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Disruption between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield via New Mills Central expected until the end of the day on Monday 6 May 

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Service alteration details

Incident reported: 25 Mar 2024 at 18:03

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Last updated

10 Apr 2024 at 04:14

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Between Manchester Piccadilly and New Mills Central / Chinley / Sheffield

Description

Urgent repairs to the track between New Mills Central and Chinley are causing disruption to journeys on the route between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield via New Mills Central. The line is currently closed in both directions.

As a result, trains may be cancelled, diverted or part replaced by buses.

We anticipate disruption will continue until the end of Monday 6 May.

Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton services are not affected by this disruption.

The following service alterations will apply:

Monday - Saturday

Services that normally run between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield via New Mills Central in both directions will divert via Stockport.

Services between Manchester Piccadilly and New Mills Central will run as scheduled but will be subject to short notice cancellations and delays.

An hourly bus service will operate between New Mills Central and Chinley in both directions.

Sunday

Services between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield via New Mills Central in both directions will divert via Stockport.

An hourly bus service will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Chinley via New Mills Central in both directions.

Journey times will be extended by approximately 45 minutes when travelling using rail replacement transport.

Additional information:

Network Rail staff are on site. However, due to the extent and the nature of the work required to repair the track, the line is expected to remain closed until at least the end of the day on Monday 6 May.

Alternative travel advice:

Ticket restrictions have been lifted during this disruption.

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey up to and including Saturday 20 April using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility information, please use this page.

You can find the location of your replacement bus by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

Compensation:

You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.