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 late night Northern Services between Blackpool North and Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 16 to Friday 20 July

Start date
16/07/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Between Blackpool North and Manchester Airport

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place each night between Manchester Victoria and Salford Crescent, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday

The 23:13 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Preston. A bus will be provided from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly for onward train services.

The 23:46 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly. A replacement bus service will operate between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston. Timetabled bus connections are available between Preston and Blackpool North.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:33 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will start from Manchester Piccadilly. A bus will be provided from Blackpool North to Manchester Piccadilly for onward train service.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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.