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 trains between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 February

Start date
09/02/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Bournemouth / Birmingham New Street and Manchester Piccadilly

Northern between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly / Liverpool Lime Street

Transport for Wales between Fishguard Harbour / Milford Haven / Carmarthen / Cardiff Central / Shrewsbury / Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly

Virgin Trains between London Euston / Birmingham New Street and London Euston

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryNorthernTransport for WalesVirgin Trains

Engineering work is taking place between Crewe and Wilmslow, closing all lines.


Train services to / from Manchester Piccadilly will be diverted, and will not call at Crewe or Wilmslow. Replacement buses will run between:

  • Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly.
  • Crewe, Wilmslow and Stockport.


On Saturday, no Northern service will run as a result of Industrial Action. More information on this can be found here.

On Sunday, trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe will start from / terminate at Alderley Edge. A bus will operate between Wilmslow and Crewe.

Transport for Wales:

Trains will be diverted via Warrington Bank Quay.  A replacement bus service will be in place between Stockport and Crewe.

Virgin Trains:

Train services between to / from Manchester Piccadilly will be diverted to run via Macclesfield, and will not call at Crewe or Wilmslow.

Replacement buses will run between Macclesfield and Wilmslow. Customers travelling between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly should use alternative services between Crewe and Wilmslow, then use replacement buses between Macclesfield and Wilmslow to connect with train services to / 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.