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 Wigan North Western / Bolton and Preston from 21:50 on Saturday 2 until 09:00 on Sunday 3 March

Start date
02/03/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Northern between Manchester Airport / Manchester Victoria and Blackpool North

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Blackrod and Preston, closing all lines on Saturday evening.


After 21:50, buses will replace trains between Bolton and Preston, and also between Wigan North Western and Preston.


The following amendments will apply:

  • The 07:48 Blackpool North to Manchester Oxford Road service will start from Bolton.
  • The 07:55 Blackpool North to Liverpool Lime Street will run between Blackpool North and Preston, and separately from Wigan North Western at 08:41 for Liverpool Lime Street.
  • The 07:58 Manchester Piccadilly to Preston service will terminate at Bolton.
  • The 08:21 Blackpool North to Manchester Victoria service will depart Preston at 09:03, and run later than usual to Manchester Victoria, arriving at 09:55.

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.