Planned Engineering Work

Engineering Works

Changes To Train Times

From time to time maintenance work needs to be carried out on the rail network to help improve our rail services. Generally this work will occur overnight or at weekends. Search below to find out if there are any planned changes to our train times that may affect your journey.

  • Services to & from Manchester Airport - 17/01/2015 - 08/02/2015

    Over the last 12 months construction work has been progressing at Manchester Airport station to provide an additional platform to accommodate extra trains as the number of people using the station continues to increase.

    To enable these works to be completed (which includes alterations to the track and signaling) it will be necessary to close the line into Manchester Airport station from Saturday 17 January until Sunday 08 February 2015 inc.

    During this time there will be no trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport stations.

    How do I get to Manchester Airport?

    First TransPennine Express services will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly*.

    Customers for Manchester Airport should change at Manchester Piccadilly and proceed to the main entrance of the station from where a frequent shuttle bus will take you direct to Manchester Airport.

    * services on the Blackpool North to Manchester Airport route will be diverted to Wilmslow however, customers for Manchester Airport should still change at Manchester Piccadilly.

    How do I get from Manchester Airport to my destination?

    A frequent shuttle bus service will depart from Stands L & M at the Ground Transport Interchange at Manchester Airport (next to the rail station) direct to Manchester Piccadilly where customers can connect with train services to all destinations.

    Throughout this period customers are advised to check all journey details before travelling and allow extra time where necessary to complete your journey. 

    Additional information about the works taking place at Manchester Airport station is available here

  • Monday to Friday alterations - 26/01/2015 - 30/01/2015

    South Trans-Pennine route (services between Manchester and Sheffield, Doncaster & Cleethorpes)

    Services to / from Manchester Airport will be replaced by buses between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

    Further information is available here

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    North Trans-Pennine route (services between Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds, York and the North East)

    Services to / from Manchester Airport will be replaced by buses between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

    Further information is available here

    Monday to Thursday

    The 2155 Newcastle to Manchester Piccadilly service will arrive at Manchester Piccadilly 16 minutes later than normal.

    The 2230 York to Manchester Piccadilly service will arrive at Manchester Piccadilly 29 minutes later than normal.

    The 2335 Manchester Piccadilly to York service will not call at Huddersfield and will be re-timed to depart Dewsbury 07 minutes later and Leeds 06 minutes later than normal.

    A replacement bus will operate from Huddersfield (dep 0005 tue-fri) to Dewsbury to connect with the train and will then return to Huddersfield (dep Dewsbury 0040).

    Tuesday to Friday

    The 0138 & 0252 York to Manchester Piccadilly services will not call at Huddersfield but will call additionally at Brighouse.

    Replacement buses will operate from Huddersfield (dep 0225 & 0340) to Brighouse to connect with the train and will then return from Brighouse to Huddersfield connecting off the train.

    A summary timetable of these alterations is available here

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    North West / Cumbria / Scottish routes (services between Manchester, Preston, Blackpool, Cumbria & Scotland)

    Services on the Blackpool North to Manchester Airport route will be diverted to operate to / from Wilmslow. Customers for Manchester Airport must change at Manchester Piccadilly for a replacement bus service.

    Services on the Edinburgh / Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport route will be replaced by buses between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

    Further information is available here

    Monday only

    The 0016 Manchester Piccadilly to Blackpool North service will terminate at Preston with a replacement bus provided forward to Blackpool North.

    The 0337 & 0447 Blackpool North to Manchester Piccadilly services will start from Preston.

    Replacement buses will run from Blackpool North (dep 0310 & 0420) to Preston to connect.

    A summary timetable of these alterations is avialable here

    Monday to Friday

    As part of the extensive work to prepare the route for electrification, late evening, overnight and early morning services between Manchester and Preston will be diverted via alternative routes and will not call at Bolton, Horwich Parkway, Chorley or Buckshaw Parkway.

    Buses will replace trains on this section of the route as advertised in the normal timetable

  • Weekend alterations - 31/01/2015 - 01/02/2015

    South Trans-Pennine route (services between Manchester and Sheffield, Doncaster & Cleethorpes)

    Saturday and Sunday

    Services to / from Manchester Airport will be replaced by buses between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

    Further information is available here

    Sunday

    Services between Doncaster and Cleethorpes will be replaced by buses as advertised in the normal timetable

    NOTE: Due to restricted road access, replacement buses at Barnetby will pick up / drop off at the end of the station approach road.

