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Train strikes: Walkouts hit start of UK summer holidays - Chester Railway Station News Page Two

Improvement works taking place Summer 2023.

The Betting Shop has closed down.

May 2022 - Chester Railway Station News Page One

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

Train Service News
New - Avanti West Coast Rail Company Logo

Hello, we're Avanti West Coast.


Taking over from Virgin Trains, our franchise will run existing intercity services on the West Coast Main Line and deliver high speed services on High Speed 2. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to bring Britain's largest cities closer together.
In partnership, FirstGroup and Trenitalia will provide exceptional customer service as standard. Through travel experience, services and ticketing, sustainability, employee satisfaction and high-speed rail, the customer journey is always at the forefront.
We'll be running more services, improving wi-fi, charging ports, entertainment and food. From the moment you search for a ticket, to the moment you arrive at your destination, your journey and comfort is of utmost importance to us.

New Direct Train Services from Liverpool to Chester and Wrexham
Transport for Wales: Transforming Transport - New - New Direct Train Services from Liverpool to Chester and Wrexham Page One - New - New Direct Train Services from Liverpool to Chester and Wrexham Page Two

New - Halton Curve Halton Curve
New Service: Chester to Liverpool South Parkway
New - Halton Curve

Bringing the Halton Curve back into use is seen as key to boosting the economy by opening up leisure and work opportunities and improving connections between Liverpool, Liverpool John Lennon Airport and North Wales.
The scheme has already recieved funding of £10.4m as part of the Government's Local Growth Fund. It is also highlighted as a key project within the Liverpool City Region's Long Term Rail Strategy and is endorsed by the Welsh Assembly Government and the local authority for Cheshire West and Chester.
The scheme, which will reopen the curve to trains operating in each direction involves the installation of new crossovers at Halton and Frodsham junctions with some upgrade to the track.
In addition to unlocking key employment sites and generating additional tourism and economic benefits it will also help to alleviate congested roads by providing people with the opportunity to use the railway to make a journey they couldn't otherwise make, or as an alternative to using the car.

The Metro Mayor, along with key partners in the scheme, will be welcoming the first service from Wrexham into Lime Street at 7:59am on Monday morning (20 May).
Operated by Transport for Wales, the first service will call at Chester, Helsby, Frodsham, Runcorn and Liverpool South Parkway, en-route.
Services between Chester and Lime St via the Halton Curve will run seven days a week (the first on Sunday 19 May), with services between Wrexham and Liverpool currently running Monday to Saturday, with two trains a day towards Liverpool and one towards Wrexham.

This is the first service to run direct from North Wales into Liverpool for over 40 years. Future plans will see more journeys into Wales, with some services running to Cardiff via Shrewsbury and to Llandudno.
The new service will generate 250,000 new trips, unlocking leisure and business opportunities between the Liverpool City Region, Cheshire and North Wales. As journeys between the Liverpool City Region, West Cheshire and North Wales are currently largely car dependent, it’s expected that the new service would remove the need for 170,000 road journeys helping reduce demand on key routes such as the M56 and A55.
It also supports Liverpool John Lennon Airport and its growth ambitions, opening up a much wider catchment for national and international leisure and business travel.
Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, said:
“One of the Combined Authority’s key priorities is the delivery of major improvements in connectivity for our area and this is an example of us achieving that through new links into North Wales and Cheshire.
“The Halton Curve is one of many ambitious rail schemes across the Liverpool City Region that have been delivered by the Combined Authority, working together in partnership with a number of organisations.
“This is only the start of realising the benefits that re-opening the Curve will bring and the future plans for services linking the city region with Cardiff and the North Wales coast can only benefit us further.”
The Halton Curve scheme has seen the re-opening of a 1.5 mile stretch of track near Frodsham which links services from Chester onto the West Coast Mainline into Liverpool. Work to bring the track back into full use began in July 2017 was completed by Network Rail in May 2018.
The £14.5m Halton Curve project has been funded through the Government’s Local Growth Funding which is awarded to the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and invested through the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s Strategic Investment Fund, along with direct capital funding from the Combined Authority. The final cost has come in under the projected £17.95m budget.

Carriage Shed

Carriage Shed Chester Railway Station (Past Platform 1) City Road CH1 3DR Chester

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Cafe Mambo

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Chester Railway Station
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Sensus Fest

Sensus Fest
2023 TBA
Carriage Shed
Chester Railway Station
City Road

A unique semi-covered event space with events taking place throughout the year.
House music / Rave
Join us and Sensus amazing line up at Carriage Shed day event.

