Northern services during Christmas and New Year 2021/2022

​​​​​​​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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Thursday 23 December

 

Normal service, subject to some late night changes due to engineering work.

Friday 24 December

 

Details will be published when available.

Saturday 25 December

 

No service.

Sunday 26 December

 

No trains will operate across the network, EXCEPT a limited service between Liverpool Lime Street and St Helens Central (between 08:00 and 20:00).

Monday 27 December

 

Some early-morning trains will not run, or will start forward of their usual origin.  If you're wishing to travel before 08:00, please check your journey.

Engineering work in the Leeds area means the following routes will be affected:

  • Leeds - Harrogate - York: Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Horsforth.
  • Leeds - Morecambe / Carlisle: Trains will only run between Skipton and Morecambe / Carlisle.
  • Leeds - Skipton: Reduced train service will operate.
  • Leeds - Bradford Forster Square / Ilkley: Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Kirkstall Forge.
  • Leeds – Manchester Victoria via Bradford Interchange:  Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Bradford Interchange
  • Leeds – Chester:  Trains will not run.
  • Leeds – Manchester Victoria/Wigan via Brighouse:  Trains will terminate at Rochdale (due to engineering work near Manchester Victoria)
  • Halifax – Leeds - Hull:  Buses will replace trains between Halifax and Leeds
  • Leeds – Doncaster:  Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Wakefield Westgate
  • Leeds – Sheffield via Moorthorpe:  Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Wakefield Westgate
  • Leeds - Knottingley via Wakefield: Buses will replace trains.
  • Leeds - Sheffield - Lincoln: Trains will run between Sheffield and Lincoln.

Engineering work will be taking place in the Manchester Victoria area. As a result buses will replace trains:

  • Between Manchester Victoria and Rochdale
  • Between Manchester Victoria and Salford Crescent

Trains that usually run between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street will run between Manchester Oxford Road and Liverpool Lime Street.

Trains between Manchester Victoria and Blackpool North will not run. You can use alternative Northern services between Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Oxford Road and Blackpool North instead.

In addition:

  • 22:04 Manchester Victoria to Blackburn service via Todmorden will terminate at Accrington. You can travel on alternative train services between Accrington and Blackburn.
  • 23:19 Blackburn to Manchester Victoria service via Todmorden will be replaced by a bus.

Tuesday 28 December

 

Engineering work in the Leeds area means the following routes will be affected:

  • Leeds - Harrogate - York: Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Horsforth.
  • Leeds - Morecambe / Carlisle: Trains will only run between Skipton and Morecambe / Carlisle.
  • Leeds - Skipton: Reduced train service will operate.
  • Leeds - Bradford Forster Square / Ilkley: Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Kirkstall Forge.
  • Leeds – Manchester Victoria via Bradford Interchange:  Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Bradford Interchange
  • Leeds – Chester:  Trains will not run.
  • Leeds – Manchester Victoria/Wigan via Brighouse:  Trains will terminate at Rochdale (due to engineering work near Manchester Victoria)
  • Halifax – Leeds - Hull:  Buses will replace trains between Halifax and Leeds
  • Leeds – Doncaster:  Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Wakefield Westgate
  • Leeds – Sheffield via Moorthorpe:  Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Wakefield Westgate
  • Leeds - Knottingley via Wakefield: Buses will replace trains.
  • Leeds - Sheffield - Lincoln: Trains will run between Sheffield and Lincoln.

Engineering work will be taking place in the Manchester Victoria area. As a result buses will replace trains:

  • Between Manchester Victoria and Rochdale
  • Between Manchester Victoria and Salford Crescent

Trains that usually run between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street will run between Manchester Oxford Road and Liverpool Lime Street.

Trains between Manchester Victoria and Blackpool North will not run. You can use alternative Northern services between Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Oxford Road and Blackpool North instead.

In addition:

  • 22:04 Manchester Victoria to Blackburn service via Todmorden will terminate at Accrington. You can travel on alternative train services between Accrington and Blackburn.
  • 23:19 Blackburn to Manchester Victoria service via Todmorden will be replaced by a bus.

