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 late night / early morning Northern trains from Monday 2 to Friday 6 March

Start date
02/03/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected

Various Northern routes

TOC(s) affected

Overnight engineering work is taking place at various points on the Northern network from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing lines overnight.

Monday to Thursday

  • The 22:18 Blackpool North to Liverpool Lime Street is replace by a bus between Wigan North Western and Liverpool Lime Street.
  • The 22:57 Preston to Colne is replaced by a bus between Blackburn and Colne.
  • The 22:34 Wilmslow to Liverpool Lime Street is replaced by a bus between Manchester Oxford Road and Liverpool Lime Street.
  • The 23:31 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria is replaced by a bus throughout.

Tuesday to Friday

  • The 03:37 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport is diverted between Liverpool Lime Street and Deansgate slightly extending journey times but the train will depart Manchester Piccadilly at the normal time.
  • The 05:05 Preston to Colne will start from Blackburn calling at Accrington and Burnley Central only. A replacement bus will run from Preston to Colne calling at all stations.
  • The 05:22 Colne to Preston is replaced by a bus between Colne and Blackburn departing Colne at 04:37 to enable connection with the train at Blackburn.

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.