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 at Stockport from 22:35 on Saturday 4 and all day on Sunday 5 January

Start date
04/01/2020  00:00
End date
05/01/2020 
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Bournemouth / Exeter St Davids / Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads / Birmingham New Street and Manchester Piccadilly

East Midlands Railway between Norwich / Nottingham and Liverpool Lime Street

Northern between Buxton / Crewe / Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester Piccadilly

TransPennine Express between Cleethorpes / Sheffield and Manchester Airport

Transport for Wales between Milford Haven / Carmarthen / Swansea / Cardiff Central and Manchester Piccadilly

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly

 
TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryEast Midlands RailwayNorthernTransPennine ExpressTransport for WalesVirgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Macclesfield / Heald Green and Stockport, closing all lines.

CrossCountry

From 22:35 on Saturday and all day Sunday, trains will be diverted via Heald Green, and will be unable to call at Stoke-on-Trent, Macclesfield and Stockport.

Buses will be provided to run between Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Macclesfield and Stockport.

East Midlands Railway

All day Sunday, trains will divert between Edale and Manchester Piccadilly, to run via Romiley. These trains will be unable to call at Stockport. Please allow for an extended journey time of up to 20 minutes.

If you are travelling to / from Stockport, buses will be provided between Stockport and Manchester Piccadilly.

Northern

From 22:35 on Saturday, buses will replace trains between Wilmslow / Macclesfield / Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester Piccadilly. Some trains will also be diverted via Heald Green.

On Sunday, trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe will run via Heald Green. Other trains will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Stockport.

Buses will be provided between Stockport and Wilmslow. Buses will also be provided to run directly between Manchester Piccadilly and Stoke-on-Trent.

As a result of the engineering work, a reduced service will run between Manchester Airport and Manchester Oxford Road.

Buxton services will also be amended. Buses will replace trains between Stockport and Hazel Grove.

TransPennine Express

Trains between Cleethorpes and Manchester Airport will run between Cleethorpes and Manchester Piccadilly only. They are also diverted between Chinley and Manchester Piccadilly via, but not calling at, Romiley.

Customers to / from Stockport should travel via Manchester Piccadilly and use Northern trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Stockport.

Customers to / from Manchester Airport should use alternative TransPennine Express trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

Transport for Wales

It is not yet known how Transport for Wales services will be affected.

Virgin Trains

On Sunday, trains will be diverted to run via Crewe and Heald Green and will be unable to call at Macclesfield and Stockport. Buses will be provided to run between Wilmslow and Macclesfield.

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with CrossCountry, East Midlands Railway, Northern, TransPennine Express or Virgin Trains, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Changes for Transport for Wales are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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 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.