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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Blackpool North to Manchester: Saturdays 8 and 15 July

Network Rail will be carrying out track maintenance work on this line and a revised timetable will be in operation.

  Alternative Timetable.


Manchester Airport and Warrington Bank Quay to Liverpool via Earlestown: Saturdays 8, 15 and Sundays 9, 16 July

Network Rail will be carrying out track maintenance work on this line and a revised timetable will be in operation.

  Alternative Timetable.


Manchester to Kirkby and Southport: Saturdays 8, 15 and Sundays 9, 16 July

Network Rail will be carrying out track maintenance work on this line and a revised timetable will be in operation.

  Alternative Timetable.


Huddersfield – Manchester Victoria: Saturday 8 – Sunday 30 July 2017

While engineering work takes place to renew a major bridge, Northern services will be replaced by buses between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge.

  Alternative Timetable.


Manchester Victoria - Blackburn via Todmorden: Monday 10 to Thursday 13 July

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.


Sheffield - Manchester Piccadilly: Monday 10 to Thursday 13 July

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

A bus will be provided.

  Alternative Timetable.


Manchester Piccadilly - Crewe: Monday 10 to Thursday 13 July

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.


Blackpool - Colne: Monday 10 to Friday 14 July

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.


Blackpool North - Manchester: Mondays to Thursdays from 10 July to 4 August

From 2115
Trains will be unable to run between Manchester Victoria and Preston Trains and buses will run.

  Alternative Timetable.


Southport/Wigan - Manchester: Mondays to Thursdays from 10 July to 4 August

From 2130
Trains will be unable to run via Salford Crescent Trains and buses will run.

  Alternative Timetable.


Sheffield - York: Sunday 16 July

Trains will be replaced by buses between York and Swinton.

  Alternative Timetable.


Leeds to Sheffield via Moorthorpe: Sunday 16 July

Network Rail will be carrying out track maintenance work on this line and a revised timetable will be in operation.

  Alternative Timetable.


Huddersfield - Leeds: Sunday 16 July, until 0800

The 0751 Huddersfield to Leeds service will be replaced by buses.

  Alternative Timetable.


Manchester Oxford Road - Liverpool Lime Street: Monday 17 to Thursday 20 July

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

A bus will be provided.

  Alternative Timetable.


Blackpool South - Colne: Monday 17 to Thursday 20 July

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

A bus will be provided.

  Alternative Timetable.


Manchester Piccadilly - Wilmslow/Crewe: Monday 17 to Friday 21 July

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.


Liverpool Lime Street - Manchester Airport: Tuesday 18 to Friday 21 July

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.


Blackpool to Manchester: Sundays 23 July to 6 August

Due to electrification work, the railway between Bolton and Manchester will be closed. Buses replace trains between Preston, Chorley, Horwich Parkway and Manchester stations via Bolton. Direct trains will run between Preston, Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport via Wigan North Western.

Alternative Timetable.


Southport to Manchester: Sundays 23 July to 6 August

Due to electrification work, the railway between Bolton and Manchester will be closed. Buses replace trains between Wigan Wallgate, Westhoughton and Manchester stations via Bolton. Direct trains will run between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester via and alternative route.

Alternative Timetable.


Manchester to Clitheroe: Sundays 23 July to 6 August

Due to electrification work, the railway between Bolton and Manchester will be closed. Buses replace trains between Manchester Victoria and Blackburn via Bolton. Direct trains between Manchester Victoria, Blackburn and Clitheroe will run via an alternative increasing journey times by approximately 30 minutes.

Alternative Timetable.


Nottingham - Sheffield - Leeds: Sunday 23 July

The 2133 Nottingham to Leeds service will not call at Normanton, Castleford and Woodlesford. A bus will be provided from Wakefield Kirkgate to Leeds.

Alternative Timetable.


Leeds to Manchester and Blackpool: Sunday 23 July (until 1100)

Buses replace trains between Leeds, Bradford Interchange and Hebden Bridge up until 1100.

Alternative Timetable.


Manchester - Liverpool Lime Street (via Warrington Central): Monday 24 to Thursday 27 July

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.


Blackpool - Colne: Monday 24 to Friday 28 July

Tuesday to Friday: The 0440 Preston to Colne service will start from Blackburn. The 0518 Preston to Colne service will start from Blackburn.
Monday to Thursday: The 2207 Blackpool South to Colne service will terminate at Blackburn.

Alternative Timetable.


Wakefield Westgate - Knottingley: Monday 24 to Thursday 27 July

The 2308 Wakefield Westgate to Knottingley service will be replaced by a bus.

Alternative Timetable.


Sheffield - Leeds via Moorthorpe: Monday 24 to Thursday 27 July

The 2224 Sheffield to Leeds service will terminate at Wakefield Westgate. A bus will be provided.

Alternative Timetable.


Bishop Auckland – Darlington – Middlesbrough – Saltburn: Friday 28 July to Tuesday 1 August

Buses will replace trains between Redcar Central and Saltburn while Network Rail carries out essential engineering work to improve the railway.

Alternative Timetable.


Leeds to Manchester and Blackpool: Sunday 30 July

Buses replace trains between Bradford Interchange and Hebden Bridge.

Alternative Timetable.


Sheffield - Manchester Piccadilly: Monday 31 July to Thursday 3 August

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

Alternative Timetable.


Manchester - Crewe: Monday 31 July to Friday 4 August

Monday to Thursday
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.

Buses will be provided.

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

Alternative Timetable.


Manchester Piccadilly - Buxton: Monday 31 July to Thursday 3 August

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

Alternative Timetable.


Manchester Oxford Road - Liverpool Lime Street: Monday 31 July to Thursday 3 August

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

Alternative Timetable.


Bolton: Saturday 12 - Sunday 27 August 2017

Route improvement works affecting service through Bolton.

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