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 overnight trains between Preston and Barrow-in-Furness from Monday 19 to Friday 23 November

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

Northern between Manchester Airport / Preston / Lancaster and Barrow-in-Furness

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Carnforth and Barrow-in-Furness, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday to Wednesday:

The 22:06 Lancaster to Barrow-in-Furness service will be replaced throughout.

Monday to Thursday:

The 22:10 Manchester Airport to Barrow-in-Furness service will terminate at Preston. A replacement bus will run between Preston and Barrow-in-Furness.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 04:53 Barrow-in-Furness to Preston service will not run. A replacement bus will run between Barrow-in-Furness and Preston, departing Barrow-in-Furness at 04:34 in order to connect with Preston to London Virgin Trains services.

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.