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.

Revised service in the Manchester Piccadilly area from Monday 5 to Friday 9 February

Start date
05/02/2018  00:00
End date
09/02/2018 
Route affected

Arriva Trains Wales between Birmingham International / Chester and Manchester Piccadilly

Northern between Crewe / Macclesfield / Sheffield and Manchester Piccadilly

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly

 
TOC(s) affected
Arriva Trains WalesNorthernVirgin Trains
Description

Work on the overhead power cables is taking place between Wilmslow and Manchester Piccadilly, closing all lines after 23:40 each night.

Monday to Friday:

Advice for Arriva Trains Wales customers:

The 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly service terminates at Chester. Replacement buses will run between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service is diverted via Crewe. Passengers for Chester should change at Warrington Bank Quay for replacement buses to Chester.

The 00:32 Chester to Manchester Airport service will not run, and will be replaced by a bus service.

The 03:34 Chester to Manchester Airport service will depart earlier at 03:12.

Tuesday to Thursday:

Advice for Northern customers:

Trains between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly will divert, not calling at stations between Wilmslow and Manchester Piccadilly. A replacement bus will run between Wilmslow and Manchester Piccadilly. 

The 22:47 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly will be diverted between Chinley and Manchester Piccadilly, not calling at Stockport. A replacement bus will run from Chinley to Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

Advice for Virgin Trains customers:

The 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service will be diverted between Stafford and Manchester Piccadilly. A replacement bus will run between Stafford and Stockport.

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with Arriva Trains Wales, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel

If you are travelling with Northern and Virgin Trains, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

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.