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.
|Staffing level||The staff is available at all times.|
|Shops note||News agent|
|Telephone types||Cards and coins|
|Station Buffet notes|
Coffee shop Buffet Public House/Bar
Located on concourse
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Nearest station with more facilities|
Lifts are available to all platforms
|Toilets notes||The toilets are located on Main Concourse and on Platform 7a. The National key toilets are located on the Main Concourse and on Platform 7a; these toilets are operated by a radar key.|
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|Staff Help notes|
The meeting point for customers who have booked Assistance or wish to request Assistance is the Customer Services Office in the main concourse.
|Customer Service notes|
Contact our Customer Relations team directly at https://tfwrail.wales/contact-us
|Customer help points||Unavailable|
|Carpark name||Chester East|
|Carpark operator||National Car Parks Ltd|
|Car parking spaces||113|
|Cycle storage spaces||76|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
in the concourse
|Cycle storage notes||There are stands available.|
|Step-free access||Step free access is available throughout the whole station.|
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
|Accessible taxis||Accessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Chester station is a major station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:
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.
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 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.
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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.
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.
Yes, there are toilets available to use 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.
|to Birmingham International||Transport for Wales||03:34||1||On time|
|to Birmingham International||Transport for Wales||04:22||7||On time|
|to Birmingham International||Transport for Wales||04:46||7||On time|
|to Birmingham International||Transport for Wales||04:59||7||On time|
|to Birmingham International||Transport for Wales||05:32||3B||On time|