Future engineering work

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Buses replace trains between Bolton / Wigan North Western and Preston from 21:50 on Saturday 23 until 09:00 on Sunday 24 February

Start date
23/02/2019  00:00
End date
24/02/2019 
Route affected
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Between Manchester Airport / Manchester Victoria / Liverpool Lime Street and Blackpool North

 
TOC(s) affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place from 21:50 on Saturday 23 until 09:00 on Sunday 24 February between Blackrod and Preston and between Wigan North Western and Leyland, closing all lines.

Saturday from 21:50:

Trains between Manchester Airport / Manchester Victoria and Blackpool North will operate between Manchester and Bolton / Horwich Parkway, and between Preston and Blackpool North in both directions.

Buses will then operate between Bolton and Preston in both directions to connect with train services.

Trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Blackpool North will operate between Liverpool and Wigan North Western, and between Preston and Blackpool North in both directions.

Buses will then operate between Wigan North Western and Preston in both directions to connect with train services.

Sunday until 09:00:

The following alterations will be in place:

  • The 07:48 Blackpool North to Manchester Oxford Road will start from Bolton.
  • The 07:58 Manchester Piccadilly to Preston will terminate at Bolton.
  • The 08:21 Blackpool North to Manchester Victoria will depart Preston at 09:03 and run later than normally advertised to Manchester Victoria (arriving at 09:55).
  • The 07:55 Blackpool North to Liverpool Lime Street will start from Wigan North Western. An additional train will operate from Blackpool North to Preston departing at 07:55.

 

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.