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 Rainford and Kirkby from Monday 18 July to Monday 29 August

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Major engineering work is taking place between Rainford and Kirkby, with a new station - Headbolt Lane - being constructed. As a result, all lines will be closed from Monday 18 July to Monday 29 August inclusive.

Buses will replace trains between Rainford and Kirkby.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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.