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-Manchester: 11 November 2017 – 28 January 2018

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Bolton-Manchester: 11 November 2017 – 28 January 2018

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Colne-Blackpool: 11 November 2017 – 28 January 2018

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Liverpool-Blackpool: 11 November 2017 – 28 January 2018

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Preston-Blackpool: 11 November 2017 – 28 January 2018

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York-Blackpool: 11 November 2017 – 28 January 2018

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Leeds and Wakefield to Knottingly and Goole : 10 December 2017 to 19 May 2018

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Skipton to Leeds and Bradford Forster Square : 10 December 2017 to 19 May 2018

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Blackpool - Preston - Colne: Sunday 10 December

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New Mills Central - Manchester Piccadilly: Monday 11 to Thursday 14 December

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

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Manchester Piccadilly - Hadfield/Glossop: Monday 11 to Thursday 14 December

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

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Huddersfield - Manchester Victoria: Sunday 17 December

The 2215 Huddersfield to Manchester Victoria service will terminate at Stalybridge.

A bus will be provided.

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Manchester Piccadilly - Crewe: Monday 18 to Thursday 21 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.

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Manchester Victoria - Liverpool Lime Street: Monday 18 to Thursday 21 December

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

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Blackpool - Manchester Airport: Monday 18 to Friday 22 December

Monday to Thursday
The 2129 Manchester Airport to Preston service will not run. The 2310 Preston to Manchester Airport service will start from Manchester Piccadilly. The 2330 Manchester Airport to Preston service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

Tuesday to Friday (MX)
The 0402 Preston to Manchester Airport service will not run.

Buses will be provided.

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Preston - Manchester: Sunday 24 December

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Southport - Wigan - Manchester: Sunday 24 December

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Liverpool - Earlestown - Manchester - Manchester Airport: Sunday 24 December

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Barrow/Windermere - Lancaster/Preston: Sunday 24 December

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Liverpool - Warrington Central - Manchester: Wednesday 27 December

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Preston - Wigan - Liverpool: Wednesday 27 December

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Huddersfield - Manchester Victoria: Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 December

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Sheffield - Manchester Piccadilly: Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 December

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Manchester Piccadilly - Crewe: Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 December

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Manchester Piccadilly - Macclesfield: Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 December

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Chester - Manchester Piccadilly: Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 December

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Manchester Airport/Manchester Victoria - Liverpool Lime Street: Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 December

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Liverpool Lime Street - Blackpool North: Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 December

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Preston - Colne: Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 December

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Preston - Manchester:Saturday 30 December

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Manchester - Wigan - Kirkby/Southport:Saturday 30 December

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Liverpool - Earlestown - Manchester: Saturday 30 December

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Liverpool - Warrington Central - Manchester: Monday 01 January

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Preston - Manchester Airport:Tuesday 2 to Thursday 4 January

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Manchester Piccadilly - Wilmslow/Crewe: Tuesday 2 to Friday 5 January

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Liverpool Lime Street - Manchester Airport: Wednesday 3 to Friday 5 January

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Manchester Oxford Road - Liverpool Lime Street: Tuesday 2 to Thursday 4 January

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Preston - Colne: Monday 1 to Thursday 4 January

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