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Reduced service between Stafford and Crewe from Saturday 25 to Monday 27 May 

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Engineering work details

Starts 25 May 2024 to 27 May 2024

Route(s) affected

Avanti West Coast between London Euston / Birmingham New Street / and Chester / Crewe / Holyhead / Liverpool Lime Street / Blackpool North / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh

CrossCountry between Bournemouth / Birmingham New Street and Manchester Piccadilly

London Northwestern Railway between London Euston / Rugby / Coventry / Birmingham New Street and Crewe / Liverpool Lime Street

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Stafford and Crewe, closing various lines.

Avanti West Coast:

A general service pattern will run as below:

Saturday:

  • 1 train per hour (in each direction) to / from Liverpool Lime Street via Alsager

  • 1 train per hour (in each direction) to / from Preston via the Trent Valley and Alsager. Some of these services will start / terminate at Lancaster or Oxenholme in the morning and evening.

  • 2 trains per hour (in each direction) to / from Birmingham New Street. One service every 2 hours will be extended to Wolverhampton. There are some hours where it will only be possible to run one train in each direction.

  • 2 trains per hour (in each direction) to / from Manchester via Stoke-on-Trent.

  • North Wales services will only operate between Crewe and Holyhead in both directions.

Sunday:

  • 1 train per hour (in each direction) to / from Liverpool Lime Street via Alsager

  • 1 train per hour (in each direction) to / from Preston via the Trent Valley and Alsager. Some of these services will start / terminate at Lancaster or Oxenholme in the morning and evening.

  • 2 trains per hour (in each direction) to / from Birmingham New Street. One service every 2 hours will be extended to Wolverhampton. There are some hours where it will only be possible to run one train in each direction. Some morning services will also run to / from Stafford.

  • 2 trains per hour (in each direction) to / from Manchester via Stoke-on-Trent. A couple of these will run via Wilmslow instead.

  • North Wales services will only operate between Crewe and Holyhead in both directions.

Monday:

  • 1 train per hour (in each direction) to / from Liverpool Lime Street via Alsager

  • 1 train per hour (in each direction) to / from Preston via the Trent Valley and Alsager. Some of these services will start / terminate at Lancaster or Oxenholme in the morning and evening.

  • 2 trains per hour (in each direction) to / from Birmingham New Street. One service every 2 hours will be extended to Wolverhampton. There are some hours where it will only be possible to run one train in each direction.

  • 2 trains per hour (in each direction) to / from Manchester via Stoke-on-Trent.

  • North Wales services will only operate between Crewe and Holyhead in both directions.

Rail replacement buses will run between:

  • Wilmslow and Macclesfield

CrossCountry:

Saturday:

The 07:26 Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly service will divert from Stafford via Stoke-on-Trent and Macclesfield, calling additionally at both stations.

Sunday:

The 08:26 Manchester Piccadilly to Bournemouth service will divert via Macclesfield and Stoke-on-Trent to Stafford.

Monday:

The 07:26 Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly services will divert from Stafford via Stoke-on-Trent and Macclesfield, calling additionally at both stations.

The 17:25 Manchester Piccadilly to Bournemouth service will run via Macclesfield and Stoke-on-Trent to Stafford.

London Northwestern Railway:

Saturday to Monday

Rail replacement buses will operate between Stafford and Crewe.

Trains between Stafford and Crewe (via Stoke-on-Trent) will run as normal.

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.