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 Stoke-on-Trent / Macclesfield on Sunday 22 August

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Avanti West Coast between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly

CrossCountry to / from Manchester Piccadilly via Macclesfield

London Northwestern Railway between London Euston / Birmingham New Street and Crewe / Liverpool Lime Street

Northern to / from Stoke-on-Trent

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Avanti West CoastCrossCountryLondon Northwestern RailwayNorthern

Engineering work is taking place between Stoke-on-Trent and Macclesfield, closing all lines.

Avanti West Coast:

Trains between London and Manchester via Stoke-on-Trent, will be diverted via Wilmslow, Crewe and Stafford.


Trains will be diverted, not calling at Stoke-on-Trent or Macclesfield. Replacement buses will run between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent / Macclesfield.

London Northwestern Railway:

Trains between Birmingham New Street and Stafford / Crewe via Stoke-on-Trent will not run (except the 20:04 Crewe to Birmingham New Street and the 22:00 Birmingham New Street to Crewe services - which will be retimed at Crewe, diverted and not call at stations between Crewe and Stafford).

Rail replacement buses will operate between Stafford and Crewe, calling at Stone, Stoke-on-Trent, Kidsgrove and Alsager.


Buses will replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly / Stockport and Stoke-on-Trent.

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.