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Buses replace late night trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 May 

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Engineering work details

Starts 13 May 2024 to 16 May 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Transport for Wales between Cardiff Central / Shrewsbury and Manchester Piccadilly


Engineering work is taking place between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly, closing some lines.

  • The 20:05 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly service will terminate at Crewe. A rail replacement bus service will run between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Wilmslow and Stockport.

  • The 22:32 Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury service will start from Crewe at 23:18. A rail replacement bus service will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Wilmslow, calling at Stockport. This bus service will not connect in to the train service. If you are travelling from Manchester Piccadilly to stations beyond Crewe, you should travel on the 21:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury service.

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.