Learn about all Northern planned improvement activity and timetable changes.

Below is a list of upcoming engineering works; as well as this, JourneyCheck will allow you to enter your planned route and time of travel, become informed about any scheduled works that may be affecting this route, and alternative routes that may be available.

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Manchester Piccadilly - Crewe: Monday 16 to Thursday 19 January

The 2313 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Handforth, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Heaton Chapel and Levenshulme.
The 2338 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will not call at Levenshulme, Heaton Chapel, Stockport, Cheadle Hulme and Handforth.

Buses will be provided.

  Alternative Timetable.


Manchester Victoria - Liverpool Lime Street: Monday 16 to Friday 20 January

Monday to Thursday
The 2309 Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street service, and the 2319 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria service will be replaced by buses.
In addition, the 2220 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria service will terminate at Manchester Oxford Road.

Tuesday to Friday:
The 0602 Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street service will start from Manchester Victoria (dep 0602).

  Alternative Timetable.


Blackpool - Preston - Colne/Leeds: Saturdays 21 & 28 and Sundays 22 & 29 January

Buses replace trains between Blackpool North and Preston.

Some train services to Blackburn are also replaced by buses.

  Alternative Timetable.


Leeds/Colne - Preston - Blackpool: Saturdays 21 & 28 and Sundays 22 & 29 January

Buses replace trains between Preston Blackpool North.

Some train services to Blackburn are also replaced by buses.

  Alternative Timetable.


Blackpool - Preston - Manchester - Hazel Grove: Saturdays 21 & 28 and Sundays 22 & 29 January

Buses replace trains between Blackpool North and Bolton.

  Alternative Timetable.


Hazel Grove - Manchester - Preston - Blackpool: Saturdays 21 & 28 and Sundays 22 & 29 January

Buses replace trains between Blackpool North and Bolton.

  Alternative Timetable.


Manchester Airport - Manchester - Kirkby/Southport: Saturdays 21 & 28 and Sundays 22 & 29 January

Some train services between Bolton and Wigan Wallgate will be replaced by buses.

  Alternative Timetable.


Southport/Kirkby - Manchester - Manchester Airport: Saturdays 21 & 28 and Sundays 22 & 29 January

Some train services between Bolton and Wigan Wallgate will be replaced by buses.

  Alternative Timetable.


Nottingham - Sheffield - Barnsley - Leeds: Sundays 22 and 29 January

Buses replace trains between Sheffield, Barnsley and Wakefield Kirkgate.

  Alternative Timetable.


Liverpool Lime Street - Blackpool North: Monday 23 to Thursday 26 January

The 2242 Preston to Liverpool Lime Street service will be replaced by a bus.

  Alternative Timetable.


Stockport - Manchester Piccadilly - Wigan Wallgate: Monday 23 to Thursday 26 January

The 2234 Stockport to Wigan Wallgate service will terminate at Salford Crescent.
The 2320 Manchester Victoria to Wigan Wallgate service will not run.

Buses will be provided.

  Alternative Timetable.


Chester - Manchester Piccadilly: Monday 23 to Thursday 26 January

The 2248 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by a bus.

  Alternative Timetable.


Manchester Piccadilly - Crewe: Monday 23 to Thursday 26 January

The 2313 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Handforth, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Heaton Chapel and Levenshulme.
The 2338 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will not call at Levenshulme, Heaton Chapel, Stockport, Cheadle Hulme and Handforth.

Buses will be provided.

  Alternative Timetable.


Manchester Victoria - Blackburn via Todmorden: Monday 23 to Thursday 26 January

The 2250 Manchester Victoria to Blackburn service will terminate at Rochdale.
The 2236 Blackburn to Manchester Victoria service will start from Rochdale.

Buses will be provided.

  Alternative Timetable.


Manchester Piccadilly - Macclesfield: Monday 23 to Thursday 26 January

The 2314 Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield service will be replaced by a bus.

  Alternative Timetable.


Huddersfield - Manchester Victoria: Monday 23 to Thursday 26 January

The 2306 Huddersfield to Manchester Victoria service will terminate at Stalybridge.

A bus will be provided.

  Alternative Timetable.


Manchester Victoria - Liverpool Lime Street: Monday 23 to Thursday 26 January

The 2309 Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street service will depart Manchester Victoria at 2235 and run earlier than normally advertised throughout.

A bus will be provided.

  Alternative Timetable.


Sheffield - Manchester Piccadilly: Monday 23 to Thursday 26 January

The 2248 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Stockport.

A bus will be provided.

  Alternative Timetable.


Blackpool South - Colne: Monday 23 to Friday 27 January

Monday to Thursday:
The 2207 Blackpool South to Colne service will terminate at Rose Grove.

Tuesday to Friday:
The 0440 Preston to Colne service will not run.
The 0529 Colne to Blackpool South service will start from Blackburn.

Buses will be provided.

  Alternative Timetable.


Manchester Piccadilly - Manchester Airport: Sunday 29 January, until 0830

The following trains will be replaced by buses 0541, 0641 and 0741 Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport, and 0614, 0735 and 0828 Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly.

Buses will run.

  Alternative Timetable.


Blackpool - Preston - Colne/Leeds: Sunday 29 January

Buses replace trains between Blackpool North and Preston.

Some train services to Accrington and Colne are also replaced by buses.

  Alternative Timetable.


Leeds/Colne - Preston - Blackpool: Sunday 29 January

Buses replace trains betweenPreston and Blackpool North.

Some train services to Colne and Accrington are also replaced by buses.

  Alternative Timetable.