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    North Trans-Pennine route (services between Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds, York and the North East)

    Saturday and Sunday

    Services to / from Manchester Airport will be replaced by buses between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

    Further information is available here

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    Sunday

    ^^^^^^ LATE NOTICE ALTERATIONS ^^^^^^

    Services to / from Liverpool Lime St which normally operate via Manchester Victoria will be diverted to start from / terminate at Manchester Piccadilly and will therefore not serve Manchester Victoria or Liverpool Lime Street.

    Alternative services to / from Liverpool Lime St are available via Manchester Piccadilly as advertised in the current timetable.

    Customers at Liverpool Lime Street for Manchester (Piccadilly), Huddersfield, Leeds and York are advised to use the 22 minutes past each hour departure from Liverpool Lime Street (The Scarborough service).

    Additionally, the 0912 Liverpool Lime St to Newcastle will start from Leeds.

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    North West / Cumbria / Scottish routes (services between Manchester, Preston, Blackpool, Cumbria & Scotland)

    Saturday and Sunday

    Services on the Blackpool North to Manchester Airport route will be diverted to operate to / from Wilmslow. Customers for Manchester Airport must change at Manchester Piccadilly for a replacement bus service.

    Services on the Edinburgh / Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport route will be replaced by buses between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

    Further information is available here

    Sunday only

    Services on the Manchester to Blackpool North route (services actually operate to / from Wilmslow due to the closure of Manchester Airport station) will also be replaced by buses between Preston and Blackpool North all day.

    The revised timetable is available here

    As part of the extensive work to prepare the route for electrification, late evening services between Manchester and Preston will be diverted via alternative routes and will not call at Bolton, Horwich Parkway, Chorley or Buckshaw Parkway.

  • Monday to Friday alterations - 02/02/2015 - 06/02/2015

    South Trans-Pennine route (services between Manchester and Sheffield, Doncaster & Cleethorpes)

    Services to / from Manchester Airport will be replaced by buses between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

    Further information is available here

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    North Trans-Pennine route (services between Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds, York and the North East)

    Services to / from Manchester Airport will be replaced by buses between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

    Further information is available here

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    North West / Cumbria / Scottish routes (services between Manchester, Preston, Blackpool, Cumbria & Scotland)

    Services on the Blackpool North to Manchester Airport route will be diverted to operate to / from Wilmslow. Customers for Manchester Airport must change at Manchester Piccadilly for a replacement bus service.

    Services on the Edinburgh / Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport route will be replaced by buses between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

    Further information is available here

    Monday only

    The 0016 Manchester Piccadilly to Blackpool North service will terminate at Preston with a replacement bus provided forward to Blackpool North.

    The 0337 & 0447 Blackpool North to Manchester Piccadilly services will start from Preston.

    Replacement buses will run from Blackpool North (dep 0310 & 0420) to Preston to connect.

    Monday to Friday

    As part of the extensive work to prepare the route for electrification, late evening, overnight and early morning services between Manchester and Preston will be diverted via alternative routes and will not call at Bolton, Horwich Parkway, Chorley or Buckshaw Parkway.

    Buses will replace trains on this section of the route as advertised in the normal timetable

  • Weekend alterations - 07/02/2015 - 08/02/2015

    South Trans-pennine route (services between Manchester and Sheffield, Doncaster & Cleethorpes)

    Saturday and Sunday

    Services to / from Manchester Airport will be replaced by buses between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

    Further information is available here

    Sunday

    Services between Doncaster and Cleethorpes will be replaced by buses as advertised in the normal timetable

    NOTE: Due to restricted road access, replacement buses at Barnetby will pick up / drop off at the end of the station approach road.

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    North Trans-pennine route (services between Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds, York and the North East)

    Saturday and Sunday

    Services to / from Manchester Airport will be replaced by buses between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

    Further information is available here

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    Sunday

    Services to / from Liverpool Lime St which normally operate via Manchester Victoria will be diverted to start from / terminate at Manchester Piccadilly and will therefore not serve Manchester Victoria or Liverpool Lime Street.

    Alternative services to / from Liverpool Lime St are available via Manchester Piccadilly as advertised in the current timetable.

    Customers at Liverpool Lime Street for Manchester (Piccadilly), Huddersfield, Leeds and York are advised to use the 22 minutes past each hour departure from Liverpool Lime Street (The Scarborough service).

    Additionally, the 0912 Liverpool Lime St to Newcastle will start from Leeds.

