Future engineering work

PAGE LAST UPDATED: 24/05/2019 14:17. Update now

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.

Buses replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe via Wilmslow on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 February

Start date
23/02/2019  00:00
End date
24/02/2019 
Route affected
Download map of route afected

CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly and Birmingham New Street / Bournemouth

Northern between Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe and also between Southport / Wigan North Western and Alderley Edge

Transport for Wales between Manchester Piccadilly and Cardiff Central / Carmarthen / Crewe / Fishguard Harbour / Milford Haven / Pembroke Dock / Shrewsbury

Virgin Trains between Manchester Piccadilly and London Euston via Crewe

 
TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryNorthernTransport for WalesVirgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Wilmslow and Crewe on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 February, closing all lines.

The following changes to the train service will apply:

CrossCountry:

CrossCountry services will divert via Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford and will not call at Wilmslow or Crewe.

Rail replacement buses will run between Manchester Piccadilly / Stockport / Wilmslow and Crewe.

Northern:

Saturday

Trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe will be revised to terminate / start at Alderley Edge.

Replacement buses will operate between Wilmslow and Crewe.

Sunday

Trains between Manchester and Wilmslow via Manchester Airport will be revised to start / terminate at Manchester Airport.

Trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe via Stockport will NOT run.

Replacement buses will operate between Manchester Airport and Wilmslow and also between Stockport and Crewe.

Transport for Wales:

Services to / from Manchester Piccadilly will be diverted to run via Warrington Bank Quay. Some services will be amended to start / terminate at Manchester Oxford Road.

Replacement buses will run between Stockport, Wilmslow and Crewe.

Virgin Trains:

Trains to / from Manchester Piccadilly will be diverted to run via Stoke-on-Trent, calling additionally at Macclesfield.

Replacement buses will run between Macclesfield and Wilmslow.

Additionally:

Saturday:

  • A replacement bus will run from Stafford for Crewe, connecting with the 21:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service.
  • The 05:46 and 17:47 Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston services will additionally call at Crewe.

Sunday:

  • A replacement bus will run from Stafford to Crewe, connecting with the 21:51 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service.

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

Bicycles:

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.