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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Liverpool Lime Street - Blackpool North: Saturdays and Sundays from 12 November to 4 December

Saturday

The 2147 Liverpool Lime Street to Preston service will terminate at Wigan North Western.
The 2302 Liverpool Lime Street to Preston service will terminate at Wigan North Western.

Sunday

The 0900 Blackpool North to Liverpool Lime Street service will start from Wigan North Western.

Buses will be provided.

  Alternative Timetable.


Manchester Airport - Manchester - Kirkby/Southport: Sundays 20 & 27 November, and 4 December

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

  Alternative Timetable.


Liverpool - Earlestown - Manchester - Manchester Airport: Sundays 20 & 27 November, and 4 December

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

  Alternative Timetable.


New Mills Central - Manchester Piccadilly: Monday 28 November to Thursday 1 December

The 2330 New Mills Central to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by a bus.

  Alternative Timetable.


Manchester Piccadilly - Hadfield/Glossop: Monday 28 November to Thursday 1 December

The 2246 Manchester Piccadilly to Hadfield service, and the 2327 Manchester Piccadilly to Glossop service will be replaced by buses.

  Alternative Timetable.


Preston - Colne: Sunday 4 December

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

  Alternative Timetable.


York - Leeds - Blackpool North: Sunday 4 December

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

  Alternative Timetable.


Manchester Victoria - Liverpool Lime Street: Monday 5 to Thursday 8 December

The 2309 Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street service, and the 2319 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria service will be replaced by buses.

  Alternative Timetable.


Liverpool - Earlestown - Manchester - Manchester Airport: Sunday 11 December

Manchester Piccadilly, Oxford Road, and Victoria stations. This is part of a wider programme of work in this area. Once this programme is finished in 2017, this will give you faster, more frequent and direct rail services.

  Alternative Timetable.


Manchester Airport - Manchester - Southport: Sunday 11 December

Manchester Piccadilly, Oxford Road, and Victoria stations. This is part of a wider programme of work in this area. Once this programme is finished in 2017, this will give you faster, more frequent and direct rail services.

  Alternative Timetable.


Nottingham - Sheffield - Leeds: Sunday 11 December

The 2133 Nottingham to Leeds service will not call at Normanton, Castleford and Woodlesford.

A bus will be provided.

  Alternative Timetable.


Chester - Manchester Piccadilly: Monday 12 to Thursday 15 December

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

  Alternative Timetable.


Huddersfield - Manchester Victoria: Monday 12 to Thursday 15 December

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

A bus will be provided.

  Alternative Timetable.


Manchester - Wigan Wallgate: Monday 12 to Thursday 15 December

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.


Manchester Piccadilly - Crewe: Monday 12 to Thursday 15 December

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 Piccadilly - Macclesfield: Monday 12 to Thursday 15 December

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

  Alternative Timetable.


Manchester Victoria - Liverpool Lime Street: Monday 12 to Thursday 15 December

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.


Manchester Victoria - Blackburn via Todmorden: Monday 12 to Thursday 15 December

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.


Preston - Liverpool Lime Street: Monday 12 to Thursday 15 December

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

  Alternative Timetable.


Sheffield - Manchester Piccadilly: Monday 12 to Thursday 15 December

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

  Alternative Timetable.


Blackpool - Colne: Monday 12 December to Friday 16 December

Monday to Thursday:

The 2207 Blackpool South to Colne service will terminat 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.


Nottingham - Leeds: Sunday 18 December

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

   Alternative Timetable.


Manchester Airport - Manchester - Earlestown - Liverpool: Sunday 18 December to Sunday 1 January

See this article for more details on Ordsall improvements.

   Alternative Timetable.


Manchester Airport - Manchester - Kirkby/Southport: Sunday 18 December to Monday 2 January

See this article for more details on Ordsall improvements.

   Alternative Timetable.


Hazel Grove - Manchester - Preston - Blackpool: Monday 19 December to Sunday 1 January

See this article for more details on Ordsall improvements.

   Alternative Timetable.


Blackpool South - Colne: Monday 19 to Thursday 22 December

The 2207 Blackpool South to Colne service will terminate at Rose Grove. A bus will be provided.

   Alternative Timetable.


Manchester Piccadilly - Wilmslow/Crewe: Monday 19 to Friday 23 December

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 20 to Friday 23 December

The 0338 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport service, and the 0434 Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street service will be replaced by buses.

   Alternative Timetable.


York / Selby - Leeds: Tuesday 27 December

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

   Alternative Timetable.


Liverpool - Warrington Central - Manchester: 27 and 31 December, 1 and 2 January

See this article for more details on Ordsall improvements.

   Alternative Timetable.


York / Selby - Leeds: Sunday 1 January

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

   Alternative Timetable.


Manchester - Blackburn - Clitheroe: Sunday 1 January to Monday 2 January

See this article for more details on Ordsall improvements.

   Alternative Timetable.


Sheffield - Manchester Piccadilly: Monday 2 to Thursday 5 January

The 2247 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Stockport. A bus will be provided.

   Alternative Timetable.


Manchester - Crewe: Monday 2 to Thursday 5 January

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.

   Alternative Timetable.


Manchester Piccadilly - Buxton: Monday 2 to Thursday 5 January

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

   Alternative Timetable.