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 Bolton and Preston before 14:20 on Sunday 7 November

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Northern between Manchester Airport / Manchester Victoria / Liverpool Lime Street and Blackpool North / Barrow-in-Furness

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Engineering work is taking place between Bolton and Blackrod, closing lines before 14:20.

Before 14:20, buses will replace trains between Bolton and Preston.

Services to / from Barrow-in-Furness will be diverted via Wigan North Western (not calling). Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Blackpool North will additionally call at Layton.

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 pandemic. 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.