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.

Revised late night / early morning trains between Preston and Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 4 to Friday 8 June

Start date
04/06/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

TransPennine Express between Edinburgh and Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Airport and between Newcastle and Manchester Airport

TOC(s) affected
TransPennine Express

Engineering work is taking place between Wigan North Western and Manchester Oxford Road, closing all lines.

As a result, the 22:15 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport service (to Manchester Piccadilly on Wednesday), will terminate at Preston. A replacement bus will run between Preston and Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Airport via Wigan North Western.

From Tuesday to Friday, the 05:03 Manchester Airport to Newcastle will be retimed to depart Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly earlier than normal.

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.