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 evening services between Manchester Victoria and Blackburn via Todmorden from Monday 8 to Thursday 11 October

Start date
08/10/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Northern between Manchester Victoria and Blackburn (via Todmorden)

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester Victoria and Smithy Bridge overnight, closing lines from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result, the following trains will be amended:

  • The 22:04 Manchester Victoria to Blackburn via Todmorden service will terminate at Accrington. Customers for stations to Blackburn should change at Accrington for alternative rail services.
  • The 23:25 Blackburn to Manchester Victoria via Todmorden service will not run. A replacement bus will operate, calling at all booked stations.

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.