24 October - 1 November

 

Calder Valley engineering works 24 October - 1 November 2020, please check before you travel. 

Network Rail is undertaking a major refurbishment of George Stephenson’s, Grade 2 listed, Gauxholme Viaduct and Taylors bridge, which are located between Todmorden and Walsden stations.

For nine-days, buses replace trains along the Calder Valley route between Hebden Bridge, Todmorden, Littleborough, Smithy Bridge and Rochdale.

 

A summary of train service alterations is provided below. Please plan your journey, as close to your travel time as possible, using National Rail Journey Planner for the most accurate train and rail replacement bus service information.

 

Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October 2020

Leeds to Manchester Victoria and Chester via Bradford Interchange

Buses replace trains between Hebden Bridge and Manchester Victoria.

 

Trains will run between:

  • Leeds and Hebden Bridge
  • Manchester Victoria and Chester

 

Leeds to Manchester Victoria and Wigan via Brighouse

Buses replace trains between Hebden Bridge and Manchester Victoria

 

Trains will run between:

  • Leeds and Hebden Bridge
  • Manchester Victoria and Wigan stations

 

Blackburn to Manchester Victoria via Todmorden

This service will not run or be replaced. Customers should travel via Bolton or as shown below:

·       Journeys from Backburn towards Todmorden and Manchester - between Blackburn and Hebden Bridge, travel on the Blackpool North to York train service. At Hebden Bridge, change on to the rail replacement bus service to Manchester Victoria.

·       Journeys from Manchester towards Todmorden and Blackburn - between Manchester Victoria and Hebden Bridge, travel by rail replacement bus. At Hebden Bridge, change on to York to Blackpool North train service.

 

York to Blackpool North

Bradford to Huddersfield

Hull to Halifax

Normal train services run on these routes.

 

 

Monday 26 until Friday 30 October 2020

Leeds to Manchester Victoria and Chester via Bradford Interchange

Buses replace trains between Hebden Bridge and Rochdale.

Trains will run between:

  • Leeds and Hebden Bridge
  • Rochdale, Manchester Victoria and Chester

 

Leeds to Manchester Victoria and Wigan via Brighouse

Buses replace trains between Hebden Bridge and Rochdale

Trains will run between:

  • Leeds and Hebden Bridge
  • Rochdale, Manchester Victoria and Wigan stations

 

Blackburn to Manchester Victoria via Todmorden

This service will not run or be replaced. Customers should travel via Bolton or as shown below:

·       Journeys from Backburn towards Todmorden and Manchester - between Blackburn and Hebden Bridge, travel on the Blackpool North to York train service. At Hebden Bridge, change on to the rail replacement bus service to Rochdale. At Rochdale, change on to the train service to Manchester Victoria.

·       Journeys from Manchester towards Todmorden and Blackburn - between Manchester Victoria and Rochdale, travel by train. At Rochdale, change on to the rail replacement bus service to Hebden Bridge. At Hebden Bridge, change on to York to Blackpool North train service.

 

York to Blackpool North

Bradford to Huddersfield

Hull to Halifax

Normal train services run on these routes.

 

Saturday 31 October 2020

Leeds to Manchester Victoria and Chester via Bradford Interchange

Buses replace trains between Hebden Bridge and Manchester Victoria

Trains will continue to run between

  • Leeds and Hebden Bridge
  • Manchester Victoria and Chester

 

Leeds to Manchester Victoria and Wigan via Brighouse

Buses replace trains between Hebden Bridge and Manchester Victoria

Trains will continue to run between:

  • Leeds and Hebden Bridge
  • Manchester Victoria and Wigan stations

 

Blackburn to Manchester Victoria and Wigan via Todmorden

This service will not run or be replaced. Customers should travel via Bolton or as shown below:

·       Journeys from Backburn towards Todmorden and Manchester - between Blackburn and Hebden Bridge, travel on Blackpool North to York services. At Hebden Bridge, change on to the rail replacement bus service to Manchester Victoria.

·       Journeys from Manchester towards Todmorden and Blackburn - between Manchester Victoria and Rochdale, travel by the rail replacement bus service to Hebden Bridge. At Hebden Bridge, change on to York to Blackpool North train service.

