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 overnight Northern trains from Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 April

Start date
14/04/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected

Various Northern routes

TOC(s) affected

Overnight engineering work is taking place Tuesday to Thursday at various location on the Northern network, closing various lines from approximately 22:00 to 06:00. 

The following alterations will apply:

Tuesday to Thursday

  • The 22:01 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly is retimed to depart Stockport at 23:20 and will call additionally at Levenshulme and Heaton Chapel.
  • The 22:19 York to Blackburn train is replaced by a bus between Hebden Bridge and Blackburn.
  • The 22:52 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly is replaced by a bus throughout.
  • The 22:57 Preston to Colne is replaced by a bus between Blackburn and Colne.
  • The 23:04 Manchester Victoria to Blackburn via Todmorden will not run. Customers should use alternative trains between Manchester Victoria and Todmorden. A replacement bus will run between Todmorden and Blackburn.
  • The 23:41 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester is replaced by a bus throughout.

Wednesday to Friday

  • The 05:05 Preston to Colne will start from Blackburn at 05:39. A bus will run between Preston and Colne call at all stations.
  • The 05:22 Colne to Preston will is replace by a bus between is replaced by a bud between Colne and Blackburn departing Colne at 04:37. 

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.