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.

Amended services between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street on Sunday 4 February

Start date
04/02/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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London Northwestern Railway between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street

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London Northwestern RailwayVirgin Trains

Engineering work is taking place between Runcorn and Liverpool Lime Street, closing all lines. This is also affecting East Midlands Trains, Northern and TransPennine Express services. You can read about these amendments here.

London Northwestern Railway:

Services will run between Birmingham New Street and Crewe. Replacement bus services will run between Crewe and Liverpool South Parkway. Customers may use Merseyrail services between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool city centre.

Virgin Trains:

Services are diverted between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street, and will not call at Runcorn. Replacement buses will run between Crewe and Runcorn, and also between Runcorn and Liverpool Lime Street.

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.