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 Preston and Manchester Victoria on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 February

Start date
10/02/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Northern between Southport / Wigan Wallgate / Preston / Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria / Manchester Airport / Chester

TransPennine Express between Liverpool Lime Street and Scarborough / Newcastle

TOC(s) affected
NorthernTransPennine Express

Engineering work is taking place between Buckshaw Parkway and Clifton, between Bolton and Hindley. As a result all lines will be closed.


Sunday: The following services will be diverted:

  • Services that usually run between Southport / Wigan Wallgate to Chester / Hazel Grove will divert, and not run via Bolton
  • Preston to Manchester Airport services will divert, and not call at stations between Clifton and Buckshaw Parkway

Replacement buses will run between Manchester Victoria and Blackburn (via Bolton), and also between Manchester Victoria and Bolton / Preston.

Services between Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria via Bolton will not run. Instead, Manchester Victoria to Blackburn services will be extended to terminate / start from Clitheroe.

TransPennine Express:


Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle will only run between Leeds and Newcastle. As a result, there will be a reduced service between Liverpool, Manchester, Huddersfield and Leeds. No TransPennine Express services will run to / from Manchester Victoria.

The 06:16 York to Liverpool Lime Street service will not run.

The 19:12 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle service will start from York.

The 23:20 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Manchester Victoria and will depart Manchester Piccadilly at 23:50.


Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle will be diverted to start from / terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

The 09:12 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle service will start from Leeds.

The 20:12 Liverpool Lime Street to Scarborough service will start from Manchester Piccadilly.

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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.