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.

Amended evening / morning services between Manchester and Liverpool from Monday 1 to Friday 5 April

Start date
01/04/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected

TransPennine Express between Newcastle and Liverpool Lime Street

TOC(s) affected
TransPennine Express

Engineering work is taking place overnight in the Liverpool Lime Street area from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing all lines.

Monday to Thursday:

The 21:00 Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street service will be diverted to terminate at Manchester Piccadilly. A replacement bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly to Liverpool Lime Street via Newton-le-Willows and Lea Green.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 05:20 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle service will depart earlier than usual at 04:55. This service will be diverted, and will not call at Lea Green, Newton-le-Willows or Manchester Victoria, but it will additionally call at Manchester Piccadilly (05:50) and Stalybridge (06:07).

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.