are to be seen throughout the world. In Chester Thomas Brassey's name is recalled in Brassey Street and in Thomas Brassey Court (off Lightfoot Street). There is a bust of Thomas Brassey in the St. Erasmus Chapel in Chester Cathedral. And also in the Grosvenor Museum.

Bust of Thomas Brassey in the Grosvenor Museum
Bust of Thomas Brassey in the Grosvenor Museum

Thomas Brassey memorial in Chester Cathedral
Thomas Brassey memorial in Chester Cathedral
Cycle Storage behind the ticket office
Cycle Storage behind the ticket office

Sign outside Chester Station

There is a Black Cab taxi rank outside Chester Railway Station on the left in front of Queens Hotel.
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Chester Station Black Cab Taxi Rank

There are street maps available to purchase from vending machines at the Entrance to Chester Railway Station

The Platforms

Platform 1 for Crewe
Chester Station Platform 1 for Crewe

Platform 2 for Birmingham
Chester Station Platform 2 for Birmingham

Platform 3a / 3 / 3b for Holyhead Llandudno and North Wales
Chester Station Platform 3a / 3 / 3b for Holyhead Llandudno and North Wales

Platform 4a / 4b for London and Manchester
Chester Station Platform 4a / 4b for London and Manchester
Chester Station 1
Chester Station 2

Platform 5 for Manchester via Stockport
Chester Station 3

Platform 6 for Manchester via Stockport
Chester Station 4

Platform 7 / 7a / 7b for Liverpool
Mersey Rail
Chester Station 5
Chester Station 6

Mersey Rail Operate trains to Liverpool Central every 30 minutes 15 and 45 on the hour 6am - 11:45pm approx.
Click here for more information from Mersey Rail.

Car Parking Car Parking

New New Hoole Bridge Public Car Park 24 hour parking for Chester Railway Staton.

New Chester Station East Car Park opened 8th June 2014 behind the old one.

Chester Station has two pay and display car parks. East and West Car Parks located at either end of the road outside.

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Old Chester Station East Car Park 1
Chester Station West Car Park 2

Chester Station at night

Chester Station Live Departure Board

New Carriage Shed

New public realm area leading to the new business quarter.

Carriage Shed

Hotels within a few minutes walk of the station

Lloyds of ChesterLloyds of Chester. A new Hotel near Chester Railway Station

Lloyds of Chester

Lloyds Of Chester Hotel
Brook Street
01244 325 838
Fax 01244 317 491

Welcome to Lloyds of Chester Hotel, a boutique family owned and run hotel, conveniently located near the train station in the heart of the historic city of Chester.

We believe in the personal touch and as Lloyds has been owned by the same family for over twenty years we have plenty of experience and knowledge of Chester and the surrounding area that we will be only too happy to share with you.

At Lloyds our philosophy is simple we provide a high standard of service and accommodation at an affordable price in a city centre location.

Rooms from £40

Click here for the Lloyds Guest House Information Leaflet

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Best Western Queen Hotel
AA RatingStarStarStarStar Queen Hotel, Near Chester Railway Station. Click here to Book On-Line
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Cost £60 - £99 Per Room

Close to Chester Station Opposite Chester Railway Station

The Best Western Queen Hotel

City Road
Tel : 01244 305 000
Fax : 01244 318 483
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The Queen hotel has enjoyed a multi-million pound transformation, making it one of the finest 4 star hotels in the North of England.

Leave the M53 at A56 Junction. Go straight on at Hoole roundabout turn left at the main traffic lights heading for Chester Railway Station. Straight over the mini roundabout facing the station you will find access to our Hotel Car Park. If approaching from any other route then follow signs for Chester Railway Station.

BT Open Zone WiFi Internet Access

Parking Own Car Park £6 24 Hours
Bedrooms 128 Bedrooms
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The Queen Hotel located directly across from the main line Chester Railway Station opened on the 21st April 1860 costing 29 000.00 built in the Italian style upon a beautiful piece of ground with sumptuous furnishings a beautiful garden and offering the quietest and most spacious first class Hotel in Chester 21st July 1860 . This prestigious hotel has had many celebrities and dignitaries through its doors including Charles Dickens Lilly Langtry and Cecil Rhodes who it is thought made his plans for Rhodesia whilst taking his walks through the gardens The Feathers Group acquired the Queen Hotel in March 2003 and through a multi million pound refurbishment have restored it to its former glory. Through the combination of modern first class services and wonderful newly created and enhanced facilities throughout we can guarantee from the moment you arrive a quite wonderful experience in the true tradition of this grand marque hotel. Welcome to the Roman City of Chester this l

* Italian themed Bacchus Restaurant overlooking the Italian terrace and gardens promises to be a dining experience to remember with an extensive al a carte menu.

* The Albert Lodge provides a relaxing environment to watch the world go by whilst enjoying a light snack from the Brasserie menu or a Queen Afternoon Tea.

* The Waiting Room Bar and Brasserie with plasma screen T.V. and great music creating an atmosphere that will guarantee a fun relaxed visit. Inexpensive bar snacks and a wide selection of cold beers and wines.

Distance from the Cross : 1/2 Mile
This Hotel is located opposite Chester Train Station.
15 Minutes walk into the City Centre.

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Rooms from £56

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Guesthouses within a few minutes walk of the Station

The Ormonde The Ormonde Guesthouse is located outside the City Walls near to Chester Railway Station. It does not have a Web Site (Roll MOUSE Over to Super Size)

The Ormonde

126 Brook Street

01244 328 816


Close to Chester Station 3 Minutes Walk from Chester Railway Station

This guest house is located just outside the city centre of Chester near Chester Railway Station. The city centre is a 10 minute walk down Brook Street past the shops over the Cow Lane Bridge. And into Frodsham Street.

Railway Station Chester Railway Station 0.1 miles (0.2 km)
Motorway M53 Junction 12 1.7 miles (2.8 km)
Airport Liverpool John Lennon 9.5 miles (15.3 km)

Near Chester Railway Station


Chester Backpackers Hostel Chester Backpackers Hostel, Boughton, Chester

Chester Backpackers Hostel

Ten minutes walk from the Station

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The Bunkroom Chester The Bunkroom Chester

The Bunkroom Chester

The Bunkroom,106 Brook Street
Close to Chester Station Less than five minutes walk from Chester Railway Station
01244 324 524
Mobile 07435 782294

The Bunkroom in Chester is a small independent hostel located only 2 minutes walk from the train station and 4 minutes walk from Chester city centre. Beautifully presented in a 120 year old Georgian town house with a mix of old world charm and very modern facilities, The Bunkroom hostel sleeps a total of 34 in large spacious rooms of 2, 3, 4 and one room of 6 . Facilities include en-suite bathrooms, quality linen and duvets, free tea and coffee, free WI-FI, excellent self catering facilities, residents bar and lounge and an outdoor garden with BBQ facilities. Being right next to Chester city centre, our hostel is surrounded by cafes, pubs and shops, making this the perfect location for all visitors, backpackers, groups and families to explore this vibrant city and the whole area of outstanding history and beauty.

Shared Dorms from £17 per night

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Chester Station Facilities

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Rail Tours

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Lost Property

Pleaes Phone 0845 6061 660

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