Changes to train times for the Christmas and New Year period.

Signalling and electrification improvement projects are being carried out throughout the Christmas and New Year period. These could have an impact on your journey.

On the 27 and 28 December and 2 January, there will be no rail services into and out of Manchester Victoria. Services will be routed to other Manchester stations or be replaced by a bus service. Between those dates, services into and out of Manchester Victoria have been altered.

Below are the routes impacted by the work and each links to the revised timetable.

We understand the impact such projects can have on your journey and hope these do not cause you much inconvenience.


Thursday 27 December

Manchester Piccadilly - Hadfield/Glossop - Last service replaced by bus


Thursday 27 - Friday 28 December and Sunday 30 December - Tuesday 1 January

Manchester - Bolton

Manchester - Clitheroe

Manchester Airport - Manchester - Kirkby/Southport

Manchester Victoria - Huddersfield via Stalybridge

Manchester - Blackpool North

Manchester Victoria - Leeds


Tuesday 1 January

Manchester - Liverpool Lime Street via Earlestown


Tuesday 1 - Thursday 3 January

Manchester - Liverpool Lime Street - Late night services replaced by a bus..

Liverpool Lime Street - PrestonThe 2315 Liverpool Lime Street to Preston service will not call at Prescot, Eccleston Park, Thatto Heath, Garswood and Bryn. A bus will be provided.

Blackburn - Manchester Victoria via Todmorden -  The 2325 Blackburn to Manchester Victoria service will be replaced by a bus.


Tuesday 1 - Friday 4 January

Blackpool - Manchester - Late night and early morning alterations


Services for Saturday 29 December will be impacted by strike action and will be published nearer the time.