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Chester Station is to the east of the Phoenix Tower and Chester Cathedral, just outside the city walls. Originally a joint station sharing tracks and facilities with a number of train operating companies, Chester Station has an ornate Italianate frontage and high in the roof beams there are carved wooden owls placed so as to deter wild pigeons.

The Shropshire Union Canal, which passes through some isolated and rural countryside, also runs through Newtown near the station. Nearby Brook Street is a popular shopping area with restaurants, pubs and a post office. About five minutes away on foot is the charming Little Theatre on Brook Street, while a ten-minute walk towards the south of Newtown from the station leads to Grosvenor Park, where the Chester Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre presents a series of open-air productions every summer.

Station details & facilities

Trains to Chester station

Chester train station is mainly served by Transport for Wales, Avanti West Coast and Northern trains. Frequent Transport for Wales services connect Liverpool to Chester in 44m and Shrewsbury to Chester in 58m. Avanti West Coast cover the route from Crewe to Chester in 22m, while the route from Manchester to Chester (1h 7m) is operated by both Transport for Wales and Northern trains.

Need more information on how to get to Chester by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Chester.

Chester train station departures and arrivals

Want to know when your next train from/to Chester station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Chester railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Chester.

The station's main entrance leads to the ticket hall containing a customer services reception and a ticket centre, plus cafés, a bar and a magazine/bookshop. There are five platforms next to these facilities with a further six accessible by a bridge across the tracks.

Chester train station parking

Chester train station has good parking facilities for 113 cars (6 accessible spaces) and 76 stands for bicycles, which are under cover behind the buffet in the concourse.

Hotels near Chester train station

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Frequently asked questions

Is Chester station open?

Chester station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from Chester station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Chester station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Chester.

Are there toilets at Chester station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Chester station.

Are dogs allowed at Chester station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Chester station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from Chester

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Chester station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to LeedsNorthern09:296On time
to Birmingham InternationalTransport for Wales09:302On time
to ChesterMerseyrail09:317BOn time
to Liverpool Lime StreetTransport for Wales09:435On time
to ChesterMerseyrail09:457BOn time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from ChesterMerseyrail09:227BOn time
from Birmingham InternationalTransport for Wales09:252Late
from HolyheadTransport for Wales09:272On time
from Liverpool Lime StreetTransport for Wales09:335On time
from ChesterMerseyrail09:397BLate
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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