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Buses replace trains between Southport / St Helens and Buckshaw Parkway / Bolton / Salford Crescent on Monday 6 May 

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Northern between Southport / Headbolt Lane / Liverpool Lime Street and Wigan Wallgate / Blackburn / Manchester Oxford Road / Stalybridge / Leeds


Engineering work is taking place between Wigan Wallgate / Wigan Northwestern and Bolton / Preston / Salford Crescent, closing various lines.

Replacement buses will run between:

  • Buckshaw Parkway and St Helens Central via Euxton Balshaw Lane and Wigan North Western.

  • Southport and Wigan Wallgate.

  • Wigan Wallgate and Bolton.

  • Wigan Wallgate and Salford Crescent via Atherton.

Trains between Headbolt Lane and Blackburn will run between Headbolt Lane and Wigan Wallgate, and between Salford Crescent and Blackburn.

Train services to / from Moses Gate, Farnworth and Kearsley will be retimed and amended.

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.