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 between Preston and Wigan North Western until 14:30 on Sunday 3 February

Start date
03/02/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Northern between Preston and Manchester Oxford Road / Liverpool Lime Street

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Preston and Wigan North Western, closing some lines.

Trains between Preston and Liverpool Lime Street will not call at Euxton Balshaw Lane. Buses will run between Preston and Wigan North Western, calling at Leyland and Euxton Balshaw Lane.

The following services will be replaced by a bus:

  • 08:11 Preston to Manchester Oxford Road
  • 08:22 Preston to Liverpool Lime Street


TransPennine Express and Virgin Trains are not affected by this engineering work.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey with Northern 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.