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 Wigan North Western and Preston from 11:55 on Saturday 20 until 12:00 on Monday 22 April

Start date
20/04/2019  00:00
End date
22/04/2019 
Route affected
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Between Manchester Airport and Preston / Blackpool North and between Liverpool Lime Street and Blackpool North

 
TOC(s) affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Wigan North Western and Euxton Balshaw Lane from 11:55 on Saturday until 12:15 on Monday, closing some lines.

Engineering work will also be taking place between Patricroft and Wigan North Western all day on Sunday.

Saturday after 11:55 and Monday until 12:00

Trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Blackpool North will operate with a reduced frequency, with trains running between Liverpool Lime Street and Wigan North Western and between Preston and Blackpool North.

Replacement road transport will then operate between Wigan North Western and Preston.

Trains between Manchester Airport and Blackpool North will be revised to only run between Manchester Airport and Wigan North Western.

Customers are advised to use replacement road transport between Wigan North Western and Preston, then connect with alternative trains between Preston and Blackpool North.

Sunday

Trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Blackpool North will be revised to only run between Liverpool Lime Street and Wigan North Western.

Replacement road transport will operate between Wigan North Western and Preston with customers advised to use alternative services between Preston and Blackpool North.

Trains between Manchester Airport and Blackpool North via Wigan North Western will be diverted via Bolton and Chorley, not calling at Wigan North Western.

Trains between Manchester Airport and Preston via Chorley will not run.

Replacement road transport will operate between Wigan North Western and Preston with alternative trains available between Manchester Oxford Road / Salford Central and Wigan North Western / Wigan Wallgate and between Preston and Blackpool North.

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.