Saturday 14 April and Sunday 29 April 2018

The line between Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester Victoria train stations will close for 16 days while engineering work takes place to enable better journeys between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge.

Between Saturday 14 April and Sunday 29 April 2018, Network Rail teams will be working to remove a signal box, resignal sections of the railway and remodel the track.

This means Northern services will be replaced by buses between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge. TransPennine Express services will continue to run from Stalybridge to Manchester Piccadilly station.

Northern season tickets (i.e. weekly, monthly, 3-monthly, 6-monthly, annual) will be accepted on the on the Metrolink routes below:

  • Derker – City Zone (Oldham)
  • Aston-under-Lyne – City Zone


Liam Sumpter, Regional Director for Northern, said:

We’re very sorry for any disruption this vital engineering work will cause for our customers. We are working closely with our partners in the rail industry to help keep people on the move and we will have a robust rail replacement system in place to get our customers where they need to be.

Passengers are advised to check before they travel at for up to date information.

A revised timetable is now available