Wednesday 29 December

 

Engineering work in the Leeds area means the following routes will be affected:

  • Leeds - Harrogate - York: Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Horsforth.
  • Leeds - Morecambe / Carlisle: Trains will only run between Skipton and Morecambe / Carlisle.
  • Leeds - Skipton: Reduced train service will operate.
  • Leeds - Bradford Forster Square / Ilkley: Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Kirkstall Forge.
  • Leeds – Manchester Victoria via Bradford Interchange:  Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Bradford Interchange
  • Halifax – Leeds - Hull:  Buses will replace trains between Halifax and Leeds
  • Leeds – Doncaster:  Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Wakefield Westgate
  • Leeds – Sheffield via Moorthorpe:  Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Wakefield Westgate
  • Leeds - Knottingley via Wakefield: Buses will replace trains.
  • Leeds - Sheffield - Lincoln: Trains will run between Sheffield and Lincoln.

Engineering work will be taking place in the Manchester Victoria area. As a result:

  • 22:04 Manchester Victoria to Blackburn service via Todmorden will terminate at Accrington. You can travel on alternative train services between Accrington and Blackburn.
  • 23:19 Blackburn to Manchester Victoria service via Todmorden will be replaced by a bus.

Thursday 30 December

 

Engineering work in the Leeds area means the following routes will be affected:

  • Leeds - Harrogate - York: Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Horsforth.
  • Leeds - Morecambe / Carlisle: Trains will only run between Skipton and Morecambe / Carlisle.
  • Leeds - Skipton: Reduced train service will operate.
  • Leeds - Bradford Forster Square / Ilkley: Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Kirkstall Forge.
  • Leeds – Manchester Victoria via Bradford Interchange:  Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Bradford Interchange
  • Halifax – Leeds - Hull:  Buses will replace trains between Halifax and Leeds
  • Leeds – Doncaster:  Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Wakefield Westgate
  • Leeds – Sheffield via Moorthorpe:  Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Wakefield Westgate
  • Leeds - Knottingley via Wakefield: Buses will replace trains.
  • Leeds - Sheffield - Lincoln: Trains will run between Sheffield and Lincoln.

Engineering work will be taking place in the Manchester Victoria area. As a result:

  • 22:04 Manchester Victoria to Blackburn service via Todmorden will terminate at Accrington. You can travel on alternative train services between Accrington and Blackburn.
  • 23:19 Blackburn to Manchester Victoria service via Todmorden will be replaced by a bus.

Friday 31 December

 

Engineering work in the Leeds area means the following routes will be affected:

  • Leeds - Harrogate - York: Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Horsforth.
  • Leeds - Morecambe / Carlisle: Trains will only run between Skipton and Morecambe / Carlisle.
  • Leeds - Skipton: Reduced train service will operate.
  • Leeds - Bradford Forster Square / Ilkley: Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Kirkstall Forge.
  • Leeds – Manchester Victoria via Bradford Interchange:  Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Bradford Interchange
  • Halifax – Leeds - Hull:  Buses will replace trains between Halifax and Leeds
  • Leeds – Doncaster:  Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Wakefield Westgate
  • Leeds – Sheffield via Moorthorpe:  Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Wakefield Westgate
  • Leeds - Knottingley via Wakefield: Buses will replace trains.
  • Leeds - Sheffield - Lincoln: Trains will run between Sheffield and Lincoln.

Saturday 1 January 2022

 

Engineering work in the Leeds area means the following routes will be affected:

  • Leeds - Harrogate - York: Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Horsforth.
  • Leeds - Morecambe / Carlisle: Trains will only run between Skipton and Morecambe / Carlisle.
  • Leeds - Skipton: Reduced train service will operate.
  • Leeds - Bradford Forster Square / Ilkley: Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Kirkstall Forge.
  • Leeds – Manchester Victoria via Bradford Interchange:  Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Bradford Interchange
  • Halifax – Leeds - Hull:  Buses will replace trains between Halifax and Leeds
  • Leeds – Doncaster:  Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Wakefield Westgate
  • Leeds – Sheffield via Moorthorpe:  Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Wakefield Westgate
  • Leeds - Knottingley via Wakefield: Buses will replace trains.
  • Leeds - Sheffield - Lincoln: Trains will run between Sheffield and Lincoln.

