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 service between Wigan Wallgate / Bolton and Salford Crescent on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July

Start date
07/07/2018  00:00
End date
08/07/2018 
Route affected
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Between Kirkby / Blackburn / Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria

Between Southport / Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria / Leeds

Between Blackpool North and Manchester

 
TOC(s) affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Salford Crescent and Bolton all day Saturday and Sunday, closing all lines.

The following amendments to service will be in place:

Kirkby – Manchester Victoria via Atherton: Trains will run between Kirkby and Wigan Wallgate.

Southport / Wigan North Western – Alderley Edge via Atherton: Trains will run between Manchester Oxford Road and Alderley Edge.

Southport – Leeds via Atherton: Trains will run between Leeds and Manchester Victoria.

Southport – Manchester Victoria via Bolton: Trains will be diverted via an alternative route and will not call at stations via Bolton.

Blackpool North – Manchester and beyond via Bolton: Trains will not run.

Blackpool North – Manchester and beyond via Wigan North Western: Trains will run as normally advertised.

BUSES will be provided between the following stations:

  • Manchester Victoria / Manchester Piccadilly and Preston via Bolton and Chorley
  • Manchester Victoria and Wigan Wallgate via Atherton
  • Manchester Victoria and Wigan Wallgate via Bolton

Manchester Victoria – Clitheroe via Bolton: Trains will not call.

Manchester Victoria – Blackburn via Todmorden: Trains will be extended to start/terminate at Clitheroe.

BUSES will be provided between Manchester Victoria and Blackburn via Bolton.

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

Bicycles:

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.