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Disruption to Northern services between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield via New Mills Central until at least the end of the day on Saturday 31 August 

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Service alteration details

Incident reported: 25 Mar 2024 at 18:03

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Last updated

08 Jul 2024 at 08:37

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield via New Mills Central


Ongoing repairs to the track are taking place between New Mills Central and Chinley. As the line is currently closed in both directions, journeys on the route between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield via New Mills Central are disrupted.

Trains may be cancelled, diverted or replaced by buses for part of the journey.

Disruption is expected until at least the end of the day on Saturday 31 August.

The following service alterations will apply:

From Saturday 6 July until Sunday 25 August:

Manchester to New Mills Central via Bredbury

Monday to Saturday:

An hourly train service will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Marple. A bus service will run between Marple and Chinley.


An hourly bus service will run between Manchester Piccadilly, Bredbury, Marple and Chinley.

Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield

Services between Chinley and Manchester Piccadilly continue to divert via Hazel Grove and Stockport, with a bus service in operation between Chinley and Marple.

What work is taking place?

Following emergency ground investigations, engineers confirmed that work is required to repair damage to the earth that supports the railway.

Engineers are working 24/7 to stabilise the embankment in the Hague Bar area of New Mills. If the work is not carried out, there is a risk of 50,000 tonnes of earth falling from the railway into the River Goyt.

The team will be drilling pile foundations into the earth and building a wall between the railway and the river to stop the movement of the ground.

Where can I find more information?

You can find more information about this disruption by visiting Northern's website and Network Rail's website.

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey up to and including Friday 26 July using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Replacement bus travel advice:

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

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.


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.