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.

No trains to / from Manchester Victoria on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 April

Start date
20/04/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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All routes through Manchester Victoria

TOC(s) affected
NorthernTransPennine Express

Engineering work is taking place in the Manchester Victoria area, closing all lines to and from Manchester Victoria.


Buses will replace trains between:   

  • Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge.
  • Manchester Victoria and Salford Crescent.

Sunday only

Trains between Manchester Victoria and Blackpool North / Wigan / Southport via Atherton are diverted to start / terminate from Manchester Oxford Road.

Buses will replace trains between Manchester Victoria and Rochdale (some of these buses are extended to run to / from Blackburn).

TransPennine Express

There will be NO DIRECT trains to / from Manchester Airport.

Trains between Manchester Airport and Newcastle / Middlesbrough will start from / terminate at Manchester Piccadilly and will not call at Manchester Oxford Road or Manchester Victoria..

Frequent alternative services are available between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly.

Trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Scarborough will be diverted to operate between Manchester Piccadilly and Scarborough calling additionally at Stalybridge, Greenfield, Marsden and Slaithwaite.

Trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle will only operate between Leeds and Newcastle.

Customers should use alternative TransPennine Express trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Leeds.

An hourly service will run between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Oxford Road calling at Lea Green and Newton-le-Willows.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.