Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Buses replace late night / early morning services between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport from Monday 1 until Friday 5 January

Start date
01/01/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Northern between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Airport

TransPennine Express between Scotland / Newcastle / York and Manchester Airport

TOC(s) affected
NorthernTransPennine Express

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Heald Green and Manchester Airport, closing all lines.

Trains are unable to run between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport. Buses will run between these stations.

The following trains will be replaced by buses between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport:


Tuesday - Thursday
The 22:45 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport

Tuesday - Friday
The 00:40 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly will be replaced by a bus throughout.
The 03:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
The 04:34 Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street

TransPennine Express

Monday to Thursday
The 21:55 Newcastle to Manchester Airport.

Tuesday to Thursday
The 18:47 Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport
The 20:14 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport

Tuesday and Thursday
The 22:15 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport

Tuesday to Friday
The 00:38 Manchester Airport to York
The 04:22 Manchester Airport to Newcastle
The 01:38 York to Manchester Airport

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner


Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.