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.

No trains to / from Manchester Victoria today, Monday 2 April

Start date
30/03/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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All routes to / from Manchester Victoria

TOC(s) affected
NorthernTransPennine Express

Engineering work is taking place in the Ashton-under-Lyne area as part of the Great North Rail Project. Track renewal work including lowering the track under Cheetham Hill Bridge is taking place this Easter. This work will help to deliver faster, better journeys between Manchester Victoria station and Stalybridge, and more frequent services. More information about the work taking place can be found here.

As a result of this engineering work no trains will run to / from Manchester Victoria today.


Buses will run on all routes at Manchester Victoria as follows:

  • Manchester Victoria and Rochdale
  • Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge
  • Manchester Victoria and Bolton
  • Manchester Victoria and Blackburn
  • Manchester Victoria and Preston
  • Manchester Victoria and Wigan Wallgate

Trains between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street will run between Manchester Oxford Road and Liverpool Lime Street.

TransPennine Express

Trains between Newcastle and Liverpool Lime Street will run between Newcastle and Leeds.

Customers travelling between Leeds and Liverpool Central should use alternative trains via Manchester Piccadilly.

Please note that due to the reduced number of services to / from Liverpool Lime Street trains between Leeds and Liverpool Lime Street will be much busier than usual.

Also throughout the work some trains between York / Hull and Manchester Airport will be retimed and customers may have to change trains to complete their journey.

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 checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages


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.