Keep up to speed this September

There are changes to some of our services this September. So, make sure you plan ahead and check before you travel.

On weekends from Saturday 4 September until Sunday 26 September, there will be changes to Avanti West Coast services to/from Chester and North Wales, as Network Rail carry out improvement works between Crewe and Chester.

Avanti West Coast trains to/from Chester and North Wales will be diverted via Middlewich, extending journey times on the following dates: 

  • Sat 4 & Sun 5 September
  • Sat 11 & Sun 12 September
  • Sat 18 & Sun 19 September
  • Sat 25 & Sun 26 September

In addition, on Sunday 5 September, Avanti West Coast services to/from Manchester will run via Crewe and will not call at Stoke-on-Trent and Macclesfield. As a result, some journeys may involve a rail replacement service, extending journey times.

We strongly recommend you plan your journey in advance, make a seat reservation and check the Avanti West Coast timetables page and National Rail Enquiries websites before travelling.


Please only bring luggage that is essential to your journey as trains will be busier and storage spaces will be limited. For our luggage allowance information, please click here.

Passenger Assist

Please use our Passenger Assist if you need assistance with your journey.