Travel Updates

 

Northern services during Christmas and New Year 2020/2021

Please find below a day-by-day summary of the services that Northern will be running over the Christmas and New Year Bank Holiday period.

This information is subject to change due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, please check before you travel.

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Wednesday 23 December

 

After 22:00 engineering work will be taking place at various locations. Please check your journey if you are travelling after this time, replacement buses may be in place.

Thursday 24 December

 

Before 07:00 engineering work will be taking place at various locations. Please check your journey if you are travelling before this time, replacement buses may be in place.

Train services will wind down from 19:00.

Friday 25 December

 

No service.

Saturday 26 December

 

No service.

Sunday 27 December

 

Services will start later than normal, but a normal service will then operate (subject to engineering work).

Before 15:30, buses will replace trains between Wakefield Kirkgate and Knottingley due to engineering work.

Monday 28 December

 

Normal service, subject to engineering work.

Due to overnight engineering work, after approximately 22:30 buses will replace some trains between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly.

21:18 Blackpool North to York service will terminate at Leeds due to engineering work. A bus will be provided from Leeds to York.

22:57 Preston to Colne train will terminate at Rose Grove due to engineering work. A bus will run from Rose Grove to Colne.

23:28 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street will terminate at Hunts Cross due to engineering work. A replacement bus will run from Hunts Cross to Liverpool Lime Street.

Tuesday 29 December

 

Normal service, subject to engineering work.

Due to overnight engineering work, until approximately 05:00, and after approximately 22:30 buses will replace some trains between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly.

05:19 York to Blackpool North service will start from Leeds due to engineering work. A bus will be provided from York to Leeds, departing York at 04:12 to connect with the train at Leeds.

05:20 Leeds to York service will depart 05:38 and run later than normally advertised throughout.

21:18 Blackpool North to York service will terminate at Leeds due to engineering work. A bus will be provided from Leeds to York.

22:57 Preston to Colne train will terminate at Rose Grove due to engineering work. A bus will run from Rose Grove to Colne.

23:28 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street will terminate at Hunts Cross due to engineering work. A replacement bus will run from Hunts Cross to Liverpool Lime Street.

Wednesday 30 December

 

Normal service, subject to engineering work.

Due to overnight engineering work, until approximately 05:00, and after approximately 22:30 buses will replace some trains between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly.

05:19 York to Blackpool North service will start from Leeds due to engineering work. A bus will be provided from York to Leeds, departing York at 04:12 to connect with the train at Leeds.

05:20 Leeds to York service will depart 05:38 and run later than normally advertised throughout.

21:18 Blackpool North to York service will terminate at Leeds due to engineering work. A bus will be provided from Leeds to York.

22:57 Preston to Colne train will terminate at Rose Grove due to engineering work. A bus will run from Rose Grove to Colne.

23:28 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street will terminate at Hunts Cross due to engineering work. A replacement bus will run from Hunts Cross to Liverpool Lime Street.

Thursday 31 December

 

Normal service during the day subject to engineering work.

Train services will wind down after 19:00.

Due to early morning engineering work, until approximately 05:00 buses will replace some trains between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly.

05:19 York to Blackpool North service will start from Leeds due to engineering work. A bus will be provided from York to Leeds, departing York at 04:12 to connect with the train at Leeds.

05:20 Leeds to York service will depart 05:38 and run later than normally advertised throughout.

Friday 1 January 2021

 

Services in the North East will not run at all.

Due to engineering work between Preston and Wigan North Western:

Buses will replace trains between the following stations:

  • Between Preston and Blackburn
  • Between Preston and Buckshaw Parkway
  • Between Preston and Wigan North Western
  • Between Preston and Ormskirk


Trains which normally run between Blackpool North and Leeds / York will run as 2 separate services - between Blackpool North and Preston and between Blackburn and Leeds / York.

Trains which normally run between Blackpool North and Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Airport will run as 2 separate services - between Blackpool North and between Buckshaw Parkway and Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Airport.

Trains between Preston and Liverpool Lime Street will run between Wigan North Western and Liverpool Lime Street only.

Trains between Preston and Colne will run between Blackburn and Colne only.

Trains between Preston and Manchester Victoria and between Preston and Ormskirk will not run.

Saturday 2 January

 

Normal service.

No engineering work is planned on this day.

Sunday 3 January

 

Normal Sunday service.

No engineering work is planned on this day.

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Last updated:   25 November 2020