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Amended service between Stoke-on-Trent and Macclesfield on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August  

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Engineering work details

Starts 17 Aug 2024 to 18 Aug 2024

Route(s) affected

Avanti West Coast services between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly via Stoke-on-Trent

CrossCountry between Bournemouth and Manchester Piccadilly

London Northwestern Railway between Stafford and Crewe

Northern between Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester Piccadilly

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Rugeley Trent Valley and Congleton / Macclesfield, closing all lines.

Avanti West Coast:

All weekend, engineering work will block train services that run via Stoke-on-Trent.

An amended service will run, resulting in two trains per hour between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly.

  • One train per hour calling at Stafford, Crewe, Wilmslow and Stockport

  • One train per hour calling at Milton Keynes Central, Rugby, Stafford and Stockport.

Trains between London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street will additionally call at Nuneaton.

In addition, rail replacement buses will run between:

  • Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent

  • Wilmslow and Macclesfield.

CrossCountry:

Trains will not call at Stoke-on-Trent and Macclesfield. Journey times to / from Manchester Piccadilly will be unaffected.

Rail replacement buses will operate between:

  • Stafford and Macclesfield, calling at Stoke-on-Trent

  • Stoke-on-Trent and Wilmslow, calling at Macclesfield

London Northwestern Railway:

Train services between Stafford and Crewe via Stoke-on-Trent will not run.

Rail replacement buses will operate between Crewe and Stafford, calling at Alsager, Kidsgrove, Longport, Stoke-on-Trent and Stone.

Northern:

Saturday:

Trains will not run between Manchester Piccadilly – Macclesfield / Stoke-on-Trent

Trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Alderley Edge will be diverted to start / terminate at Macclesfield.

Trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe via Manchester Airport will start / terminate at Wilmslow.

Rail replacement buses will be run between Macclesfield and Stoke-on-Trent

Trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe via Stockport will run as normal.

Sunday:

Trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Stoke-on-Trent will not run.

Rail replacement buses will operate between Manchester Piccadilly and Stoke-on-Trent.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

Please be advised that, on occasion, replacement vehicles may be busier than usual, and you should allow extra time for your journey.