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    North West / Cumbria / Scottish routes (services between Manchester, Preston, Blackpool, Cumbria & Scotland)

    Saturday and Sunday

    Services on the Blackpool North to Manchester Airport route will be diverted to operate to / from Wilmslow. Customers for Manchester Airport must change at Manchester Piccadilly for a replacement bus service.

    Services on the Edinburgh / Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport route will be replaced by buses between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

    Further information is available here

    Services on the Manchester to Blackpool North route (services actually operate to / from Wilmslow due to the closure of Manchester Airport station) will be diverted between Bolton and Preston and will not call at Lostock, Horwich Parkway, Chorley or Buckshaw Parkway.
    Replacement buses will operate between Bolton and Preston via affected stations.

    Sunday only

    The 2229 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will be diverted to start from Wilmslow and will terminate at Preston with a replacement bus provided forward to Kirkham & Wesham, Poulton-le-Fylde and Blackpool North.

  • Monday to Friday alterations - 09/02/2015 - 13/02/2015

    South Trans-Pennine route (services between Manchester and Sheffield, Doncaster & Cleethorpes)

    No planned alterations

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    North Trans-Pennine route (services between Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds, York and the North East)

    Monday to Thursday

    The 2320 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Manchester Victoria.

    Friday

    No planned alterations

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    North West / Cumbria / Scottish routes (services between Manchester, Preston, Blackpool, Cumbria & Scotland)

    Monday only

    The 0001 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will be diverted to start from Wilmslow  and terminate at Preston.
    Replacement buses will run from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly to connect, also between Preston and Blackpool North.


    The 0337 and 0447 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport services will start from Preston.
    Replacement buses will depart Blackpool North at 0310 and 0420 to Preston to connect.

    Monday to Friday

    As part of the extensive work to prepare the route for electrification, late evening, overnight and early morning services between Manchester and Preston will be diverted via alternative routes and will not call at Bolton, Horwich Parkway, Chorley or Buckshaw Parkway.

    Buses will replace trains on this section of the route as advertised in the normal timetable

  • Scarborough line alterations (for 9days) - 14/02/2015 - 22/02/2015

    For 9 days starting on Saturday 14 February until the start of service on Monday 23 February 2015 there will be no train services between York and Scarborough while Network Rail engineers carry out maintenance work on the bridge which crosses the river Ouse just outside York station.

    During this time all services between York and Scarborough* will be replaced by coaches.

    The replacement coach timetable is available here

    Coaches at York will depart from the station car park.

    Coaches at Malton will depart from outside the entrance to the station.

    Due to restricted road access, Coaches at Seamer will depart from the bus stops at the end on the station approach road.

    Coaches at Scarborough will depart from the bus stops outside the main entrance to the station.

    Additional staff will be available at YORK AND SCARBOROUGH to assist with directing you to the correct bus and help with loading / unloading your luggage.

    *Northern Rail services between Seamer and Scarborough are unaffected by these works

  • Weekend alterations - 14/02/2015 - 15/02/2015

    South Trans-pennine route (services between Manchester and Sheffield, Doncaster & Cleethorpes)

    Saturday

    No Planned alterations.

    Sunday

    Services between Doncaster and Cleethorpes will be replaced by buses as advertised in the normal timetable

    NOTE: Due to restricted road access, replacement buses at Barnetby will pick up / drop off at the end of the station approach road.

    The 0837 Manchester Airport to Cleethorpes service will start from Manchester Piccadilly.

    A replacement bus will run from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly to connect.

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    North Trans-pennine route (services between Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds, York and the North East)

    Saturday & Sunday

    There will be no train services between York and Scarborough while Network Rail engineers carry out maintenance work on the bridge which crosses the river Ouse just outside York station.

    All services between York and Scarborough will be replaced by coaches.

    The replacement coach timetable is available here

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    Saturday

    The 2230 Liverpool Lime St to York and 2320 Manchester Airport to York services will terminate at Leeds with replacement buses provided forward to York.

    Sunday

    The 0100 & 0425 Manchester Airport to York services will start from Manchester Piccadilly and will terminate at Leeds.

    Replacement buses will run from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly to connect and from Leeds to York.

    The 0630 Manchester Airport to York & 0730 Manchester Airport to Newcastle services will start from Manchester Piccadilly.

    Replacement buses will run from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly to connect.

    The 0230, 0400, 0512 and 0612 York to Manchester Airport services will start from Leeds and will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

    Replacement buses will operate from York to Leeds to connect and from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport.

