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 Manchester Piccadilly and Chester on Sunday 4 February

Start date
04/02/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester.

Northern between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street

TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport and Liverpool Lime Street / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh

TOC(s) affected
Arriva Trains WalesNorthernTransPennine Express

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Victoria and Eccles, closing all lines. As a result, trains will be unable to run.

Arriva Trains Wales:

Trains will be diverted to run via Northwich, and will be unable to stop at stations between Manchester and Chester. A replacement bus will run, calling at all stations between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester via Warrington Bank Quay.


It is not yet known how Northern services will be affected by this engineering work.

TransPennine Express:

It is not yet known how Northern services will be affected by this engineering work.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your stationhere.

Location Map:

For further location information on any railway station, please use thiszoomable map


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 seehere.

Project Information:

You can read more aboutengineering workand why it is necessary.