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 Stoke-on-Trent and Macclesfield on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 April

Start date
06/04/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Penzance / Exeter St Davids / Paignton / Bournemouth / Southampton Central / Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads and Manchester Piccadilly

Northern between Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester Piccadilly

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryNorthernVirgin Trains

Engineering work is taking place between Stoke-on-Trent and Macclesfield, closing all lines.


Trains will be diverted and will not call at Stoke-on-Trent or Stafford.

Buses will run between Stoke-on-Trent, Macclesfield and Stockport.


On Saturday, the 21:43 Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent service will terminate at Macclesfield and the 22:55 Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester Piccadilly service will start from Macclesfield. Buses will provided to run between Macclesfield and Stoke-on-Trent.

On Sunday, buses will replace trains between Macclesfield and Stoke-on-Trent.

Virgin Trains

Trains will be diverted to run via Crewe.

Buses will run between Macclesfield and Wilmslow / Stoke-on-Trent / Stafford.

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.