    The 0712 York to Manchester Piccadilly service will start from Leeds. A replacement bus will operate from York to Leeds to connect.

    A summary timetable of these alterations is available here

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    Sunday

    Services to / from Liverpool Lime St which normally operate via Manchester Victoria will be diverted to start from / terminate at Manchester Piccadilly and will therefore not serve Manchester Victoria or Liverpool Lime Street.

    Alternative services to / from Liverpool Lime St are available via Manchester Piccadilly as advertised in the current timetable.

    Customers at Liverpool Lime Street for Manchester (Piccadilly), Huddersfield, Leeds and York are advised to use the 22 minutes past each hour departure from Liverpool Lime Street (The Scarborough service).

    Additionally, the 0912 Liverpool Lime St to Newcastle will start from Leeds.

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    North West / Cumbria / Scottish routes (services between Manchester, Preston, Blackpool, Cumbria & Scotland)

    Saturday from 1155 until 1555 on Sunday

    Services on the Manchester Airport to Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Cumbria routes will be replaced by buses between Preston and Lancaster.

    Train services will operate at their normal times between:

    Manchester Airport and Preston   

    Lancaster and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Barrow-in Furness / Windermere

    except:

    The 0532 Barrow-in-Furness to Manchester Airport service will depart at 0523 and will run up to 10 minutes EARLIER than normal between Barrow and Bolton.

    The 0850 Barrow-in-Furness to Manchester Airport service will depart at 0844 and will run up to 06 minutes EARLIER than normal between Barrow and Bolton.

    Virgin Trains and Northern Rail services are also affected by this work.

    The revised Manchester to Scotland timetable for Saturday is available here

    The revised Manchester to Scotland timetable for Sunday is available here

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    All day Saturday & Sunday

    Services on the Manchester to Preston / Cumbria / Blackpool route will be diverted between Bolton and Preston and will not call at Lostock, Horwich Parkway, Chorley or Buckshaw Parkway.

    Replacement buses will operate between Bolton and Preston via affected stations.

    Services FROM Blackpool North to Manchester Airport will be re-timed to depart Blackpool North, Poulton-le-Fylde and Preston up to 05 minutes EARLIER than normal.

    Northern Rail services are also affected by this work.

    The revised timetable for services on Saturday FROM Manchester is available here

    The revised timetable for services on Saturday TO Manchester is available here

    The revised timetable for services on Sunday FROM Manchester is available here

    The revised timetable for services on Sunday TO Manchester is available here

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    Sunday

    The 0747 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will start from Manchester Piccadilly.

    A replacement bus will run from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly to connect.

  • Monday to Friday alterations - 16/02/2015 - 20/02/2015

    South Trans-Pennine route (services between Manchester and Sheffield, Doncaster & Cleethorpes)

    No planned alterations

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    North Trans-Pennine route (services between Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds, York and the North East)

    Monday to Friday

    All services between York and Scarborough will be replaced by coaches

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    Monday to Thursday

    The 2155 Newcastle to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly with a replacement bus provided forward to Manchester Airport.

    The 2320 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Manchester Victoria.

    Tuesday to Friday

    The 0038 Manchester Airport to York & 0425 Manchester Airport to Newcastle services will start from Manchester Piccadilly.

    Replacement buses will run from Manchester Airport (departing at 0015 & 0405) to Manchester Piccadilly to connect.

    The 0138 York to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly with a replacement bus provided forward to Manchester Airport.

    The 0521 York to Manchester Airport service will be retimed to depart York EARLIER at 0511.

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    North West / Cumbria / Scottish routes (services between Manchester, Preston, Blackpool, Cumbria & Scotland)

    Monday to Thursday

    The 2014 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport & 2245 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport services will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly with replacement buses provided forward to Manchester Airport.

    Tuesday to Friday

    The 0001 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will start from Manchester Piccadilly.

    A replacement bus will run from Manchester Airport (dep 2340 Mon-Thu) to Manchester Piccadilly to connect.

    Monday to Friday

    As part of the extensive work to prepare the route for electrification, late evening, overnight and early morning services between Manchester and Preston will be diverted via alternative routes and will not call at Bolton, Horwich Parkway, Chorley or Buckshaw Parkway.

    Buses will replace trains on this section of the route as advertised in the normal timetable

  • Weekend alterations - 21/02/2015 - 22/02/2015

    South Trans-Pennine route (services between Manchester and Sheffield, Doncaster & Cleethorpes)

    Saturday

    No planned alterations

    Sunday

    Services between Manchester / Sheffield and Cleethorpes will be replaced by buses between Doncaster and Cleethorpes.

