Future engineering work

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Amended Northern trains in the North West from Saturday 11 to Monday 13 April

Start date
11/04/2020  00:00
End date
13/04/2020 
Route affected
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Between the following Northern routes:

  • Lancaster and Carlisle via Barrow-in-Furness
  • Leeds and Morecambe
  • Manchester Airport and Barrow-in-Furness / Blackpool North / Windermere
  • Preston and Blackpool South
 
TOC(s) affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations between Wigan North Western and Blackpool North / Blackpool South / Barrow-in-Furness / Morecambe / Windermere , closing various lines on different days between Saturday and Monday.

The following alterations will apply on the over the following routes:

Barrow-in-Furness:

  • Saturday and Monday - Trains will only run between Preston and Barrow-in-Furness. Customers should use alternative trains between Manchester Airport and Preston
  • Sunday – Trains between Manchester Airport and Barrow-in-Furness will not run. The trains between Lancaster and Carlisle via Barrow-in-Furness will only run between Barrow-in-Furness and Carlisle
  • Sunday - Replacement buses will run between Preston and Barrow-in-Furness. Customers should use alternative trains between Manchester Airport and Preston

Blackpool North - Manchester Airport:

  • Saturday / Sunday / Monday – Buses will replace trains between Buckshaw Parkway and Preston.

Blackpool North - Liverpool Lime Street:

  • Saturday / Sunday / Monday – Buses will replace trains between Wigan North Western and Preston.

Blackpool South:

  • Saturday and Monday - Trains will be extended and will run between Blackburn and Blackpool South (instead of between Preston and Blackpool South)

Morecambe:

  • Sunday – Buses will replace trains between Bentham / Lancaster and Morecambe

Windermere:

  • Saturday and Monday - trains will run between Lancaster and Windermere with some trains extended to run between Preston and Windermere
  • Sunday – trains will only run between Oxenholme Lake District and Windermere, and to a reduced timetable. Supplementary buses will run between Oxenholme Lake District and Windermere

Northern are also affected by engineering work in the Liverpool Lime Street area. Further information can be found here.

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.