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Buses replace trains between Wigan Wallgate / Bolton and Manchester stations on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February  

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Engineering work details

Starts 24 Feb 2024 to 25 Feb 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Between Leeds / Blackburn and Manchester Victoria via Wigan Wallgate and

Southport and Stalybridge and

Southport and Manchester Oxford Road and

Blackpool North and Manchester Airport

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bolton / Walkden and Salford Crescent, closing some lines.

Trains between:-

Saturday

Leeds – Manchester Victoria – Wigan Wallgate: Trains will start / terminate at Manchester Victoria.

Blackburn – Manchester Victoria – Wigan / Headbolt Lane: Trains will run between Blackburn and Manchester Victoria, and between Wigan and Headbolt Lane.

Southport – Stalybridge: Trains will not run.

Manchester Oxford Road – Southport: Trains will be diverted via an alternative route between Manchester and Wigan and will not call at stations via Bolton.

Blackpool North – Manchester Airport: Trains will be diverted via Wigan North Western, and will not call at stations via Bolton.

Barrow-in-Furness / Windermere – Manchester Airport: Trains will be diverted to call additionally at Leyland, Buckshaw Parkway, Adlington, Blackrod, Horwich Parkway and Lostock, and will terminate/ start at Bolton.

Rochdale / Manchester Victoria – Clitheroe: Trains will start / terminate at Bolton.

Buses will be provided between:

  • Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria via Atherton.

  • Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria via Bolton.

  • Bolton and Manchester Piccadilly.

Sunday

Blackpool North – Manchester Airport: Trains will be diverted via Wigan North Western, and will not call at stations via Bolton.

Barrow-in-Furness / Windermere – Manchester Airport: Trains will be diverted to call additionally at Leyland, Buckshaw Parkway, Adlington, Blackrod, Horwich Parkway and Lostock, and will terminate / start at Bolton.

Rochdale / Manchester Victoria – Clitheroe: Trains will start / terminate at Bolton.

Buses will be provided between:

  • Bolton and Manchester Piccadilly.

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.