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 late night / early morning Northern service from Monday 27 to Friday 31 May

Start date
27/05/2019  00:00
End date
31/05/2019 
Route affected

Various Northern routes

 
TOC(s) affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Northern network, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday

  • The 23:13 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will be diverted via (but not call at) Wigan North Western.  A bus will be provided from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly calling at intermediate stations via Chorley and Bolton.
  • The 23:29 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street is replaced by a bus throughout.  Two buses will be provided:  one bus will run from Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street calling at Warrington Central only; a second bus will run from Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street calling at all intermediate stations normally served by the train.
  • The 23:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Blackpool North service will not call at Blackrod, Adlington and Buckshaw Parkway.  A bus will be provided from Horwich Parkway to Blackpool North.
  • The 23:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly service be replaced by a bus throughout.  Two buses will be provided:  one bus will run from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly calling at Warrington Central only; a second bus will run from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly calling at all intermediate stations normally served by the train.

 

Tuesday to Friday

  • The 04:44 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will be diverted via (but not call at) Wigan North Western.  A bus will be provided from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly calling at stations via Chorley and Bolton.  The bus will depart Preston at 04:16 to connect with services in Manchester.
  • The 04:46 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will be diverted via (but not call at) Wigan North Western.  A bus will be provided from Manchester Piccadilly to Preston calling at stations via Bolton and Chorley.
  • The 05:05 Preston to Colne service will start from Blackburn.  A bus will be provided from Preston to Blackburn, departing Preston at 04:45 to connect with the train at Blackburn.

 

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