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 overnight midweek service through Salford Crescent from Monday 23 until Friday 27 July

Start date
23/07/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Trains between Southport and Manchester Victoria, and also between Blackburn and Wigan Wallgate

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Salford Crescent and Southport, closing various lines overnight.

Monday to Thursday

The 22:18 Southport to Manchester Victoria service will not call at stations between Southport and Salford Crescent. A bus will be provided to run from Southport to Manchester Victoria.

The 22:19 Blackburn to Wigan Wallgate service will terminate at Manchester Victoria. A bus will be provided to run from Manchester Victoria to Wigan Wallgate.

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.