Chester Railway Station

Facts and Figures

Chester railway station is a railway station in Newtown in the city of Chester, England. It is currently operated by Arriva Trains Wales, with Merseyrail, Northern Rail and Virgin Trains services also operating from the station. It is situated to the north-east of the city centre. From 1875 to 1969 the station was known as Chester General station, to distinguish from Chester Northgate. Work on the £10 million regeneration of the station and surrounding areas as part of the Chester Renaissance programme was completed in 2007. The development includes a new roof, improved customer facilities and better access to the station. A small plaque commemorating Thomas Brassey, one of the world's greatest railway building contractors in the early to mid-19th century, can be seen on the wall opposite the new booking office. Brassey was born at Buerton, on what is now the Eaton Estate, some 6 miles (9.7 km) south of Chester; the house is no longer standing. The station marks one end of the Baker Way, a footpath leading to Delamere railway station. Normal scheduled departures from Chester Station are: a quarter-hourly Merseyrail electric service on the Wirral Line to Liverpool, half-hourly in the evenings and on Sundays; frequent services on the North Wales Coast Line (thereby connecting with Holyhead for ferries to Dublin); Virgin Trains to London Euston via Crewe and to Holyhead; Arriva Trains Wales to Manchester Piccadilly via Warrington Bank Quay and Cardiff Central/Birmingham New Street via Wrexham General as well as North Wales Coast Line trains to Crewe, Llandudno Junction, Llandudno, Holyhead; and Northern Rail to Manchester Piccadilly via Northwich. From December 2017, there will also be an hourly train to Leeds stopping at Warrington Bank Quay, Manchester and Bradford.

Station Facts

Annual Usage Figures

Year Entry/Exit Interchange
2015 643846 0
2014 617046 919555
2013 623193 805716
2012 603743 817925
2011 556273 0
2010 404719 0
2009 368126 0
2008 354304 0
2007 335603 0

Location Data

  • Unitary Authority Ward (UTW): Boughton
  • Unitary Authority: Cheshire West and Chester Council
  • UK Parliament Constituency: City of Chester
  • European Region: North West

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Recent Crime Figures

Month Total Crime Antisocial BehaviourTheft from PersonBicycle TheftShopliftingRobberyBurglaryOther TheftVehicle CrimeDrugsWeaponsPublic OrderCriminal Damage & ArsonViolent CrimeOther Crime
January 2016 8 21000020001020
December 2015 18 00000040602240
November 2015 11 31000020001220
October 2015 8 22000010003000
September 2015 6 30100010000010
August 2015 11 31010010201020
July 2015 7 11200000010020
June 2015 3 10000010100000
May 2015 6 11010020001000
April 2015 6 00000050000100
March 2015 15 20000010603030
February 2015 6 10000010201010
January 2015 6 10000020100110
December 2014 3 10000020000000
November 2014 5 00000020101010
October 2014 12 10000020012150
September 2014 16 40200060201010
August 2014 7 50000010100000
July 2014 11 40110020001200
June 2014 16 60000010202140
May 2014 8 10110010400000
April 2014 5 30000010001000
March 2014 3 20000010000000
February 2014 7 10010000101030
January 2014 8 00110010401000
December 2013 7 10100031001000
November 2013 7 02010010101001
October 2013 10 31000040100010
September 2013 10 20100020002120
August 2013 12 50200020101010
July 2013 6 20000010010020
June 2013 7 40000000002010
May 2013 6 51000000000000
April 2013 7 30000020100001
March 2013 5 30000000200000
February 2013 10 00000040030030
January 2013 12 50000030020110

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