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 midweek Northern services from Monday 26 to Friday 30 March

Start date
26/03/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Various Northern routes

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place overnight in various locations, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday

  • 22:07 Blackpool South to Colne will terminate at Rose Grove. A bus will operate between Rose Grove and Colne.
  • 22:45 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly. A replacement bus will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.
  • 22:48 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly will terminate at Northwich, a bus will operate between Northwich and Manchester Piccadilly.
  • 23:17 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester will start from Northwich. A bus will operate from Stockport to Northwich. Customers should use alternative services between Manchester Piccadilly and Stockport.
  • 23:21 Manchester Victoria to Leeds will be diverted via an alternative route between Bradford Interchange and Leeds, arriving Leeds at 01:22.
  • 23:27 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street will terminate at Hunts Cross. A bus will operate between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Lime Street.

Tuesday to Friday 

  • 00:40 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly will not call at Manchester Airport. A bus will operate between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Manchester Airport.

Wednesday to Friday

  • 03:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly. A bus will be provided from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport.
  • 04:34 Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street will start from Manchester Piccadilly. A bus will provided departing Manchester Airport at 04:10 to connect with train at Manchester Piccadilly

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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.

Project Information:

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