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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NOTE TO CUSTOMERS - As a result of the continuing impact of COVID-19 we are running an amended ‘Key Worker’ timetables from Tuesday 24 March. Please check the Key Worker Timetable page, it is advisable to plan your journey using National Rail Journey Planner for the most accurate service. You can also personalise a timetable for your route, by using the National Rail timetable creator

Remember - We are operating the railway for key workers to support the national effort. Please only travel if your journey is absolutely essential under the new government guidance.  


Manchester to Altrincham and Chester: Improvement Works will impact Temporary Timetables on Sunday 12 July

Adjustments to the Temporary Timetable will take place on this date due to route improvement works.

Alternative Timetable for Manchester to Altrincham and Chester on Sunday 12 July


Nunthorpe to Middlesbrough and Newcastle: Improvement Works will impact Temporary Timetables on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July

Adjustments to the Temporary Timetable will take place on these dates due to route improvement works.

Alternative Timetable for Nunthorpe to Middlesbrough and Newcastle on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 July


Leeds - Wigan Wallgate: Improvement Works will impact Temporary Timetables from Tuesday 28 July to Friday 31 July

Adjustments to the Temporary Timetable will take place on these dates due to route improvement works.

Alternative Timetable for Leeds to Wigan Wallgate on Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 July


Sheffield - Nottingham: Improvement Works will impact Temporary Timetables from Tuesday 28 July to Friday 31 July

Adjustments to the Temporary Timetable will take place on these dates due to route improvement works.

Alternative Timetable for Sheffield to Nottingham on Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 July