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 Manchester Victoria and Wigan from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 November

Start date
26/11/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Northern between Blackburn / Stalybridge and Wigan Wallgate / Southport

TOC(s) affected

Engineering works is taking place between Manchester Victoria and Hindley, and between Hindley and Southport, closing some lines.

As a result, the following services will be amended:

  • The 22:18 Southport to Manchester Victoria service will not call at Ince, Hindley, Daisy Hill, Hag Fold, Atherton, Walkden, Moorside or Swinton. A replacement bus will run between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria, serving these stations.
  • The 22:19 Blackburn to Wigan Wallgate service will terminate at Manchester Victoria. A replacement bus will run between Manchester Victoria and Wigan Wallgate.
  • The 23:03 Stalybridge to Wigan North Western service will terminate at Manchester Victoria.

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.