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 at Bolton on Sunday 28 January

Start date
28/01/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Manchester Airport and Preston / Barrow-in-Furness / Windermere

Manchester Victoria and Blackburn / Clitheroe / Preston

Chester / Hazel Grove and Southport

TOC(s) affected

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

No trains will run via Bolton.

Trains between Manchester and Preston will be diverted via Daisy Hill.

Buses will replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Wigan Wallgate / Preston.

Buses will also replace trains between Manchester Victoria and Blackburn / Preston / Clitheroe via Bolton.

Trains which usually run between Manchester Victoria and Blackburn will be diverted via Rochdale and Todmorden. Trains will call additionally at stations between Blackburn and Clitheroe.

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These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.


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Project Information:

By 2022 the Great North Rail Project (GNRP), part of Britain's Railway Upgrade Plan will have delivered more than £1bn of improvements for customers across the north of England.

Faster, more frequent, more reliable passenger services, on larger trains with more seats, will give customers quicker, more comfortable journeys.

Since October 2015, work has been taking place on the Ordsall Chord. This will be 300 metres of new track that will create a link between Manchester city centre's main train stations for the first time.

Once the work is completed in December 2017, the chord will help provide many benefits not only to passengers but also to the wider economy.