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 to Blackpool North: Saturdays and Sundays between 18th March and 2nd April

As part of our work to improve rail travel in the North, weekend engineering work is being carried out between Bolton 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 - Crewe: Monday 27 to Friday 31 March

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.

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

  Alternative Timetable.


Manchester Oxford Road - Liverpool Lime Street: Monday 27 to Thursday 30 March

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

  Alternative Timetable.


Sheffield - Manchester Piccadilly: Monday 27 to Thursday 30 March

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

A bus will be provided.

  Alternative Timetable.


Manchester Piccadilly - Buxton: Monday 27 to Thursday 30 March

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

  Alternative Timetable.


New Mills Central - Manchester Piccadilly: Monday 3 to Thursday 6 April

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

  Alternative Timetable.


Manchester Piccadilly - Hadfield/Glossop: Monday 3 to Thursday 6 April

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

  Alternative Timetable.


Blackpool to Colne/Leeds: Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 April

Due to ongoing electrification work, buses replaces trains between Preston and Blackpool (North and South).

  Alternative Timetable (Blackpool to Colne/Leeds).

  Alternative Timetable (Leeds/Colne to Blackpool).


Manchester to Leeds via Dewsbury/Bradford Interchange: Sunday 2 April

Due to route improvement work, buses replace trains between Halifax and Todmorden.

  Alternative Timetable.


Blackpool North/Manchester - Leeds: Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 April

Due to ongoing route improvement work, buses replaces trains between Halifax and Todmorden.

  Alternative Timetable (Towards Leeds).

  Alternative Timetable (Towards Blackpool).


Manchester Piccadilly - Crewe: Monday 10 to Thursday 13 April

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 10 to Thursday 13 April

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.


Leeds to York/Selby - Switches and Crossing improvements: Friday 14 to Monday 17 April

Services between York and Blackpool North are affected by this improvement project.

Trains will run between York and Church Fenton, and Leeds and Blackpool North.

Buses replace trains between Leeds and Selby and between Leeds and Church Fenton.

  Alternative Timetable.


Bolton - Manchester: Friday 14 to Monday 17 April

Services between Bolton and Manchester will be running an amended timetable.

  Alternative Timetable.


Clitheroe and Blackburn to Manchester: Friday 14 to Monday 17 April

Services between Clitheroe, Manchester and Blackburn will be running an amended timetable.

  Alternative Timetable.


Blackpool North to Manchester: Friday 14 to Monday 17 April

Services between Blackpool North and Manchester will be running an amended timetable.

  Alternative Timetable.


Southport and Kirkby to Manchester: Friday 14 to Monday 17 April

Services between Southport, Kirkby and Manchester will be running an amended timetable.

  Alternative Timetable.


Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport: Thursday 13 April to Monday 1 May

Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Airport will be running an amended timetable.

  Alternative Timetable.