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Short notice cancellations North West and major events

Bank holidays are great, and are eagerly anticipated by most of us. Taking a short break over the three day weekend, or enjoying a relaxing day trip by train are lovely ideas.

How train travel could be disrupted during bank holidays?

Services still run over bank holidays, although there could be disruptions with some routes having a reduced timetable, and a few closed completely. This is due to essential engineering work being carried out. Wherever possible, though, alternative transport is provided.

Northern’s website will tell you about any disruptions to the service you wish to use.

Train opening times during holidays

During bank holidays, engineers are often scheduled to carry out essential work on the railways. As a result, services can face disruptions, or even cancellations, some of which only become apparent at short notice as the engineers are in the process of working. This is why our free downloadable app is so useful and can alert you to any issues with the route you plan to take.

FAQs

Bank holidays are when most scheduled engineering works are carried out. Unfortunately, this can lead to delays, and in some cases, cancellations.

Northern work hard to ensure that as many trains as possible run on time over bank holiday weekends. However, disruptions do occur as scheduled works are carried out by our engineers. We always try to keep these to a minimum.

Northern App

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Northern App

Streamline your journey and get tickets straight to your phone. Making your journey contact-free.