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 evening / morning services between Manchester and Preston from Monday 20 to Friday 24 July

Start date
20/07/2020  00:00
End date
24/07/2020 
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, and also between Blackrod and Leyland, closing various lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday to Thursday:

The 23:19 Blackpool north to Manchester Airport service will be diverted via Wigan North Western (not calling). A replacement bus will run from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly, calling at all intermediate stations via Chorley and Bolton.

The 23:31 Manchester Piccadilly to Blackpool North service will be diverted via Wigan North Western (not calling). A replacement bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly to Preston, calling at all intermediate stations via Bolton and Chorley, and calling for customers to disembark only from Leyland onwards.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 04:44 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will be diverted via Wigan North Western (not calling). A replacement bus will run from Preston at 04:16 to Manchester Piccadilly, calling at stations via Chorley and Bolton.

The 04:46 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will be diverted via Wigan North Western (not calling). A replacement bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly to Preston, calling at stations via Bolton and Chorley.

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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