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.

No trains between Manchester and Preston / Blackburn / Wigan via Bolton on Sunday 7 January

Start date
07/01/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Between Manchester Victoria and Clitheroe / Blackpool North

Between Manchester Airport and Preston / Blackpool North

Between Hazel Grove / Chester and Wigan Wallgate / Southport

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Clifton and Buckshaw Parkway / Hindley, closing all lines.

Trains will not run to, from or via Bolton.

Manchester - Clitheroe

Services between Manchester Victoria and Blackburn via Todmorden will be extended to Clitheroe. Buses will run between Manchester Victoria and Blackburn via Bolton to connect with these services.

Manchester - Preston / Blackpool via Bolton

Trains will be diverted via Wigan North Western and will not call at stations via Bolton and Chorley. Connecting bus services will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston via Bolton and Chorley.

Manchester Victoria - Blackpool North

Trains will run between Preston and Blackpool North only. Buses will run between Manchester Victoria and Preston.

Hazel Grove / Chester - Wigan Wallgate / Southport

Services will be diverted via Atherton and will not call at Bolton or Westhoughton.

Buses will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Wigan, calling at these stations.

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Project Information:

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