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 Wigan Wallgate via Atherton / Bolton Sunday 23 February

Start date
23/02/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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All Northern routes through Salford Crescent

TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh

TOC(s) affected
NorthernTransPennine Express

Engineering work is taking place between Salford Crescent and Hindley and between Manchester Victoria and Bolton, closing all lines.


As a result, buses will replace trains between Manchester Victoria and Wigan Wallgate via Atherton and between Manchester Victoria and Bolton.

TransPennine Express:

Trains will be diverted between Manchester and Preston, and will not call at Bolton. Customers should use Northern train / bus services between Preston and Bolton, and also between Manchester and Bolton instead.

Services running from Manchester towards Scotland will not call at Manchester Oxford Road. Customers travelling to / from this station should use Manchester Piccadilly instead.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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.