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Last updated:Today at 08:13
Train companies affected:Elizabeth line, Great Western Railway

Engineering work between Wigan and Manchester Victoria / Manchester Oxford Road on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 February 

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Engineering work details

Starts 17 Feb 2024 to 18 Feb 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Between Headbolt Lane / Wigan Wallgate and Blackburn and also between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria / Leeds


Engineering work will be taking place between Walkden and Salford Crescent, closing some lines.

Services that run between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria via Atherton will be diverted via Bolton and Westhoughton. As a result, stations via Atherton will not be served.

Buses will be provided between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria, calling at stations via Atherton.

Please note that on Sunday, trains between Manchester and Wigan via Bolton are affected by engineering work between Manchester and Bolton as shown in the long term timetable.

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.