New timetables for June 2024

TfW timetables are changing from Sunday 2 June so please check before you travel. An overview of the most significant changes can be found on TfW web site  here For us the change identified is 21:55 Cardiff – Crewe (Friday only) will now terminate Shrewsbury. With an additional service 00:17 Shrewsbury – Crewe. The new timetable booklet download is here: New timetables for June 2024

Line closure Saturday 25th May to Monday 27th May

The Crewe to Shrewsbury line is closed from Sat 25th May to Mon 27th May (inclusive) over the next Bank Holiday weekend with rail replacement services and diversions in place. Normal service will resume on Tues 28th May. Nantwich News reports the details here: https://thenantwichnews.co.uk/2024/05/17/rail-passengers-in-nantwich-warned-of-bank-holiday-disruption/

Disruption w/c 25 September 2023

Please be aware of changes to the TfW timetable this week. These are as a result of track maintenance south of Shrewsbury, where single line working will take place. This all has a knock on effect of the through trains from Manchester to Wales and the west. Many of these will run fast both ways from Crewe and Shrewsbury, and others have reduced stops. One of the morning commuter services northbound is a bus replacement. It appears that the shuttle will run as normal. There is no information on the TfW web site on this and we have made a […]

Timetable change 22nd May

Alongside all other operators, TfW will be making changes to the timetables. For our line the changes are very minor. For weekdays: Ex Shrewsbury 1956 was 1950 fast to Crewe 2035 was 2033 all stations 2207 was 2208.all stations Ex Crewe 0558 was 0557 all stations 0920 was 0910 all stations 2318 was 2314 all stations Northbound The pinch point of the morning northbound commuting connection at Crewe remains intact. (arrives 06.15 leaves 0629) Southbound The important connection remains intact at Crewe at arriving 1710 leaves 1719, The last train from Manchester (2235) is the same. The Friday only change […]

Response to TfW on 2023 timetable

CASPA has now responded to the consultation on the future timetables. You can read the response here. There is plenty to say and a few crunch points that really are hurting on interchanges at Crewe. Please let us know if you find you have been abandoned by TfW when trains are cancelled or late. here

TfW consult on 2023 timetable changes

TfW are calling for input to the future timetables by early January. This is a bit tricky with the recent changes are not bedded in, having been introduced last week, and many days lost since with the strike days. But timetable changes take so long to organise the system has to start now. You can find the TfW proposed timetables details here. We have been trying to get a view on what the changes might be. Please do not rely on this for travel. It has been aligned with the current data on the TfW timetable site, but you should […]

Notes on new timetable for December 2022

Updated 1st December TfW are due to introduce a new timetable from mid December 2022. This has now been released and you can download it here. We have been trying to get a view on what the changes are. Firstly they are planning to introduce Class 197 trains and also loco hauled mk4 coach stock on selected services. How much of this actually happens remains to be seen. This is always dependent on shake down of new stock, and training of crew. TfW are not alone in having troubles with this. We understand that shuttle will remain as Class 153s, […]

New rail timetable will be in place from 12 December

From Sunday 12 December, a new rail timetable will be in place across the TfW Wales and Borders network. While the times of many services will be unaffected, customers should still ensure they double check their departure, arrival and connection times. You can read about it here. https://news.tfw.wales/news/increase-in-train-services-from-december-2021 As usual with TfW they say nothing about our particular services between Crewe and Shrewsbury, and we have to check the timetables ourselves. We have asked TfW for the detail but they have not responded. Useless of course. But as far as we know there are no major changes. The one thing […]

TfW announce timetable revisions from 16 May 21

TfW say they are introducing new timetables across the network from Sunday 16 May 2021. The only change known to us on the Crewe – Shrewsbury line is the provision of southbound weekday and Saturday morning stops. The 08.31 from Manchester will now call at Nantwich 09.17, Whitchurch 09.28 and Wem 09.37. This is very welcome. We have been asking for this for sometime. TfW say also there will be some re-timings and amendments to services in particular affecting services in the north of our network. This is their list of significant changes, none of which apply to us: Cancellation […]

SMS text messages from TfW – March 21

We continue to monitor the messages with view to understand what is happening on the line, So we record the messages for Crewe Shrewsbury all day and for both directions. You can see the list of messages for March 2021 here We have made a simple analysis of these and the table is below. There were 83 messages in March for 54 events. From this we can see that about half of the events in March (48%) are problems for NR with track issues, points failure and signal failures predominating. Here is the data for October 20 here . Data […]