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 service at Manchester 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, Newcastle / Middlesbrough / Scarborough and Liverpool Lime Street, and also between Lancaster and Manchester Piccadilly

TOC(s) affected
Transport for WalesNorthernTransPennine Express

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

An amended service will operate at Manchester Victoria, Manchester Oxford Road and Manchester Piccadilly all weekend.

Arriva Trains Wales:

Trains will be diverted between Manchester Piccadilly and Warrington Bank Quay. Buses will replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Warrington Bank Quay NOT calling at Manchester Oxford Road.


Buses will replace trains between Manchester Oxford Road and Eccles.

Additionally, trains through Bolton are also being amended. More details can be found here.

TransPennine Express:

Most trains between Manchester Airport and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh will be replaced by buses between Manchester Airport and Preston. These buses will call at Manchester Piccadilly. Please allow for an extended journey time of up to 60 minutes. Trains at Glasgow Central will be retimed by up to 10 minutes.

Trains between York / Scarborough / Newcastle and Liverpool Lime Street will only run between York / Scarborough / Newcastle and Manchester Victoria.

Trains between Scarborough / York / Middlesbrough / Newcastle and Manchester Airport will be diverted and not call at Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. Some trains will call additionally at Stalybridge and also not call at Manchester Airport.

Customers for stations between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street should use alternative services. Customers for Liverpool should travel via Manchester Piccadilly on alternative services.


  • On Saturday, the 06:29 Lancaster to Manchester Airport service will not run.
  • On Saturday, the 08:10 Manchester Airport to Edinburgh service will start from Manchester Piccadilly at 07:42.
  • On Saturday, the 18:12 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport service will be diverted after Preston and terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.
  • On Sunday, the 09:05 Manchester Airport to Glasgow Central service will start from Manchester Piccadilly at 08:40.
  • On Sunday, the 19:14 Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport service will divert after Preston and terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.


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.