    The revised timetable is available here

    NOTE: Due to restricted road access, replacement buses at Barnetby will pick up / drop off at the end of the station approach road.

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    North Trans-Pennine route (services between Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds, York and the North East)

    Saturday

    No planned alterations

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    Sunday

    Overnight / early morning services between Manchester and York via Stalybridge, Huddersfield, Dewsbury and Leeds are replaced by buses as advertised in the normal timetable

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    North West / Cumbria / Scottish routes (services between Manchester, Preston, Blackpool, Cumbria & Scotland)

    Saturday

    Manchester to Blackpool North services

    Services on this route will operate to a revised timetable

    Services will be diverted between Bolton and Preston and will not call at Horwich Parkway, Chorley or Buckshaw Parkway.
    Replacement buses will operate between Bolton and Preston via Horwich Parkway and Chorley.

    Services FROM Blackpool North to Manchester Airport will be re-timed to depart Blackpool North, Poulton-le-Fylde and Preston up to 05 minutes EARLIER than normal.

    The 2029, 2129 & 2229 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North services will terminate at Preston with replacement buses provided forward to Blackpool North via Poulton-le-Fylde.
    The 2144 & 2245 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport services will start from Preston.
    Replacement buses will run from Blackpool North (dep 2100 & 2200) to Preston via Poulton-le-Fylde to connect.

    The revised timetable for services TOWARDS Manchester is available here

    The revised timetable for services FROM Manchester is available here

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    Manchester Airport to Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Barrow-in Furness / Windermere services

    From 1155 buses will replace trains between Preston and Lancaster.
    Train services will operate at their normal times between:
    Manchester Airport and Preston
    Lancaster and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Barrow-in Furness / Windermere

    The revised timetable is available here

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    Sunday

    Manchester to Blackpool North services

    As advertised in the current timetable - trains will operate between Manchester Airport and Preston but will be diverted between Bolton and Preston and will not call at Horwich Parkway, Chorley or Buckshaw Parkway.
    Replacement buses will operate between Bolton and Preston via Horwich Parkway and Chorley.

    Services between Preston and Blackpool North are replaced by buses calling at Poulton-le-Fylde.

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    Manchester Airport to Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Barrow-in Furness / Windermere services

    Until 1555 buses will replace trains between Preston and Lancaster.
    Train services will operate at their normal times between:
    Manchester Airport and Preston
    Lancaster and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Barrow-in Furness / Windermere

    The revised timetable is available here

  • Monday to Friday alterations - 23/02/2015 - 27/02/2015

    South Trans-pennine route (services between Manchester and Sheffield, Doncaster & Cleethorpes)

    No Planned alterations

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    North Trans-pennine route (services between Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds, York and the North East)

    Monday to Thursday
    The 2320 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Dewsbury and will be retimed to depart Leeds 12 minutes later than normal.
    A replacement bus will run from Huddersfield to Dewsbury.

    Tuesday to Friday
    The 0038 Manchester Airport to York service will be retimed to depart Leeds 09 minutes later than normal.
    The 0138 & 0252 York to Manchester Airport services will be retimed to depart Huddersfield 13 minutes later than advertised.

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    North West / Cumbria / Scottish routes (services between Manchester, Preston, Blackpool, Cumbria & Scotland)

    Monday to Friday

    As part of the extensive work to prepare the route for electrification, late evening, overnight and early morning services between Manchester and Preston will be diverted via alternative routes and will not call at Bolton, Horwich Parkway, Chorley or Buckshaw Parkway.

    Buses will replace trains on this section of the route as advertised in the normal timetable

  • Weekend alterations - 28/02/2015 - 01/03/2015

    South Trans-Pennine route (services between Manchester and Sheffield, Doncaster & Cleethorpes)

    No planned alterations

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    North Trans-Pennine route (services between Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds, York and the North East)

    Saturday

    No planned alterations

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    Sunday

    Overnight / early morning services between Manchester and York via Stalybridge, Huddersfield, Dewsbury and Leeds are replaced by buses as advertised in the current timetable

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    North West / Cumbria / Scottish routes (services between Manchester, Preston, Blackpool, Cumbria & Scotland)

    Saturday & Sunday

    Manchester to Blackpool North services

    As advertised in the current timetable - trains will operate between Manchester Airport and Preston but will be diverted between Bolton and Preston and will not call at Horwich Parkway, Chorley or Buckshaw Parkway.
    Replacement buses will operate between Bolton and Preston via Horwich Parkway and Chorley.

