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Bank Holiday Information: Northern

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Saturday 23 December

After 20:15, buses will replace trains between Leeds and York via Micklefield due to engineering work.

Christmas Eve Sunday 24 December

From 18:00 on Christmas Eve, trains may be cancelled or will terminate short of their normal destination. Most services will be withdrawn by 20:00.

Buses will replace trains between Leeds and York via Micklefield all day due to engineering work.

Christmas Day Monday 25 December

No service.

Boxing Day Tuesday 26 December

No service.

Wednesday 27 December

Early morning trains may be cancelled, or will start later than normally advertised, until 08:00.

Due to overnight engineering work, between approximately 23:40 (Wednesday night) and 05:00 (Thursday morning) buses will replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

Due to late night engineering work in the Liverpool area:

  • 22:47 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street service will not call at West Allerton, Mossley Hill and Edge Hill. A rail replacement bus service will run between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Lime Street.

  • 23:28 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street service will terminate at Warrington Central. A rail replacement bus service will run between Warrington Central and Liverpool Lime Street.

Due to late night engineering work, the 22:51 Preston to Colne service will terminate at Rose Grove. A rail replacement bus service will run between Rose Grove and Colne.

Thursday 28 December

Due to overnight engineering work, between approximately 23:40 (Thursday night) and 05:00 (Friday morning) buses will replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

Due to late night engineering work in the Liverpool area:

  • 22:47 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street service will not call at West Allerton, Mossley Hill and Edge Hill. A rail replacement bus service will run between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Lime Street.

  • 23:28 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street service will terminate at Warrington Central. A rail replacement bus service will run between Warrington Central and Liverpool Lime Street.

Due to late night engineering work, the 22:51 Preston to Colne service will terminate at Rose Grove. A rail replacement bus service will run between Rose Grove and Colne.

Friday 29 December

Due to early morning engineering work, until 05:00 buses will replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

Saturday 30 December

Due to engineering work, buses will replace trains between Doncaster and Hull via Goole.

Due to engineering work, trains in both directions between Manchester Victoria and Leeds via Dewsbury will be diverted to run via Halifax and Bradford Interchange, and will not call at Brighouse, Dewsbury, Batley and Morley. Buses will be provided between Halifax and Leeds via Dewsbury and Brighouse.

Due to engineering work between Manchester and Bolton, the following changes will be made:

  • Trains between Manchester Airport and Barrow-in-Furness / Windermere will only run between Bolton and Barrow-in-Furness / Windermere.

  • Trains between Blackpool North and Manchester Airport will be diverted via Wigan North Western and will not call at stations via Bolton.

  • Trains between Southport and Manchester Oxford Road will only run between Southport and Bolton.

  • Trains between Manchester Victoria and Clitheroe will only run between Bolton and Clitheroe.

  • Rail replacement buses will be provided between Bolton and Manchester Victoria / Manchester Piccadilly.

  • Trains between Wigan Wallgate and Leeds will only run between Manchester Victoria and Leeds. Rail replacement buses will be provided between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria via Atherton.

New Year’s Eve Sunday 31 December

Due to engineering work, buses will replace trains between Doncaster and Hull via Goole.

Due to engineering work, trains in both directions between Manchester Victoria and Leeds via Dewsbury will be diverted to run via Halifax and Bradford Interchange, and will not call at Brighouse, Dewsbury, Batley and Morley. Buses will be provided between Halifax and Leeds via Dewsbury and Brighouse.

Due to engineering work between Manchester and Bolton, the following changes will be made:

  • Trains between Manchester Airport and Barrow-in-Furness / Windermere will only run between Bolton and Barrow-in-Furness / Windermere.

  • Trains between Blackpool North and Manchester Airport will be diverted via Wigan North Western and will not call at stations via Bolton.

  • Trains between Southport and Manchester Oxford Road will only run between Southport and Bolton.

  • Trains between Manchester Victoria and Clitheroe will only run between Bolton and Clitheroe.

  • Rail replacement buses will be provided between Bolton and Manchester Victoria / Manchester Piccadilly.

