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.

Buses replace trains between Crewe and Liverpool South Parkway on Sunday 26 and Monday 27 August

Start date
26/08/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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London Northwestern Railway between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street

Virgin Trains between London Euston / Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street

TOC(s) affected
London Northwestern RailwayVirgin Trains

Engineering work is taking place between Acton Bridge and Liverpool South Parkway, closing all lines.

London Northwestern Railway:

Services between Brimingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street will run between Birmingham New Street and Crewe only. A replacement bus service will run between Crewe and Liverpool South Parkway. Valid tickets can be used on Merseyrail services between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Lime Street.

Virgin Trains:

It is not yet known how Virgin Trains services will be affected by this engineering work.

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.