    Sunday

    As advertised in the current timetable - services between Preston and Blackpool North will be replaced by buses.

  • Monday to Friday alterations - 02/03/2015 - 06/03/2015

    South Trans-Pennine route (services between Manchester and Sheffield, Doncaster & Cleethorpes)

    No planned alterations

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    North Trans-Pennine route (services between Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds, York and the North East)

    Monday to Thursday

    The 2320 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Dewsbury and will be retimed to depart Leeds 12 minutes later than normal.

    A replacement bus will run from Huddersfield to Dewsbury.

    Tuesday to Friday

    The 0138 & 0252 York to Manchester Airport services will be retimed to depart Huddersfield 13 minutes later than advertised.

    The 0425 Manchester Airport to Newcastle service will be re-timed to depart Huddersfield 17 minutes EARLIER than normal at 0523.

    The 0521 York to Manchester Airport service will be diverted and will not call at Dewsbury.

    A replacement bus will run from Dewsbury (dep 0601) to Huddersfield.

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    North West / Cumbria / Scottish routes (services between Manchester, Preston, Blackpool, Cumbria & Scotland)

    Monday to Friday

    As part of the extensive work to prepare the route for electrification, late evening, overnight and early morning services between Manchester and Preston will be diverted via alternative routes and will not call at Bolton, Horwich Parkway, Chorley or Buckshaw Parkway.

    Buses will replace trains on this section of the route as advertised in the normal timetable

  • Weekend alterations - 07/03/2015 - 08/03/2015

    South Trans-Pennine route (services between Manchester and Sheffield, Doncaster & Cleethorpes)

    Saturday

    Most services between Manchester Airport and Sheffield / Cleethorpes will start from / terminate at Manchester Piccadilly*.

    Services will also not call at Stockport.

    *The 0550, 1955, 2047 & 2147 Manchester Airport to Sheffield services will operate from Manchester Airport.

    *The 0611 Sheffield to Manchester Airport, 1626, 1726 & 1826 Cleethorpes to Manchester Airport services will operate to Manchester Airport.

    Additionally:

    The 0655 Manchester Airport to Cleethorpes service will not call at Dore & Totley.

    The 0620 Cleethorpes to Manchester Airport service will not call at Chinley or East Didsbury.

    The 1426 Cleethorpes to Manchester Airport service will not call at East Didsbury, Gatley or Heald Green.

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    Sunday

    Services between Manchester Airport and Sheffield / Cleethorpes will not call at Stockport.

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    North Trans-Pennine route (services between Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds, York and the North East)

    Saturday

    No planned alterations.

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    Sunday

    Overnight / early morning services between Manchester and York via Stalybridge, Huddersfield, Dewsbury and Leeds are replaced by buses as advertised in the current timetable

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    Services to / from Liverpool Lime St which normally operate via Manchester Victoria will be diverted to start from / terminate at Manchester Piccadilly and will therefore not serve Manchester Victoria or Liverpool Lime Street.

    Alternative services to / from Liverpool Lime St are available via Manchester Piccadilly as advertised in the current timetable.

    Additionally, the 0912 Liverpool Lime St to Newcastle will start from Leeds.

    Customers for Manchester (Piccadilly), Huddersfield, Leeds and York are advised to use the 0922 departure (Scarborough service).

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    The 2320 Manchester Airport to York service will be re-timed to depart Manchester Piccadilly later at 2346 and will not call at Manchester Victoria.

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    North West / Cumbria / Scottish routes (services between Manchester, Preston, Blackpool, Cumbria & Scotland)

    Saturday & Sunday

    Manchester to Blackpool North services

    As advertised in the current timetable - trains will operate between Manchester Airport and Preston but will be diverted between Bolton and Preston and will not call at Horwich Parkway, Chorley or Buckshaw Parkway.
    Replacement buses will operate between Bolton and Preston via Horwich Parkway and Chorley.

    Sunday

    As advertised in the current timetable - services between Preston and Blackpool North will be replaced by buses.

  • Monday to Friday alterations - 09/03/2015 - 13/03/2015

    South Trans-Pennine route (services between Manchester and Sheffield, Doncaster & Cleethorpes)

    Monday

    No planned alterations

    Tuesday to Friday

    The 0325 Sheffield to Manchester Airport service will be retimed to depart Sheffield later at 0345.

