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 services between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street from 12:00 on Saturday 26 May until 12:00 on Monday 28 May

Start date
26/05/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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London Northwestern Railway between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street

Virgin Trains between London Euston / Birmingham New Street and Liverpool South Parkway / Manchester Piccadilly

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London Northwestern RailwayVirgin Trains

Engineering work is taking place between Crewe and Warrington Bank Quay from 12:00 on Saturday until 12:00 on Monday. Before 12:00 on Saturday, and after 12:00 on Monday, services will run normally.

London Northwestern Railway:

Services between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street will run between Birmingham New Street and Crewe only. Replacement buses will run between Crewe and Liverpool South Parkway.

Valid tickets can be used on Merseyrail services between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Central.

Please note that on Sunday, the 09:42 and 12:35 Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street will be cancelled throughout.

Further information on this engineering work and how London Northwestern Railway are affected can be found here.

Virgin Trains:

Services between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly will be extended to run between London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street. These services will run on an alternative route between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street. These services will call at Milton Keynes, Stafford, Crewe, Wilmslow, Stockport 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.