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 Piccadilly and Manchester Airport from Monday 3 to Friday 7 December

Start date
03/12/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Northern between Blackpool North / Preston / Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport and also between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Airport / Crewe

TransPennine Express between Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Newcastle / Middlesbrough / York and Manchester Airport

TOC(s) affected
NorthernTransPennine Express

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester Piccadilly and Wilmslow / Manchester Airport via Styal, closing all lines each night from Monday evening until Friday morning.


From 22:20 until 04:35 each night, most Northern services will not operate between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport. Replacement buses will operate on this route, calling at all booked stations.

Additionally, from Tuesday to Friday the 00:44 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will be diverted, and will not call at Manchester Airport. A replacement bus will run between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly via Manchester Airport.

TransPennine Express:

Buses replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

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.