  • Trains between Wigan Wallgate and Leeds will only run between Manchester Victoria and Leeds. Rail replacement buses will be provided between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria via Atherton.

New Year’s Day Monday 1 January 2024

There is no Northern service in the Tyne-Tees region on New Years Day.

Due to engineering work, trains in both directions between Manchester Victoria and Leeds via Dewsbury will be diverted to run via Halifax and Bradford Interchange, and will not call at Brighouse, Dewsbury, Batley and Morley. Buses will be provided between Halifax and Leeds via Dewsbury and Brighouse.

Due to engineering work between Manchester and Bolton, the following changes will be made:

  • Trains between Manchester Airport and Barrow-in-Furness / Windermere will not run. Buses will be provided on these routes to make connections with other train services.

  • Trains between Blackpool North and Manchester Airport will be diverted via Wigan North Western and will not call at stations via Bolton.

  • Trains between Southport and Manchester Oxford Road will only run between Southport and Bolton.

  • Trains between Manchester Victoria and Clitheroe will only run between Bolton and Clitheroe.

  • Rail replacement buses will be provided between Bolton and Manchester Victoria / Manchester Piccadilly.

  • Trains between Wigan Wallgate and Leeds will only run between Manchester Victoria and Leeds. Rail replacement buses will be provided between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria via Atherton.

Due to late night engineering work between Manchester and Liverpool, the following changes apply:

  • 22:47 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street service will start from Warrington Central. A bus will be provided from Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street.

  • 22:36 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly service will be bus replaced throughout.

  • 22:49 Warrington Central to Manchester Oxford Road service will be bus replaced throughout.

  • 23:28 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street service will be bus replaced throughout.

Due to late night engineering work between Sheffield and Chinley, the following changes will be made:

  • 20:20 Manchester Piccadilly to Rose Hill Marple service will now depart at 20:36 and run later than normally advertised throughout.

  • 21:48 Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield service will now terminate at New Mills Central. A bus service will be provided from New Mills Central to Sheffield.

  • 23:28 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

Due to late night engineering work, the 23:18 Nottingham to Sheffield service will run but will not call at Dronfield. A bus will be provided from Chesterfield to Sheffield, calling at Dronfield.

Tuesday 2 January

Due to early morning engineering work, the 05:21 Preston to Colne service will now start from Blackburn at 05:48. A bus will be provided from Preston to Blackburn, departing Preston at 04:31 to connect with the train at Blackburn.

Due to early morning and late evening engineering work between Salford Crescent and Preston the following changes will be made:

  • 04:48 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.

  • 22:48 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will be diverted via (but not call at) Wigan North Western, not calling at Salford Crescent, Bolton, Horwich Parkway, Chorley and Buckshaw Parkway. A bus will be provided between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston.

  • 23:17 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will not run. A bus will be provided between Manchester Airport and Preston.

  • 23:22 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 Airport.

  • 23:46 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will be diverted via (but not call at) Wigan North Western, not calling at Salford Crescent, Bolton, Horwich Parkway, Chorley and Buckshaw Parkway. A bus will be provided between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston.

Due to late night engineering work between Manchester and Liverpool, the following changes apply:

  • 22:47 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street service will start from Warrington Central. A bus will be provided from Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street.

  • 22:36 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly service will be bus replaced throughout.

  • 22:49 Warrington Central to Manchester Oxford Road service will be bus replaced throughout.

  • 23:28 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street service will be bus replaced throughout.

Due to late night engineering work between Sheffield and Chinley, the following changes will be made:

  • 20:20 Manchester Piccadilly to Rose Hill Marple service will now depart at 20:36 and run later than normally advertised throughout.

  • 21:48 Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield service will now terminate at New Mills Central. A bus service will be provided from New Mills Central to Sheffield.

  • 23:28 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

Due to late night engineering work, the 23:18 Nottingham to Sheffield service will run but will not call at Dronfield. A bus will be provided from Chesterfield to Sheffield, calling at Dronfield.


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