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Train companies affected:South Western Railway
Last updated:Yesterday at 02:21
Train companies affected:National Rail

Amended TransPennine Express service between Manchester Airport and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh from Saturday 30 December until Monday 1 January 

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Engineering work details

Starts 30 Dec 2023 to 01 Jan 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Between Manchester Airport and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central


Engineering work is taking place between Manchester and Preston, closing some lines on Saturday on Sunday. The engineering work is extended to between Manchester and Scotland on Monday. ​​​​​​​

Saturday and Sunday

Trains will start / terminate at Preston.

Buses replace trains between Manchester stations and Preston.


The following amendments will apply to TransPennine Express services:

  • An hourly train service will operate between Manchester and Preston.

  • A two hourly service will operate between Carlisle and Glasgow Central.

Replacement buses will operate between:

  • Preston and Carlisle.

  • Carlisle and Edinburgh calling at Lockerbie.

Check before you travel: 

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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.