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Train companies affected:Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, ScotRail, TransPennine Express

Amended service between Stoke-on-Trent and Macclesfield on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August 

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Engineering work details

Starts 10 Aug 2024 to 11 Aug 2024

Route(s) affected

Avanti West Coast services between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly via Stoke-on-Trent

CrossCountry between Bournemouth and Manchester Piccadilly

London Northwestern Railway between Stafford and Crewe

Northern between Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester Piccadilly

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Rugeley Trent Valley and Congleton / Macclesfield, closing all lines.

Avanti West Coast:

The engineering work will block the Avanti West Coast route between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly via Stoke-on-Trent in both directions.

As a result, an amended service of two trains per hour will operate between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly as follows:

  • One train per hour calling at Stafford, Crewe, Wilmslow and Stockport

  • One train per hour calling at Milton Keynes Central, Rugby, Stafford and Stockport.

To provide connections to / from Stoke-on-Trent and Macclesfield, buses will run between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent, and between Wilmslow and Macclesfield.

Services between London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street will be stopping additionally at Nuneaton.

CrossCountry:

Train services will not call at Stoke-on-Trent or Macclesfield.

Rail replacement buses will run between:

  • Stafford - Stoke-on-Trent and Macclesfield

  • Stoke-on-Trent, Macclesfield and Wilmslow

Journey times to / from Manchester are unaffected.

London Northwestern Railway:

Train services between Stafford and Crewe via Stoke-on-Trent will not run.

A replacement bus service will run between Stafford and Crewe, calling at Stone, Stoke-on-Trent, Longport, Kidsgrove, and Alsager.

Northern:

Saturday:

Manchester Piccadilly – Macclesfield / Stoke-on-Trent: Additional services will be provided between Stockport and Macclesfield.

Manchester Piccadilly – Crewe via Stockport: Trains will terminate at Wilmslow.

Crewe – Manchester Piccadilly via Stockport: Trains will start from Wilmslow.

Alternative services are available between Wilmslow and Crewe.

Sunday:

Manchester Piccadilly – Stoke-on-Trent: Trains will not run.

Buses will be provided between Stockport and Stoke-on-Trent.

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with CrossCountry, London Northwestern Railway or Northern, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

If you are travelling with Avanti West Coast, these changes are not currently showing 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.