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 late night trains between Wigan and Salford Crescent from Monday 19 to Thursday 22 July

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Between Southport and Manchester Victoria, between Wigan Wallgate and Blackburn / Stalybridge, and also between Wigan North Western and Stalybridge

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place each night between Hindley and Salford Crescent, and also between Hindley and Meols Cop, closing some lines.

As a result, the following alterations apply:

The 22:18 Southport to Manchester Victoria service will not call at stations between Wigan Wallgate and Salford Crescent. A bus will be provided from Wigan Wallgate to Manchester Victoria.

The 22:19 Blackburn to Wigan Wallgate service will run non-stop from Manchester Victoria to Wigan. A bus will be provided from Manchester Victoria to Wigan to serve intermediate stations.

The 22:31 Stalybridge to Wigan Wallgate service will not call at stations between Salford Crescent and Bolton. A bus will be provided from Salford Crescent to Wigan to serve these stations.

The 23:03 Stalybridge to Wigan North Western service will terminate at Bolton. A bus will be provided from Bolton to Wigan.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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