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    North Trans-Pennine route (services between Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds, York and the North East)

    Monday

    The 0048 Manchester Airport to York service will be replaced by a bus.

    Monday to Thursday

    The 2155 Newcastle to Manchester Airport service will arrive at Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport 16 minutes later than normal.

    The 2230 York to Manchester Piccadilly service will arrive at Manchester Piccadilly 31 minutes later than normal.

    The 2320 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Huddersfield and will be re-timed to depart Dewsbury 16 minutes later than normal. and Leeds 14 minutes later than normal.

    A replacement bus will operate from Huddersfield (dep 0005 tue-fri) to Dewsbury to connect with the train and will then return to Huddersfield (dep Dewsbury 0040).

    Tuesday to Friday

    The 0138 & 0252 York to Manchester Airport services will not call at Huddersfield but will call additionally at Brighouse.

    Replacement buses will operate from Huddersfield (dep 0225 & 0340) to Brighouse to connect with the train and will then return from Brighouse to Huddersfield connecting off the train.

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    North West / Cumbria / Scottish routes (services between Manchester, Preston, Blackpool, Cumbria & Scotland)

    Monday to Friday

    As part of the extensive work to prepare the route for electrification, late evening, overnight and early morning services between Manchester and Preston will be diverted via alternative routes and will not call at Bolton, Horwich Parkway, Chorley or Buckshaw Parkway.

    Buses will replace trains on this section of the route as advertised in the normal timetable

  • Weekend alterations - 14/03/2015 - 15/03/2015

    South Trans-Pennine route (services between Manchester and Sheffield, Doncaster & Cleethorpes)

    No planned alterations this weekend

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    North Trans-Pennine route (services between Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds, York and the North East)

    Saturday

    No planned alterations

    Sunday

    Overnight / early morning services between Manchester and York via Stalybridge, Huddersfield, Dewsbury and Leeds are replaced by buses as advertised in the current timetable

                                                                                          ***********

    Services to / from Liverpool Lime St which normally operate via Manchester Victoria will be diverted to start from / terminate at Manchester Piccadilly and will therefore not serve Manchester Victoria or Liverpool Lime Street.

    Alternative services to / from Liverpool Lime St are available via Manchester Piccadilly as advertised in the current timetable.

    Additionally, the 0912 Liverpool Lime St to Newcastle service will start from Leeds.

    Customers for Manchester (Piccadilly), Huddersfield, Leeds and York are advised to use the 0922 departure (Scarborough service).

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    North West / Cumbria / Scottish routes (services between Manchester, Preston, Blackpool, Cumbria & Scotland)

    Saturday & Sunday

    Services between Manchester and Preston / Blackpool North / Barrow-in-Furness will be diverted between Deansgate and Preston and will not call at Salford Crescent, Bolton, Horwich Parkway, Chorley or Buckshaw Parkway.

    Replacement bus services will operate between Manchester Airport and Preston calling at Manchester Piccadilly, Bolton, Horwich Parkway and Chorley.

  • Monday to Friday alterations - 16/03/2015 - 20/03/2015

    South Trans-Pennine route (services between Manchester and Sheffield, Doncaster & Cleethorpes)

    No planned alterations

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    North Trans-Pennine route (services between Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds, York and the North East)

    Monday

    The 0048 Manchester Airport to York service will be replaced by a bus.

    Tuesday to Friday

    No planned alterations

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    North West / Cumbria / Scottish routes (services between Manchester, Preston, Blackpool, Cumbria & Scotland)

    Monday to Friday

    As part of the extensive work to prepare the route for electrification, late evening, overnight and early morning services between Manchester and Preston will be diverted via alternative routes and will not call at Bolton, Horwich Parkway, Chorley or Buckshaw Parkway.

    Buses will replace trains on this section of the route as advertised in the normal timetable

    Tuesday to Friday

    The 0001 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North and 0337 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport services will be replaced by buses.

  • Weekend alterations - 21/03/2015 - 22/03/2015

    South Trans-Pennine route (services between Manchester and Sheffield, Doncaster & Cleethorpes)

    No planned alterations this weekend

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    North Trans-Pennine route (services between Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds, York and the North East)

    Saturday

    No planned alterations

    Sunday

    Overnight / early morning services between Manchester and York via Stalybridge, Huddersfield, Dewsbury and Leeds are replaced by buses as advertised in the current timetable

                                                                                          ***********

    Services to / from Liverpool Lime St which normally operate via Manchester Victoria will be diverted to start from / terminate at Manchester Piccadilly and will therefore not serve Manchester Victoria or Liverpool Lime Street.

