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Train companies affected:South Western Railway
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Train companies affected:National Rail

No trains to / from Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 January 

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Engineering work details

Starts 13 Jan 2024 to 14 Jan 2024

Route(s) affected

Avanti West Coast between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly

CrossCountry between Plymouth / Bournemouth and Manchester Piccadilly

East Midlands Railway between Derby and Crewe

London North Western Railway between Stafford and Crewe

Northern between Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester Piccadilly


Engineering work is taking place between in the Stoke-on-Trent area, closing all lines. ​​​​​​​

Avanti West Coast:

Trains will be diverted via Crewe.

Buses will replace trains between Stafford and and Macclesfield calling at Stoke-on-Trent and between Macclesfield and Wilmslow.


Buses will replace trains between Stafford and and Macclesfield calling at Stoke-on-Trent .

East Midlands Railway:

Buses will replace trains between Blythe Bridge and Crewe.

London Northwestern Railway:

Trains between Crewe and Stafford via Stoke-on-Trent will not run. Replacement buses will run between Crewe and Stafford via Alsager, Kidsgrove, Longport, Stoke-on-Trent and Stone.


Buses will replace trains between Macclesfield and Stoke-on-Trent all weekend.

On Saturday, trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Alderley Edge will be diverted to terminate / start at Macclesfield and not call at Handforth and Wilmslow. Trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe will terminate / start at Wilmslow.

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.