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 Crewe and Wilmslow / Stockport on Sunday 20 May

Start date
20/05/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Arriva Trains Wales between Milford Haven / Cardiff Central and Manchester Piccadilly

CrossCountry between Bournemouth and Manchester Piccadilly

Northern between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly

TOC(s) affected
Transport for WalesCrossCountryNorthernVirgin Trains

Engineering work is taking place between Crewe and Wilmslow closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Crewe and Wilmslow / Stockport and the following alterations will also apply:

Arriva Trains Wales trains are diverted and will not run between Crewe and Manchester Oxford Road where trains will terminate / start. Trains will not call at Stockport or Manchester Piccadilly.

Customers should use alternative trains between Stockport and Manchester Oxford Road.

CrossCountry 08:27 Manchester Piccadilly to Bournemouth, is diverted between Manchester and Crewe and will not call at Wilmslow and Crewe. A replacement bus will run between Stockport and Crewe.

Northern trains are replaced by buses between Wilmslow and Crewe.

Virgin Trains 08:05 Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston and the 08:10 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly will not run. 

Trains are diverted between Stafford and Stockport via and calling at Macclesfield.

Buses will run between Wilmslow and Macclesfield to connect with trains between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly.

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.

Project Information:

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