Chester Station is the main railway station in Chester in the north west of England. Chester Station first opened in 1848 and was designed by architect Francis Thompson (1808–1895), known for his work on the railways. By the way, look out for the more recent carved wooden owls to deter pigeons. Chester Station was renovated in 2007.
Trains run by a variety of operators (Arriva, Virgin, Merseyrail, Northern) from Chester Station run to Manchester Piccadilly, Liverpool, Holyhead (for ferries to Dublin in Ireland), Stockport Station, Crewe (for trains to London Euston), Manchester Airport, Cardiff Central and Birmingham New Street via Wrexham General and Llandudno.
Various local bus services fan out from Chester Station including the X8 bus to Chester Zoo and a regular shuttle to Frodsham Street in Chester city centre every 6 minutes, Monday to Saturday.
Across the road from Chester Station is the Hallmark Hotel The Queen with a bar and cafe open to non-residents. Other nearby places to stay are the Belgrave Hotel and the Ormonde Guesthouse.
There is bicycle and car parking close to the station plus an ATM, a coffee shop and a newsagent inside the station building. A car hire outlet is close by.
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