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 Preston and Manchester Airport on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September

Start date
29/09/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Edinburgh / Glasgow Central and Manchester Airport

TOC(s) affected
TransPennine Express

Engineering work is taking place between Preston and Manchester, closing various lines.

The 22:13 Friday service from Edinburgh to Manchester Airport will terminate at Preston with a coach provided forward to Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

Saturday & Sunday

Services between Glasgow Central / Edinburgh and Manchester Airport will be replaced by coaches between Preston and Manchester Airport calling at Manchester Piccadilly. Journey times will be extended by approx 60 minutes.

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

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.