Service alteration details

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Amended Northern timetable until the end of July

Incident created
13/04/2018 09:12
Last updated
16/06/2018 05:22
Route affected

Various Northern routes

 
TOC(s) affected
Northern;
Description

From Monday 4 June, 6% of daily train services, that’s 165 out of the normal 2,800 daily services, will be temporarily removed, until the end of July.

This interim timetable will enable Northern to start to stabilise service levels over the next few weeks and, importantly, start to reduce the number of last-minute train cancellations.

In the short-term fewer trains will be running, but still more than before the May timetable change. A full timetable is expected to be restored by the end of July.

Alternative travel advice:
It has been arranged for Northern tickets to be accepted by other train companies until 29 July 2018. This means if your Northern train is delayed or cancelled, you can use your ticket to travel on the below train companies’ services:

  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Trains
  • Merseyrail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains
  • Virgin Trains East Coast

What areas are affected?
On a number of routes affected there will be alternative rail services available, as well as other modes of transport. Where available, rail replacement buses will also operate on affected routes with details provided locally for customers.

Lakes Line (affected only until Monday 2 July)
For a period of four weeks, there will be no service on the Lakes Line between Windermere and Preston, Lancaster and Oxenholme Lake District. Instead, a replacement bus service will operate to keep people who live, work and visit the Lake District on the move. This includes express coaches in operation for commuters, stopping services for tourists and special buses for school children – ensuring you have been able to continue to travel along the Lakes Line and enjoy all the Lake District has to offer.

Blackpool
In and around Blackpool there will be a reduced service between Blackpool South and Preston and also between Preston and Colne and a small number of off-peak services between Blackpool North and Manchester Airport will be removed. Other services between Blackpool North and Manchester Piccadilly will start / terminate at Manchester Oxford Road.

Lancashire
There will be reductions between Ormskirk and Preston and a small number between Blackburn and Southport via Manchester Victoria, whilst many services on the Lancaster to Morecambe line will be removed.

Manchester
A reduced service will operate on the Kirkby to Manchester Victoria line via Wigan, and between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge.

Liverpool City Region
Additionally, there is a closure of Liverpool Lime Street for two months whilst significant work takes place on re-signalling and remodelling of the infrastructure. More details can be found here.

On a number of these routes there will be alternative rail services available, as well as other modes of transport. Where available, rail replacement buses will also operate on affected routes with details provided locally for customers.

Additional Information
More information is available on Northern's website.

A joint statement about the disruption from Network Rail, GTR and Northern can be found here.

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Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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