·       Customers travelling wholly between Blackburn and Manchester, in either direction, will find it quicker to travel on the Manchester to Clitheroe via Bolton service.

 

York to Blackpool North

Buses replace trains between Hebden Bridge and Blackburn.

Trains will continue to run between:

  • Leeds and Hebden Bridge
  • Blackburn, Preston and Blackpool North

 

Bradford to Huddersfield

Hull to Halifax

Normal train service runs on these routes.

 

Sunday 01 November 2020 - until approx. 1140

Leeds to Manchester Victoria and Chester via Bradford Interchange

Buses replace trains between:

·       Leeds and Bradford Interchange

·       Hebden Bridge and Manchester Victoria

Trains will run between Bradford Interchange and Hebden Bridge.

 

York to Blackpool North

Buses replace trains between:

·       York and Leeds

·       Leeds and Bradford Interchange

·       Hebden Bridge and Blackburn

Trains will run between Blackburn, Preston and Blackpool North.

 

Bradford to Huddersfield

Normal train service runs.

Leeds to Manchester Victoria and Wigan via Brighouse

Blackburn to Manchester Victoria and Wigan via Todmorden

Hull to Halifax

These services do not run on a Sunday.

 

Sunday 01 November 2020 - from approx. 1140

Leeds to Manchester Victoria and Chester via Bradford Interchange

Buses replace trains between Hebden Bridge and Manchester Victoria

Trains will continue to run between

  • Leeds and Hebden Bridge
  • Manchester Victoria and Chester

 

York to Blackpool North

Buses replace trains between Hebden Bridge and Blackburn.

Trains will continue to run between:

  • Leeds and Hebden Bridge
  • Blackburn, Preston and Blackpool North

 

Bradford to Huddersfield

Normal train service runs.

 

Leeds to Manchester Victoria and Wigan via Brighouse

Blackburn to Manchester Victoria and Wigan via Todmorden

Hull to Halifax

These services do not run on a Sunday.

 

Rail replacement pick up and set down locations

Rail replacement buses will pick up and set down at stations along the route as follows:

Hebden Bridge - outside the front of the station, in the car park

Todmorden - the local bus stop by the station entrance on Rise Lane/Station Approach

Walsden - Adjacent to the station on the A6033 Rochdale Road, with buses to:

-Hebden Bridge - local bus stop 45018938, on the same side as the station

-Rochdale - opposite the station, adjacent to Industry Street

Littleborough - the turning circle outside station entrance

Smithy Bridge - the local bus stops on Smithy Bridge Road are used, with buses to:

-Hebden Bridge - stop MANGJAMP, opposite the station

-Rochdale - stop MANGJAMJ, on the same side as the station

Rochdale - outside the front of the station, on Station Road

 

On Saturdays and Sundays, when the rail replacement buses extend from Rochdale to and from Manchester, the following stops are also used:

Castleton - on the A664 Manchester Road, above the station, with buses to:

-Hebden Bridge - stop on the opposite side of the road to the station entrance

-Manchester - stop on the same side of the road as the station entrance

Mills Hill - the local bus stops on A669 Manchester Road - adjacent to the station - are used, with buses to:

-Hebden Bridge - stop MANAJWDG (stop ‘B’), opposite the station

-Manchester - stop MANAMJMA (stop ‘A’) on the same side as the station

Moston - the local bus stops on A6104 Hollingwood Road, above the station are used, with buses to:

-Hebden Bridge - stop MANAGMDM (stop ‘M’) adjacent the station entrance

-Manchester - stop MANAGJWD (stop ‘L’) opposite the station entrance

Manchester Victoria - outside the station, on Long Millgate

 

Passenger Assist

Our Passenger Assist service is available from all affected stations for customers requiring mobility assistance. Where possible, we recommend booking assistance in advance by calling 0800 138 5560 (Text Relay 18001 0800 138 5560), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or online.

 

Metrolink ticket acceptance

There is no ticket acceptance on Metrolink between Manchester Victoria and Rochdale except where your ticket already allows travel, such as; DaySaver, GM Wayfarer and SystemOne Travelcard.

 

Calder Valley revised timetables

Saturday 24 October

Sunday 25 October

Monday 26 - Friday 30 October

Saturday 31 October

Sunday 1 November