Chester Station
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Chester Station

The most important thing to do when you arrive at Chester station is: look up. High above the concourse nestled among the roof beams, you’ll see the carved wooden owls, placed there on guard to deter wild pigeons.

Just outside the city walls, Chester station is situated east of the  Phoenix Tower and Chester Cathedral. Nearby Brook Street is a popular shopping and dining area, and it’s a ten-minute walk to Grosvenor Park and its Open Air Theatre.

Recorded as a grade ll listed building, the station was opened on 1st August 1848, exactly a year after construction first began. It was designed by architect Francis Thompson and constructed by Thomas Brassey.

Managed by Network Rail, Chester station facilities include toilets and baby changing facilities, a car park and bicycle storage, a coffee shop and a pub. The whole station has step-free access, including a train access ramp, accessible toilets and available wheelchairs.

Chester station has seven platforms and is served by Avanti West Coast, Merseyrail, Northern and Transport for Wales. From this station, you can catch a train to Birmingham New Street, Cardiff Central, Crewe, Holyhead, Liverpool, Leeds, Llandudno, London Euston, Manchester Airport, and Manchester Piccadilly.

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