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.

Buses replace trains between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge on Sunday 9 February

Start date
09/02/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Northern between Wigan North Western and Stalybridge

TransPennine Express between Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Airport and Hull / York / Scarborough / Middlesbrough / Newcastle / Edinburgh

TOC(s) affected
NorthernTransPennine Express

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester Victoria and Ashton-under-Lyne, closing all lines.


Buses replace trains between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge.

TransPennine Express:

An amended timetable will apply across the North TransPennine route.

  • There will be no TransPennine Express services at Manchester Victoria or Lea Green. Customers in central Manchester should use Manchester Piccadily station.
  • There will be no direct service from the east / north to or from Liverpool Lime Street.
  • An hourly service will operate between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Airport calling at Newton-le-Willows, Manchester Oxford Road and Manchester Piccadilly.
  • Services between Liverpool and Newcastle / Edinburgh will run between Huddersfield and Newcastle / Edinburgh only.
  • Services between Liverpool and Scarborough will run between York and Scarborough only.
  • Most services between Manchester Airport and Newcastle / Middlesbrough will start from / terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.


Frequent alternative services are available between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

  • Most EASTBOUND Manchester Piccadilly to York / Newcastle services will call additionally at Stalybridge.
  • Most WESTBOUND Redcar Central / York to Manchester Piccadilly services will call additionally at Stalybridge.


Local stopping services between Manchester Piccadilly and Huddersfield will be extended to run to / from Sheffield due to engineering work blocking the route between Manchester and Sheffield via Stockport. These services will be exceptionally busy.


  • 00:38 Manchester Airport to York departs Manchester Piccadilly 7 mins later at 01:00.
  • 04:24 Manchester Picadilly to York departs Manchester Piccadilly 10 mins later at 02:52.

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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.