Makers Market - Chester Makers Market Logo
Saturday 29th February 2020
Chester Makers Market
Hosted by Chester Makers Market and Carriage Shed
10am - 4pm
Carriage Shed City Road CH1 3DR Chester

We have over 90 artisan stalls, street food, live DJ & more
Find us next to Chester train station
The Makers Market is a collection of independent artisan traders that come together to share their passions with the community.
We select the best local food, drink, art and music to showcase what is really happening in the area.
Our Chester market is outside the historic train station. We opted to bring a market into Chester because of the amazing people and the incredible heritage.
Remember when you buy from an independent trader you are not contributing to a shareholders dividend, you are helping someone share their passion with the world.
Join us for #BeatsEatsAndTreats @ Chester, Carriage Shed
Event Dates 2020
March 22nd
May 24th
July 18th

Chester Craft Beer Festival

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Chester Craft Beer Festival
Saturday 20th May 2023
11:30 - 16:00 BST
The Carriage Shed City Road Chester CH1 3DR
By Beer Heroes featuring the Best Craft Breweries, Music, Street Food, Gin and Cocktails. - Chester Craft Beer Festival Page One

Beer List:
4T's Brewery
Tripwire 5.5%- Tropical IPA
Panzer Pills 4.8% - Pilsner
Mango Fever 4.6% - Fruity IPA
Session IPA 4.2% - IPA (Cask)
Plus a selection of special cans
Wild Horse Brewing
Buckskin 4.5% - PilsnerNokota 3.8% - Hazy Session IPA
Element 08 5.4% West Coast Pilsner
Elements 09 4.2% - Stout
Tramcar 6.5% - Hazy IPA
The Serpent & The Worm 5% - Hoppy Saison
Elements 06 (version 2) 4.2% - American Pale Ale (Cask)
Maxlrainer Bavarian Brewery(Black Beetle)
Helles 4.8% - Lager
Schloss Gold 5.3% - Pale Ale
Weiss Beir 5.1% - Wheat Beer
Kellerbier 5.1% - Lager
Hush Brewing
Science & Engineering V4 3.6% - English Hopped NEIPA
Weaver Las Vegas 4.3% - Pale Ale
Confluence 8.2% - Stout
(Science & Engineering)2 8.5% - NEDIPA
Northwich Pale Ale 4% - Pale Ale (Cask)
My Grain Is Earl 3.7% - Pale Ale (Cask)
Chapter Brewing
Knew The Storm 4.5% - Kolsch Lager
Kandata 4.7% - American Pale Ale
Steadfast Companions 6.0% - IPA
As Lazarus 7.2% - IPA
Plus some special Imperial Stout specials
Turning Point Brew Co.
Astral Voyage 3.4% - Session NEIPA
Nova 4.6% - German Style Pilsner
Disco King 5.1% - American Pale
Virtue Is Lost 5.3% Guava, Vanilla and Cacao Sour
Neon Raptor Brewing Co
Gnip Gnop 4.4%- NZ Pale
Omnichord Present 6% - NEIPA
Scoria 5.2% - Stout
Crushing Blows 4.2% - Session IPA
Top Rope Brewing
Mangonificent 5.1% - MangoPale Ale
I-Scream Pale 4.6% - Ice Cream Pale Ale
Oatimus Prime 4.3% - Pale
Pog Form Sabro 5% - Pale
Canadian Destroyer 5.8% - Maple Pecan Stout
Ronnie Wood 4.2% - Blackcurrant and Grape Sour (New Launch)
Brew York
Lupu Lion 5.0% - American Pale Ale
Juice Forsyth 5.0% - Juicy Bonus Fruited IPA
Colour OfYour Life 6.0% - Guava, Banana & Passion Fruit Pastry Sour
Adrenalina 7.0% - Rhubarb, Orange, Vanilla, Ginger & Cinnamon Pastry Sour
Obi-Wan Cannoli 7.5% - Cannoli Milk Stout
Give That Wolf A Cherry 12% - Cherry, Cacao, Tonka & Vanilla Imperial Stout
Bach 95 Brewing Co
Bach 95 4.2% - Premium Low Calorie Lager

Carriage Shed Gin and Bake Festival


Chester Railway Station Front Chester Railway Station Main Booking 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)
Fair 2023 £2

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

Costa Coffee @ Chester Station
Run by Caterleisure Service LTD
01244 311 116
Costa Coffee Chester Station Booking Hall

W. H. Smiths

Station Entrance

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Thrifty Car Hire

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

Avis / Budget

Avis Car Hire Chester
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

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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 Brassey 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 - Chester Railway Station 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

The Carriage Shed

New public realm area leading to the new business quarter.

Carriage Shed Chester Station
Welcome to Chester's Ice-Cream Festival 2019
Ice Cream Festival Comes to Chester
Ice Cream Festival Comes to Chester

Hosted by Scoop Dogg's and Carriage Shed
Saturday 3rd August 2019 12noon–8pm

Carriage Shed City Road CH1 3DR Chester

Life is like Ice-Cream, enjoy it before it melts.
The UK’s FIRST Ice-Cream Festival comes to Chester this Summer.

Expect an array of Ice-cream vendors, traders and other confectionary goodness. Eat your way a through continuous stream of ice-cream from the best local Ice-cream manufacturers.

Ice-Cream Tasting Experiences
An array of Ice-Cream Stands + Stalls
Ice-Cream Creation Stations (make your own Ice-Cream)
All of the best Ice-Cream Parlours in one place
Other stalls including: Fro-yo, Candy Floss, Pic n' Mix Sweets, Milkshakes + more

If you’re a local ice cream manufacturer, exhibitor or trader interested in having a stall email

Life is like Ice-Cream enjoy it before it melts

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

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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 has closed down. Another hostel business is now operating.

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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Business near by

Anfields of Chester


Station Road, Chester CH1 3PA
01244 312404
Fax 01244 312400

Bathrooms and DIY

Warehouse is being demolished Summer 2019

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