Future engineering work

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Buses replace evening / morning trains in the Manchester / Preston area from Monday 25 to Friday 29 October

Start date
25/10/2021 
End date
29/10/2021 
Route affected

Various Northern routes

 
TOC(s) affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations in the Manchester / Preston area, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday to Thursday:

The 22:34 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will not run. A bus will be provided between Manchester Piccadilly and Blackpool North. Alternative services are available between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:09 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will be diverted via Wigan North Western, and will not call at Salford Crescent, Bolton, Lostock, Horwich Parkway, Blackrod, Adlington, Chorley and Buckshaw Parkway. A bus will be provided between Manchester Piccadilly and Blackpool North.

The 23:19 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will be diverted via (but not call at) Wigan North Western, and will not call at Buckshaw Parkway, Chorley, Adlington, Blackrod, Horwich Parkway, Lostock, Bolton and Salford Crescent. A bus will be provided between Preston and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:27 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly service will be bus replaced throughout.

The 23:28 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street service will be bus replaced throughout. Two buses will be provided: one bus will run from Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street calling at Warrington Central only; a second bus will run from Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street calling at all intermediate stations normally served by the train.

The 23:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly service will be bus replaced throughout. Two buses will be provided: one bus will run from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly calling at Warrington Central only; a second bus will run from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly calling at all intermediate stations normally served by the train.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 04:44 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will be diverted via (but not call at) Wigan North Western, and will not call at Buckshaw Parkway, Chorley, Horwich Parkway, Lostock, Bolton and Salford Crescent. A bus will be provided between Preston and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 04:46 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will be diverted via (but not call at) Wigan North Western, and will not call at Salford Crescent, Bolton, Horwich Parkway, Chorley and Buckshaw Parkway. A bus will be provided between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston.

The 05:05 Preston to Colne service will start from Blackburn. A bus will be provided from Preston to Blackburn, departing Preston at 04:45 to connect with the train at Blackburn.

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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.