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.

Buses replace trains between Manchester Victoria / Manchester Piccadilly and Bolton / Preston on Sunday 25 February

Start date
25/02/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Between Southport / Preston / Bolton Wigan /  and Manchester Victoria / Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Airport / Hazel Grove / Chester 

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Clifton and Buckshaw Parkway / Hindley all day on Sunday 25 February, closing all lines. 

Services between Southport / Wigan and Chester / Hazel Grove will be diverted via Atherton, and will not call at stations between Westhoughton and Clifton.

Services between Preston and Manchester Airport will be diverted, and not call at stations between Chorley and Bolton. Services between Preston and Manchester Victoria will not run. 

Services between Manchester Victoria and Clitheroe via Bolton will not run. Customers travelling to / from Clitheroe can use trains between Manchester Victoria and Blackburn via Todmorden, which will be extended to run to / from Clitheroe. 

Replacement buses will run between Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Victoria and Bolton / Preston / Blackburn.

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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.