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 from Friday 30 March to 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 Manchester Victoria area closing all lines.

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


Buses will replace trains on the following routes:

  • Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester Victoria
  • Rochdale and Manchester Victoria
  • Manchester Victoria and Salford Crescent

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:

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

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

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


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.

Location Map:

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

Project Information:

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