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.

Reduced service to / from Stockport from 22:30 on Saturday 11 and all day on Sunday 12 January

Start date
11/01/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Penzance / Plymouth / Paignton / Bournemouth / Southampton Central / Reading / Bristol Temple Meads / Birmingham New Street and Manchester Piccadilly

East Midlands Trains between Norwich and Liverpool Lime Street

Northern between Manchester Piccadilly and Buxton / Macclesfield / Crewe

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

Virgin Trains between London Euston / Birmingham New Street and Manchester Piccadilly

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryEast Midlands RailwayNorthernTransport for WalesVirgin Trains

Engineering work is taking place between Macclesfield and Stockport, closing all lines from 22:30 on Saturday and all day on Sunday.


After 22:30 on Saturday and all day on Sunday, trains will be diverted, not calling at Stoke-on-Trent, Macclesfield or Stockport.

Replacement buses will run between:

  • Stafford and Macclesfield via Stoke-on-Trent.
  • Stoke-on-Trent and Stockport via Macclesfield.

East Midlands Railway:

Trains will be diverted, and will not be able to call at Stockport. Replacement buses will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Stockport.


Buses will replace trains between:

  • Manchester Piccadilly and Stoke-on-Trent.
  • Stockport and Hazel Grove.
  • Stockport and Wilmslow.

Transport for Wales:

It is not yet known how Transport for Wales will be affected by this engineering work.

Virgin Trains:

Trains will be diverted between Stoke-on-Trent and Stockport to run via Wilmslow. Replacement buses will run between Wilmslow and Macclesfield.

Check before you travel:

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

If you are travelling with Northern, these changes 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.