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 Northern trains in the North West on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 May

Start date
02/05/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Between the following Northern routes:

TOC(s) affected

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

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


  • Saturday  - 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 start / terminate at Lancaster.
  • Sunday - Replacement buses will run between Preston and Lancaster. .

Blackpool North - Manchester Airport:

  • Saturday and Sunday - Buses will replace trains between Buckshaw Parkway and Preston.

Blackpool North - Liverpool Lime Street:

  • Saturday and Sunday - Buses will replace trains between Wigan North Western and Preston.

Blackpool South:

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


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

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.