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 22 and Sunday 23 September

Start date
22/09/2018  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
Transport for WalesNorthernTransPennine Express

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

Buses will replace trains between Manchester Oxford Road and Eccles.

Arriva Trains Wales

Buses will replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Warrington Bank Quay, buses will NOT call at Manchester Oxford Road.


Buses will replace trains between Manchester Oxford Road and Eccles.

TransPennine Express:

Buses replace trains between Manchester Airport and Preston, extending journey times by approximately 60 minutes.

Services to / from Liverpool Lime Street will not run between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Victoria. Customers should travel via Manchester Piccadilly on alternative services.

Some TransPennine Express services between Middlesbrough / Scarborough / York / Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport will be amended or cancelled.

Additionally, the 06:29 Lancaster to Manchester Airport service will not run.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner


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.