 

Engineering work between Stoke-on-Trent and Macclesfield will mean that buses replace trains between Stoke-on-Trent and Stockport.

Engineering work between Hull and Doncaster will result in buses replacing trains between these stations.

Engineering work between Manchester Victoria and Salford Crescent will mean the following changes apply:

  • Buses will replace trains between Manchester Victoria and Salford Central
  • You should use services to / from Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Oxford Road if you are travelling to / from Blackpool North
  • If you are travelling to / from Stalybridge then you should use rail replacement buses to / from Guide Bridge to connect with train services to / from Manchester Piccadilly
  • Trains between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street will start / terminate at Manchester Oxford Road.

Sunday 2 January

 

Engineering work in the Leeds area means the following routes will be affected:

  • Leeds - Harrogate - York: Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Horsforth.
  • Leeds - Morecambe / Carlisle: Trains will only run between Skipton and Morecambe / Carlisle.
  • Leeds - Skipton: Reduced train service will operate.
  • Leeds - Bradford Forster Square / Ilkley: Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Kirkstall Forge.
  • Leeds – Manchester Victoria via Bradford Interchange:  Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Bradford Interchange
  • Halifax – Leeds - Hull:  Buses will replace trains between Halifax and Leeds
  • Leeds – Doncaster:  Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Wakefield Westgate
  • Leeds – Sheffield via Moorthorpe:  Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Wakefield Westgate
  • Leeds - Knottingley via Wakefield: Buses will replace trains.
  • Leeds - Sheffield - Lincoln: Trains will run between Sheffield and Lincoln.

 

Engineering work between Hull and Doncaster will result in buses replacing trains between these stations.

Engineering work between Manchester Victoria and Salford Crescent will mean the following changes apply:

  • Buses will replace trains between Manchester Victoria and Salford Central
  • You should use services to / from Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Oxford Road if you are travelling to / from Blackpool North
  • If you are travelling to / from Stalybridge then you should use rail replacement buses to / from Guide Bridge to connect with train services to / from Manchester Piccadilly
  • Trains between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street will start / terminate at Manchester Oxford Road.

Engineering work is taking place between Buckshaw Parkway and Preston, and between Wigan North Western and Euxton Balshaw Lane. As a result:

  • Until 10:00, buses will replace trains between Buckshaw Parkway and Preston.
  • All day, buses will replace trains between Wigan North Western and Preston.

Monday 3 January

 

Engineering work in the Leeds area means the following routes will be affected:

  • Leeds - Harrogate - York: Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Horsforth.
  • Leeds - Morecambe / Carlisle: Trains will only run between Skipton and Morecambe / Carlisle.
  • Leeds - Skipton: Reduced train service will operate.
  • Leeds - Bradford Forster Square / Ilkley: Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Kirkstall Forge.
  • Leeds – Manchester Victoria via Bradford Interchange:  Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Bradford Interchange
  • Halifax – Leeds - Hull:  Buses will replace trains between Halifax and Leeds
  • Leeds – Doncaster:  Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Wakefield Westgate
  • Leeds – Sheffield via Moorthorpe:  Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Wakefield Westgate
  • Leeds - Knottingley via Wakefield: Buses will replace trains.
  • Leeds - Sheffield - Lincoln: Trains will run between Sheffield and Lincoln.

 

Engineering work between Manchester Victoria and Salford Crescent will mean the following changes apply:

  • Buses will replace trains between Manchester Victoria and Salford Central
  • You should use services to / from Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Oxford Road if you are travelling to / from Blackpool North
  • If you are travelling to / from Stalybridge then you should use rail replacement buses to / from Guide Bridge to connect with train services to / from Manchester Piccadilly
  • Trains between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street will start / terminate at Manchester Oxford Road.

Late evening engineering work on several routes may affect your journey, please check before you travel.

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Last updated:   31 October 2021