Our partner Northern Rail introduced new direct trains from Chester and Ellesmere Port to Manchester Victoria, Rochdale, Halifax, Bradford and Leeds last year.
The train proudly bears the ancient name of Chester following a train naming ceremony in October 2019.
The new trains all feature free customer Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, at-seat power and customer information screens with real-time information. They are also more spacious for customers and are fully accessible, with spaces for wheelchairs and cycles.
At North Cheshire CRP we have produced a handy timetable and destination guide to give passengers some ideas for days out in the beautiful Calder Valley area. The timetable can be found in various locations across Chester and Ellesmere Port. Alternatively, you can download a PDF version here
Ellesmere Port and Ince & Elton passengers should note that there is one return service per day.