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 Northern late night / early morning trains from Monday 20 to Friday 24 January

Start date
20/01/2020  00:00
End date
24/01/2020 
Route affected

Various Northern routes

 
TOC(s) affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place each night from approximately 21:00 to 05:00, finishing 05:00 Friday morning, at various locations closing some lines.

Monday to Wednesday

  • 22:18 Southport to Manchester Victoria will be unable to call at all stations between Ince and Salford Crescent. A bus will run between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria calling at all stations via Atherton.
  • 22:19 Blackburn to Wigan Wallgate is replaced by a bus between Manchester Victoria and Wigan Wallgate.
  • 22:34 Wilmslow to Liverpool Lime Street is replaced by a bus between Manchester Oxford Road and Liverpool Lime Street.

Monday to Thursday

  • 22:01 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly is retimed to depart Stockport at 23:22 and call additionally at Levenshulme and Heaton Chapel.
  • 22:17 York to Blackburn is replaced by a bus between Hebden Bridge and Blackburn.
  • 22:52 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly is replaced by a bus throughout.
  • 22:57 Preston to Colne is replaced bus between Blackburn and Colne.
  • 23:08 Hazel Grove to Manchester Piccadilly will terminate at Stockport. Customers should use alternative trains between Stockport and Manchester Piccadilly to complete their journey
  • 23:12 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly is diverted between Wilmslow and Manchester Piccadilly and will not call at stations via Stockport. A bus will run between Wilmslow and Manchester Piccadilly calling at all stations via Stockport.
  • 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield is replaced by a bus throughout.
  • 23:24 Manchester Piccadilly to Hazel Grove is replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Stockport.
  • 23:27 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly will not call at Stockport. A bus will run between Chinley and Manchester Piccadilly calling at Stockport.
  • 23:31 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria is replaced by a bus throughout.
  • 23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe is diverted between Manchester and Wilmslow and will not call at stations via Stockport. A bus will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe calling at all stations but to set down only at stations between Wilmslow and Crewe. 
  • 23:41 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester is replaced by a bus throughout.

Tuesday to Thursday

  • 03:37 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport will be diverted via an alternative route to Deansgate resulting slightly extending journey times.

Tuesday to Friday

  • 05:05 Preston to Colne will start from Blackburn. A bus will run from Preston to Colne  
  • 06:03 Stalybridge to Manchester Victoria is replaced by a bus throughout.

Wednesday

  • 22:31 / 23:03 Stalybridge and Wigan North Western will not call at stations between Salford Crescent and Hindley via Bolton. A bus will run between Manchester Victoria and Wigan North Western calling at all stations via Bolton.

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