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 service through Crewe and Wigan North Western from Saturday 4 to Monday 6 May

Start date
04/05/2019  00:00
End date
06/05/2019 
Route affected
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Caledonian Sleeper between London Euston and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Aberdeen / Inverness / Fort William 

London Northwestern Railway between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street

Northern between Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Airport and Blackpool North 

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh /  Liverpool Lime Street / Holyhead

 
TOC(s) affected
Caledonian SleeperLondon Northwestern RailwayNorthernVirgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations between Crewe and Preston, closing various lines.  

Caledonian Sleeper

Trains will be diverted to terminate / start  at London Kings Cross. 

London Northwestern Railway

On Sunday, no trains will run between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street. Replacement buses will run between Crewe and Liverpool South Parkway. Customers should then use Merseyrail trains between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool to complete their journey.

Northern

Saturday from 11:55

Buses will replace trains between Wigan North Western and Preston.

Trains between Manchester Victoria and Buckshaw Parkway are extended to run to / from Blackpool North.

Trains will be diverted via and calling at Bolton and Chorley.

Sunday

Buses will replace trains between Wigan North Western and Preston.

Trains will be diverted via and calling at Bolton and Chorley.

Monday until approximately 11:55

Buses will replace trains between Wigan North Western and Preston.

Trains between Manchester Victoria and Buckshaw Parkway are extended to run to / from Blackpool North.

Trains will be diverted via and calling at Bolton and Chorley. 

Virgin Trains

Trains between London Euston and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh are diverted between Crewe and Preston via Manchester Piccadilly and Bolton. Replacement buses will run between Crewe and Preston.

Trains between London Euston and Chester will not run, and trains between London Euston and Holyhead will start / terminate at Crewe (not calling at stations between Crewe and Holyhead).

On Sunday only, trains between London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street are diverted between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street via Manchester Piccadilly and Newton-le-Willows. Replacement buses will run between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street via Runcorn.

Please note that Caledonian Sleeper, London Northwestern Railway and Virgin Trains services will also be affected by engineering work taking place at London Euston.

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.