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 trains to / from Widnes / Warrington Central from Saturday 29 to Monday 31 May

Start date
29/05/2021 
End date
31/05/2021 
Route affected
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East Midlands Railway between Norwich and Liverpool Lime Street

Northern services via Warrington Central

 
TOC(s) affected
East Midlands RailwayNorthern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester Oxford Road / Earlestown and Warrington Central, closing various lines.

To see the latest travel advice from each train company, please click on the below links:


East Midlands Railway

Sunday and Monday:

Trains will be diverted between Manchester Oxford Road and Liverpool Lime Street, not calling at stations via Warrington Central.

Trains will additionally call at Newton-le-Willows, connecting with a replacement bus service that will run between Newton-le-Willows and Warrington Central / Widnes / Liverpool South Parkway.

Northern

Leeds - Chester:

From 12:15 Saturday:

Buses will replace trains between Newton-le-Willows and Chester / Ellesmere Port.

Trains that run between Chester and Leeds will be amended to run between Leeds and Liverpool Lime Street.

Additionally, the 18:06 Helsby to Ellesmere Port service and the 18:19 Ellesmere Port to Helsby services will not run.

On Sunday, Northern will run as normally advertised.

Until 12:00 on Monday:

Buses will replace trains between Newton-le-Willows and Chester / Ellesmere Port.

Trains that run between Chester and Leeds will be amended to run between Leeds and Manchester Victoria.

Additionally, the 05:10 Liverpool Lime Street to Ellesmere Port service and the 06:22 Ellesmere Port to Helsby service will not run.

Manchester Oxford Road - Liverpool Lime Street:

Sunday and Monday:

Buses will replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Birchwood. Train services will run between Irlam and Liverpool Lime Street.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.