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 evening / morning trains between Manchester and Blackpool North from Monday 8 to Friday 12 July

Start date
08/07/2019  00:00
End date
12/07/2019 
Route affected

Northern between Manchester Airport / Manchester Piccadilly and Blackpool North

 
TOC(s) affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Salford Crescent and Blackrod areas, closing all lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 23:13 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will be diverted to run via Wigan North Western (not calling). A replacement bus will run between Preston and Manchester Piccadilly calling at all stations via Chorley and Bolton.
  • The 23:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Blackpool North service will not call at Blackrod, Adlington and Bucksaw Parkway. A replacement bus will run between Horwich Parkway and Blackpool North.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 04:44 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will be diverted to run via Wigan North Western (not calling). A replacement bus will run from Preston at 04:16 at Manchester Piccadilly calling at all stations via Chorley and Bolton to connect with the train at Manchester Piccadilly.
  • The 04:46 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will be diverted to run via Wigan North Western (not calling). A replacement bus will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston, calling at intermediate stations via Bolton and Chorley.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.