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Buses replace trains between Manchester Airport / Manchester Piccadilly / Liverpool Lime Street and Chester on Sunday 5 and Monday 6 May 

Route(s) affected

East Midlands Railway between Norwich and Liverpool Lime Street

Northern between Leeds / Manchester Victoria / Helsby and Ellesmere Port / Chester

TransPennine Express between Sheffield and Liverpool Lime Street

Transport for Wales between Manchester Airport / Manchester Piccadilly / Liverpool Lime Street and Chester / Llandudno Junction / Llandudno / Bangor / Holyhead

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Chester and Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Piccadilly, closing various lines over Sunday and Monday.

Northern:

Manchester Oxford Road - Liverpool Lime Street:

Buses will replace trains between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Lime Street. Train services will run between Hunts Cross and Manchester Oxford Road.

Customers should note that a faster connection between Hunts Cross and Liverpool is possible using Merseyrail services.

Leeds - Chester:

Trains that usually run between Leeds and Chester will be amended to run between Leeds and Liverpool Lime Street. You should use other Northern services between Manchester and Chester.

Helsby - Ellesmere Port:

On Monday, buses replace trains between Helsby and Ellesmere Port. No service operates on this route on Sundays.

TransPennine Express:

Buses will replace trains between Warrington Central and Liverpool Lime Street.

Transport for Wales:

Manchester - Chester:

On Sunday only, buses will replace trains between Manchester Airport / Manchester Piccadilly and Chester.

Liverpool Lime Street - Chester:

On Sunday and Monday, buses will replace trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Chester.

East Midlands Railway:

It is not yet known how East Midlands Railway will be affected by this engineering work.

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with Northern or Transport for Wales, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

If you are travelling with East Midlands Railway or TransPennine Express, ​​​​​​​these changes are not currently shown in 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.