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Train companies affected:National Rail

Buses replace trains between Wigan North Western and Lancaster before 16:35 on Sunday 21 January 

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Engineering work details

Starts 21 Jan 2024 to 21 Jan 2024

Route(s) affected

Avanti West Coast between London Euston / Birmingham New Street and Preston / Lancaster / Blackpool North / Carlisle / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh

Northern between Manchester Airport / Manchester Oxford Road / Liverpool Lime Street and Blackpool North

TransPennine Express between Liverpool Lime Street and Glasgow Central


Engineering work is taking place between Wigan North Western and Lancaster, closing all lines before 16:35. ​​​​​​​

Avanti West Coast:

Before 16:35, buses will replace trains between Wigan North Western and Lancaster.


Before 16:35, buses will replace trains between Preston and Lancaster.

TransPennine Express:

Before 16:35, replacement buses will run between:

  • Manchester Airport and Preston.

  • Preston and Lancaster.

Check before you travel: 

If you are travelling with Avanti West Coast, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

If you are travelling with Northern or TransPennine Express, 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.