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 / Manchester Victoria and Eccles on Sunday 4 February

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


Buses will replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Victoria and Eccles.

TransPennine Express:

Buses will replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Wigan North Western with some buses extended to run from / to Manchester Airport.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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

Location Map:

For further location information on any railway station, please use this zoomable 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 see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.