Future engineering work

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Buses replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 February

Start date
16/02/2019  00:00
End date
17/02/2019 
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly and Birmingham New Street / Bournemouth

Northern between Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe and also between Southport / Wigan North Western and Alderley Edge

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

Virgin Trains between Manchester Piccadilly and London Euston via Crewe

 
TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryNorthernTransport for WalesVirgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 February, closing all lines.

The following changes to the train service will apply:

CrossCountry:

CrossCountry services scheduled to run between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe will instead divert via Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford, and therefore will not call at Wilmslow or Crewe.

Rail replacement buses will run in place of trains between Manchester Piccadilly / Stockport / Wilmslow and Crewe.

Northern:

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:

All day Saturday and Sunday trains will start from / terminate at Manchester Oxford Road and will be diverted via Warrington Bank Quay, not calling at Stockport, Wilmslow and Crewe.  Buses will run between Stockport, Wilmslow and Crewe.

Virgin Trains:

Virgin Trains services scheduled to run between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe will instead divert via Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford, and therefore will not call at Wilmslow or Crewe.

Buses will run between Wilmslow and Macclesfield and a limited replacement bus service will supplement the train service between Crewe and Stafford.

Some Virgin Train services travelling south from Liverpool Lime Street will call additionally at Crewe.

Customers wanting to travel to Crewe from Manchester Piccadilly should travel via Stafford to connect with alternative Virgin Trains services and rail replacement buses.

Customers travelling to / from Wilmslow should use rail replacement buses to travel via Macclesfield.

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

Bicycles:

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.