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 late night / early morning trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston via Bolton from Monday 16 to Friday 20 March

Start date
16/03/2020  00:00
End date
20/03/2020 
Route affected

Northern between Manchester Airport / Manchester Piccadilly and Blackpool North

 
TOC(s) affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Salford Crescent and Blackrod overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 23:13 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will be diverted to run via Wigan North Western. A replacement bus will run from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly, calling at all booked stations via Bolton and Chorley.
  • The 23:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Blackpool North service will not call at Blackrod, Adlington or Buckshaw Parkway. A replacement bus will run from Horwich Parkway to Blackpool North.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 04:44 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will be diverted to run via Wigan North Western. A replacement bus will run from Preston (at 04:16 in order to connect with trains at Manchester) to Manchester Piccadilly, calling at all booked stations via Bolton and Chorley.
  • The 04:46 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will be diverted to run via Wigan North Western. A replacement bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly to Blackpool North via Bolton and Chorley.

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.