Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Amended service through Manchester Oxford Road on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September

Start date
29/09/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Airport and Llandudno / Bangor

TransPennine Express between Newcastle / Middlesbrough / Scarborough / York and Manchester Airport / Liverpool Lime Street

Northern between Crewe / Wilmslow / Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street and between Manchester Airport and Blackpool North

TOC(s) affected
Transport for WalesNorthernTransPennine Express

Engineering work is taking place between Deansgate and Eccles closing the line.

Arriva Trains Wales

Replacement buses will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Warrington Bank Quay but will not call at Manchester Oxford Road.

Customers should use alternative trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Oxford Road.


Buses will replace trains between Manchester Oxford Road and Eccles.

Please note that industrial action is taking place across the Northern network on Saturday 29 September and a significantly reduced service will be in operation. 

TransPennine Express

The 22:13 Friday service from Edinburgh to Manchester Airport will terminate at Preston with a coach provided forward to Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

Saturday and Sunday

Services to / from Liverpool Lime Street will not run between Liverpool and Manchester Victoria, no trains will call at Lea Green or Newton-le-Willows. Customers to / from Liverpool are advised to travel via Manchester Piccadilly and use other operators services between Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street.

Trains between Manchester Airport and York / Scarborough / Middlesbrough / Newcastle will be diverted via an alternative route and not call at Manchester Oxford Road and Manchester Victoria.

Services between Glasgow Central / Edinburgh and Manchester Airport will be replaced by coaches between Preston and Manchester Airport calling at Manchester Piccadilly. Journey times will be extended by approx 60 minutes.

The 06:29 Lancaster to Manchester Airport service will not run.


Selected services between Newcastle and Manchester Airport will call additionally at Stalybridge.

Most services between Manchester Airport and Newcastle will start / terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

The 19:46 Scarborough to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

The 21:19 Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly service will not run.


The 08:24 Manchester Airport to Middlesbrough, 11:10, 12:09 & 13:10 Manchester Oxford Road to Middlesbrough services will start from Manchester Victoria.

The 07:17 York to Manchester Airport, 08:57 & 09:52 Middlesbrough to Manchester Oxford Road services will terminate at Manchester Victoria.

The 00:45 (Monday morning) Manchester Airport to York service will be diverted to start at Manchester Victoria at 01:13. A bus will operate from Manchester Airport at 0:26 to Manchester Victoria via Manchester Piccadilly to connect with the train.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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


Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.