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Last updated:Today at 09:26
Train companies affected:Avanti West Coast, c2c, Gatwick Express, Great Northern, Great Western Railway, Hull Trains, London Northwestern Railway, Lumo, Merseyrail, Northern, Southern, Thameslink, Transport for Wales, TransPennine Express, West Midlands Railway

Buses replace trains between Wigan Wallgate and Salford Crescent / Bolton / Southport on Saturday 28 September  

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Engineering work details

Starts 28 Sep 2024 to 28 Sep 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Between Southport and Manchester Oxford Road / Stalybridge and

between Wigan Wallgate and Leeds and

Between Headbolt Lane and Blackburn


Engineering work is taking place between Daisy Hill and Wigan, and between Bolton and Hindley, closing some lines.

The following amendments will be in operation:

Trains between Southport and Manchester Oxford Road will not run.

Southport to Stalybridge: Trains will run between Salford Crescent and Stalybridge.

Stalybridge to Southport: Trains will run between Stalybridge and Bolton.

Trains between Wigan Wallgate and Leeds: Trains will start / terminate at Wigan North Western, and will run via an alternative route between Wigan and Manchester Victoria.

Headbolt Lane to Blackburn: Trains will run between Healdbolt Lane and Wigan Wallgate, and between Bolton and Blackburn.

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

Buses will be provided between:

  • Wigan Wallgate and Salford Crescent via Atherton.

  • Wigan Wallgate and Bolton.

  • Wigan Wallgate and Southport.

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 replacement vehicles may be busier than usual, and you should allow extra time for your journey.