Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Buses replace trains in the Liverpool / Chester / Manchester area on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October

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Northern between Liverpool Lime Street / Chester and Wilmslow / Crewe / Leeds, and also between Liverpool Lime Street and Warrington Bank Quay

TransPennine Express services to / from Liverpool Lime Street

Transport for Wales between Milford Haven / Carmarthen / Swansea / Cardiff Central / Shrewsbury / Bangor / Llandudno / Llandudno Junction / Chester and Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Airport

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NorthernTransPennine ExpressTransport for Wales

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester Victoria / Deansgate and Newton-le-Willows, and also between Earlestown and Rainhill, closing various lines all weekend.



Buses will replace trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Warrington Bank Quay. This route does not operate on Sundays, so no replacement buses will run on Sunday.

Saturday and Sunday:

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street.
  • Manchester Victoria and Chester via Warrington Bank Quay.


TransPennine Express:

Buses will replace trains between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street.

Transport for Wales:

Replacement buses will run between Warrington Bank Quay and Manchester Piccadilly.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.