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 evening trains between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria from Monday 3 to Thursday 6 September

Start date
03/09/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

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

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Salford Crescent and Hindley, closing some lines.

The 22:18 Southport to Manchester Victoria service will not call at stations between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria. A replacement bus will run between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria.

The 22:19 Blackburn to Wigan Wallgate service will terminate at Manchester Victoria. A replacement bus will run between Manchester Victoria and Wigan Wallgate.

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.