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 Manchester Piccadilly and Chester from Tuesday 4 to Thursday 6 September

Start date
04/09/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Northern between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Stockport and Plumley overnight from Tuesday evening until Friday morning, closing all lines.

As a result, the following trains will be replaced by a bus service:

  • 22:40 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester.
  • 22:46 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly.
  • 23:41 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester.

Each train will be replaced by two buses. One bus will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester, the other bus will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Knutsford.

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.