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Amended service between Stafford and Crewe from Saturday 4 to Monday 6 May 

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Engineering work details

Starts 04 May 2024 to 06 May 2024

Route(s) affected

Avanti West Coast between London Euston / Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street

CrossCountry between Bournemouth / Birmingham New Street and Manchester Piccadilly

London Northwestern Railway between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street

Description

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

Avanti West Coast:

Trains between Stafford and Crewe will be diverted to run via Alsager, and will run to an amended timetable.

Trains between Holyhead and London Euston will run between Holyhead and Crewe only.

It is not yet known what replacement bus service will run, please check back here closer to the time of travel.

CrossCountry:

Most trains will not call at Crewe, with the exception of the 05:11 Manchester Piccadilly to Bournemouth on Saturday and Monday.

You can use London Northwestern Railway services between Stafford and Crewe.

London Northwestern Railway:

The following reduced service will operate:

Saturday

Trains between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street will run between Birmingham New Street and Stafford and between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street only.

Trains between Birmingham New Street and Crewe will run between Birmingham New Street and Stafford only.

Train services between London Euston / Northampton and Crewe will run between London Euston / Northampton and Stafford only.

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

Rail replacement buses will operate between Stafford and Crewe.

Sunday

Trains between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street will run between Birmingham New Street and Stafford and between Crewe and Runcorn only.

Trains between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street will run between Crewe and Runcorn only.

Trains between London Euston / Northampton and Crewe will run between Milton Keynes Central / Northampton and Stafford only (engineering work will also be taking place between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central).

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

Rail replacement buses will operate between Stafford and Crewe and between Runcorn and Liverpool South Parkway. You are advised to travel on Merseyrail train services between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Central.

Monday

Trains between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street will run between Birmingham New Street and Stafford and between Crewe and Runcorn only.

Trains between Birmingham New Street and Crewe will run between Birmingham New Street and Stafford only.

Train services between London Euston / Northampton and Crewe will run between London Euston / Northampton and Stafford only.

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

Rail replacement buses will operate between Stafford and Crewe and between Runcorn and Liverpool South Parkway. You are advised to travel on Merseyrail train services between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Central.

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.