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 Manchester Oxford Road and Eccles on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September

Start date
15/09/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester

Northern between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street

TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh

TOC(s) affected
Arriva Trains Wales

Engineering work is taking place between Deans Gate and Eccles, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Eccles and Manchester Oxford Road.

Arrive Trains Wales buses will replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Warrington Bank Quay.

It is not yet known how TransPennine Express are 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.