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 overnight service between Manchester and Liverpool Lime Street from Monday 19 to Friday 23 November

Start date
19/11/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Northern between Wilmslow / Manchester Victoria / Preston and Liverpool Lime Street

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester Victoria and Newton-le-Willows, closing some lines.

As a result, the following trains will be amended:

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 22:35 Wilmslow to Liverpool Lime Street service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly. A replacement bus will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street.
  • The 23:15 Liverpool Lime Street to Preston service will not call at Prescot, Eccleston Park, Thatto Heath, Garswood and Bryn. A replacement bus will run between Huyton and Preston to serve these stations.
  • The 23:31 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 05:28 Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street will start from 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.