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Train companies affected:National Rail

Buses replace trains between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria / Manchester Piccadilly via Bolton / Atherton on some dates between Saturday 6 January and Sunday 24 March 

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Engineering work details

Starts 06 Jan 2024 to 24 Mar 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Northern / TransPennine Express services via Atherton / Bolton

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester Victoria and Wigan Wallgate via both Bolton and Atherton, closing all lines on various dates.

Northern:

Buses replace trains between Manchester Victoria / Manchester Piccadilly and Wigan Wallgate via Atherton and also via Bolton on the following dates:

6 / 7 / 13 / 14 / 20 / 21 / 27 / 28 January.

3 / 4 / 10 / 11 / 18 / 24 / 25 February.

3 / 10 / 17 / 24 March.

Buses will replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Wigan Wallgate via Bolton from 12 - 16 February. On these dates, trains will continue to run via Atherton.

Buses will replace trains between Manchester Victoria and Wigan Wallgate via Atherton on 17 February. On this day, trains will continue to run via Bolton.

TransPennine Express:

Saturdays and Sundays only:

On the following dates, buses will replace trains between Manchester Airport and Preston:

20 / 21 / 27 / 28 January.

3 / 4 / 10 / 11 February.

A very limited number of trains will run between Manchester and Preston via Wigan North Western.

Visual Disruption Map:

You can view the visual map of the disruption here.

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.