Network Rail need to renew a major bridge between Stalybridge and Manchester Victoria and will be carrying this work out between 8 and 30 July. This work will ensure that services can continue to run safely and efficiently along this route far into the future.

How will this affect journeys?

Buses will replace trains between Stalybridge and Manchester Victoria while the work is carried out.

 Map of revised route

Customers travelling from stations between Huddersfield and Stalybridge can travel either via the rail replacement bus into Manchester Victoria, or direct to Manchester Piccadilly with TransPennine Express.

Please note that we can't carry dogs or non-folding prams, pushchairs, bicycles or wheelchairs on the bus services.

Bus pick up point information is available at the station. Bus co-ordinators will also be in place to help you on your journey.

A revised timetable is now available to download below and should be available in local ticket offices from Monday 19 June.

Revised timetable for Huddersfield to Manchester Victoria

Ashton-under-Lyne station

Ashton-under-Lyne station and car park will be closed whilst the work is undertaken. Alternative arrangements have been made for rail users to park at the Union Street car park close to the station.

A valid ticket is required in order to use the bus replacement service. Customers should purchase tickets in advance online or via the Northern app. Customers from Ashton-under-Lyne can purchase tickets at their destination station at the ticket office or via the Ticket Vending Machine. If revenue staff are present at Ashton, tickets must be purchased from them before travelling.

Northern and Network Rail apologise for any inconvenience this will cause.

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