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 between Manchester Oxford Road and Liverpool Lime Street via Warrington Central from Saturday 28 to Monday 30 August

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East Midlands Railway between Norwich and Liverpool Lime Street

Northern between Manchester Oxford Road and Liverpool Lime Street 

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East Midlands RailwayNorthern

Engineering work is taking place between Trafford Park and Birchwood / Hunts Cross, closing all lines.

East Midlands Railway:

Trains to / from Liverpool Lime Street will be diverted to run via Newton-le-Willows instead of via Warrington Central.

Replacement buses will run to / from Newton-le-Willows via Warrington Central and Widnes.


Buses will replace trains between Manchester Oxford Road and Warrington Central, and between Warrington Central and Liverpool Lime Street.

On Saturday and Monday, replacement buses will run between Warrington Central and Newton-le-Willows, connecting with Manchester - Liverpool train services via Earlestown.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey with Northern 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.