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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

Ticket Office opening hours: Ticket collection times are: Mon-Fri 05:30-00:30, Sat 05:30-00:30, Sun 07:45-23:30
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:45 - 23:00
Saturday 06:30 - 22:30
Sunday 07:30 - 22:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttp://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property phone number03333 211 202
Lost Property Websitehttp://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/lostproperty
Shops noteNews agent
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop Buffet Public House/Bar
ATM notes
Located on concourse
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameChester East Chester West
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd National Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces236
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces76
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
in the concourse
Cycle storage notes<p>Cycle Storage is located behind the buffet on the main concourse.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable

Trains to Chester Station are available from a variety of different locations and the station itself 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. The 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.

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 ChesterMerseyrail05:557BOn time
to Liverpool Lime StreetTransport for Wales06:083AScheduled
to ChesterMerseyrail06:257BScheduled
to Manchester PiccadillyTransport for Wales06:431On time
to Manchester PiccadillyNorthern06:515Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from ShrewsburyTransport for Wales02:04On time
from MoorfieldsMerseyrail06:317BOn time
from CreweTransport for Wales06:473Scheduled
from HootonMerseyrail07:017BOn time
from ChesterMerseyrail07:317BOn time
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