Manchester Victoria – Clitheroe: Sunday 29 January

Buses replace trains between Bolton and Clitheroe.

  Alternative Timetable.


Manchester Victoria - Blackburn: Sunday 29 January

Some train services between Accrington and Blackburn will be replaced by buses.

  Alternative Timetable.


Manchester Piccadilly - Wilmslow/Crewe: Monday 30 January to Friday 3 February

Monday to Thursday
The 2243 Manchester Oxford Road to Wilmslow service will terminate at Manchester Airport.
The 2256 Wilmslow to Manchester Piccadilly service will start from Manchester Airport.

Tuesday to Friday
The 0044 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Manchester Airport.

Buses will be provided.

  Alternative Timetable.


Blackpool South - Colne: Monday 30 January to Thursday 2 February

The 2207 Blackpool South to Colne service will terminate at Rose Grove.

A bus will be provided.

  Alternative Timetable.


Manchester Oxford Road - Liverpool Lime Street: Monday 30 January to Thursday 2 February

The 2327 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street service will terminate at Hunts Cross.

A bus will be provided.

  Alternative Timetable.


Liverpool Lime Street - Manchester Airport: Tuesday 31 January to Friday 3 February

The 0338 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.
The 0434 Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street service will start from Manchester Piccadilly.

Buses will be provided.

  Alternative Timetable.


Warrington Bank Quay - Ellesmere Port: Saturday 4 February

Trains WILL NOT RUN.

Buses will be provided.

  Alternative Timetable.


Blackpool - Preston - Colne/Leeds: Saturdays and Sundays between 4th and 12th February

As part of our work to improve rail travel in the North, weekend engineering work is being carried out between Preston and Blackpool until 2 April 2017. This is part of a wider programme of work in this area. Once this programme is finished in May 2018, this will give you faster, more frequent and direct rail services.

  Alternative Timetable.


Leeds/Colne - Preston - Blackpool: Saturdays and Sundays between 4th and 12th February

As part of our work to improve rail travel in the North, weekend engineering work is being carried out between Preston and Blackpool until 2 April 2017.

This is part of a wider programme of work in this area. Once this programme is finished in May 2018, this will give you faster, more frequent and direct rail services.

  Alternative Timetable.


Manchester - Liverpool Lime Street (via Warrington Central): Monday 6 to Thursday 9 February

The 2327 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street service and the 2338 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by buses.

  Alternative Timetable.


Sheffield - Leeds via Moorthorpe: Monday 6 to Thursday 9 February

The 2224 Sheffield to Leeds service will terminate at Wakefield Westgate.

A bus will be provided.

  Alternative Timetable.


Wakefield Westgate - Knottingley: Monday 6 to Thursday 9 February

The 2307 Wakefield Westgate to Knottingley service will be replaced by a bus.

  Alternative Timetable.


Blackpool - Colne: Monday 6 to Friday 10 February

Tuesday to Friday (MX):
The 0440 Preston to Colne service will start from Blackburn.
The 0518 Preston to Colne service will start from Blackburn.

Monday to Thursday (FX):
The 2207 Blackpool South to Colne service will terminate at Blackburn.

Buses will be provided .

  Alternative Timetable.


Blackpool North to Manchester: Saturdays and Sundays between 4th and 12th February

Due to ongoing engineering work, buses will be replace trains between Bolton, Preston and Blackpool North.

  Alternative Timetable (Blackpool to Manchester).

  Alternative Timetable (Manchester to Blackpool). 


Manchester Airport/ Manchester to Kirkby/Southport: Saturdays 4 & 11 February and Sundays 5 & 12 February

A revised train timetable will be in operation, with trains not calling at Westhoughton. Replacement bus services will be operating between Bolton and Wigan Wallgate via Westhoughton and Hindley.

  Alternative Timetable (Manchester Airport to Southport).

  Alternative Timetable (Southport to Manchester Airport).


Leeds/Doncaster - Sheffield: Sunday 5 February

Replacement bus services will be operating between Sheffield, Meadowhall and Rotherham Central, due to train services not calling at Meadowhall.

  Alternative Timetable (Leeds to Sheffield).

  Alternative Timetable (Doncaster to Sheffield). 


Sheffield - Barnsley - Huddersfield/Leeds: Sunday 5 February

Due to engineering work, replacement bus services will be operating between Sheffield and Barnsley.

  Alternative Timetable.


Manchester to Clitheroe/Hellifield: Sundays 5 and 12 February

Due to ongoing engineering work, buses will replace trains between Manchester Victoria and Bolton.

  Alternative Timetable.


Manchester Piccadilly - Buxton: Monday 13 to Thursday 16 February

The 2257 Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly service will start from Stockport. The 2310 Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton service will terminate Buses will be provided.

  Alternative Timetable.


Sheffield - Manchester Piccadilly: Monday 13 to Thursday 16 February

The 2248 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Stockport. A bus will be provided.

  Alternative Timetable.


Manchester Oxford Road - Liverpool Lime Street: Monday 13 to Thursday 16 February

The 2327 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street service will terminate at Hunts Cross. A bus will be provided.

  Alternative Timetable. 


Manchester Piccadilly - Crewe: Monday 13 to Friday 17 February

Monday to Thursday (FX):
The 2204 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will terminate at Wilmslow.
The 2304 Manchester Piccadilly to Alderley Edge service will terminate at Stockport.
The 2313 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will start from Stockport.
The 2338 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will terminate at Stockport.

Tuesday to Friday (MX):
The 0044 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by a bus.

Buses will be provided.

  Alternative Timetable.