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 Piccadilly and Northwich between 22:50 and 05:20 each night from Monday 26 February to Thursday 1 March

Start date
26/02/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Stockport and Altrincham overnight between Monday evening and Friday morning, closing all lines.

The 22:48 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly service will terminate at Northwich. A replacement bus will run between Northwich and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:17 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will start from Northwich. A replacement bus will run from Stockport to Chester. Customers travelling between Stockport and Manchester Piccadilly should use alternative services.

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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.