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 overnight Northern service in the North West from Monday 16 until Thursday 19 September

Start date
16/09/2019  00:00
End date
19/09/2019 
Route affected

Manchester Piccadilly and Macclesfield / Crewe / Chester / Buxton / Hazel Grove

Manchester Victoria and Southport

Wigan North Western / Wigan Wallgate and Blackburn / Stalybridge

Preston and Colne

 
TOC(s) affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations in the Manchester area, closing some lines each night.

Monday to Thursday:

Ince

22:18 Southport to Manchester Victoria service will be diverted and not call at stations between Ince and Swinton. A bus will be provided for these stations, starting at Wigan Wallgate.

22:19 Blackburn to Wigan Wallgate service will be diverted and not call at stations between Salford Central and Ince. A bus will be provided for these stations, starting from Manchester Victoria.

22:31 and 23:03 Stalybridge to Wigan North Western services will be replaced by buses between Bolton and Wigan North Western.

Stockport

22:59 Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by a bus between Hazel Grove and Manchester Piccadilly.

23:08 Hazel Grove to Manchester Piccadilly service will terminate at Stockport. Onward train connections will be available from Stockport to Manchester Piccadilly.

23:12 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will be diverted and not call at stations between Wilmslow and Levenshulme. A bus will be provided for these stations, starting from Wilmslow.

23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield service will not run and will be replaced by a bus throughout.

23:24 Manchester Piccadilly to Hazel Grove service will be replaced by a bus between Stockport and Hazel Grove.

23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will be diverted and not call at stations between Levenshulme and Wilmslow. A bus will be provided for these stations, starting from Manchester Piccadilly.

Plumley

22:01 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly service will depart Stockport at the later time of 23:22, calling additionally at Levenshulme and Heaton Chapel.

22:52 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

23:41 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

Colne

Tuesday to Friday, the 05:05 Preston to Colne service will start from Blackburn at 05:39, calling at Accrington and Burnley Central only. A bus will be provided to run from Preston to Colne.

Tuesday to Friday, the 05:22 Colne to Preston service will be replaced by a bus between Colne and Blackburn. The bus will depart at the earlier time 04:37.

Monday to Thursday, the 22:57 Preston to Colne service will be replaced by a bus between Blackburn and Colne.

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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:

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