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 between Wigan Wallgate and Southport from Monday 29 October until Friday 2 November

Start date
29/10/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Northern between Leeds / Blackburn and Southport

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Wigan Wallgate and Southport, closing some lines.

As a result, the following trains will be affected:

Monday to Friday:

Services between Leeds and Southport will start / terminate at Wigan Wallgate.

Services from Blackburn to Southport will run up to 10 minutes later than advertised.

Services from Southport to Blackburn will run up to 10 minutes earlier than advertised.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 05:05 Preston to Colne service will start from Blackburn. A replacement bus will run from Preston to Blackburn, departing Preston at 04:45 to connect with the train service.

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.