    Alternative services to / from Liverpool Lime St are available via Manchester Piccadilly as advertised in the current timetable.

    Additionally, the 0912 Liverpool Lime St to Newcastle service will start from Leeds.

    Customers for Manchester (Piccadilly), Huddersfield, Leeds and York are advised to use the 0922 departure (Scarborough service).

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    North West / Cumbria / Scottish routes (services between Manchester, Preston, Blackpool, Cumbria & Scotland)

    Saturday & Sunday

    Services between Manchester and Preston / Blackpool North / Barrow-in-Furness will be diverted between Deansgate and Preston and will not call at Salford Crescent, Bolton, Horwich Parkway, Chorley or Buckshaw Parkway.

    Replacement bus services will operate between Manchester Airport and Preston calling at Manchester Piccadilly, Bolton, Horwich Parkway and Chorley.

    Saturday

    Services from Blackpool will be re-timed to depart Blackpool North, Poulton-le-Fylde and Preston up to 18 minutes later than normal.

    Services to Blackpool North will be re-timed to depart Preston and Poulton-le-Fylde up to 30 minutes EARLIER than normal.

    Sunday

    Services from Preston will be re-timed to depart up to 14 minutes later than normal.

    Services to Preston will be re-timed to arrive at Preston up to 15 minutes EARLIER than normal.

    Note: Services between Preston and Blackpool North are replaced by buses as part of the normal timetable.

  • Monday to Friday alterations - 23/03/2015 - 27/03/2015

    South Trans-Pennine route (services between Manchester and Sheffield, Doncaster & Cleethorpes)

    No planned alterations

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    North Trans-Pennine route (services between Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds, York and the North East)

    Monday

    The 0048 Manchester Airport to York service will be replaced by a bus.

    Tuesday to Friday

    No planned alterations

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    North West / Cumbria / Scottish routes (services between Manchester, Preston, Blackpool, Cumbria & Scotland)

    Monday to Friday

    As part of the extensive work to prepare the route for electrification, late evening, overnight and early morning services between Manchester and Preston will be diverted via alternative routes and will not call at Bolton, Horwich Parkway, Chorley or Buckshaw Parkway.

    Buses will replace trains on this section of the route as advertised in the normal timetable

    Monday to Thursday

    The 2334 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will terminate at Preston with a replacement bus provided forward to Blackpool North.

    Tuesday to Friday

    The 0337 Blackpool North to Manchester Victoria and 0447 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport services will start from Preston.

    Replacement buses will run from Blackpool North at 0310 & 0420 to Preston to connect.

  • Weekend alterations - 28/03/2015 - 29/03/2015

    South Trans-Pennine route (services between Manchester and Sheffield, Doncaster & Cleethorpes)

    No planned alterations

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    North Trans-Pennine route (services between Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds, York and the North East)

    Saturday

    No planned alterations

    Sunday

    The 0230 York to Manchester Airport service will be retimed to depart York EARLIER at 0220.

    The 0400 York to Manchester Airport service will be retimed to depart York EARLIER at 0350.

    The 0512 York to Manchester Airport service will be retimed to depart York EARLIER at 0500.

    The 0612 York to Manchester Airport service will be retimed to depart York EARLIER at 0600.

    The 0712 York to Manchester Airport service will be retimed to depart York EARLIER at 0700.

    The 0100, 0425 & 0630 Manchester Airport to York services will arrive at York up to 12 minutes later than normal.

                                                                                 ***********

    Services to / from Liverpool Lime St which normally operate via Manchester Victoria will be diverted to start from / terminate at Manchester Piccadilly and will therefore not serve Manchester Victoria or Liverpool Lime Street.

    Alternative services to / from Liverpool Lime St are available via Manchester Piccadilly as advertised in the current timetable.

    Additionally, the 0912 Liverpool Lime St to Newcastle will start from Leeds.

    Customers for Manchester (Piccadilly), Huddersfield, Leeds and York are advised to use the 0922 departure (Scarborough service).

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    North West / Cumbria / Scottish routes (services between Manchester, Preston, Blackpool, Cumbria & Scotland)

    Saturday

    No planned alterations

    Sunday

    Services between Manchester and Preston / Blackpool North / Barrow-in-Furness will be diverted between Deansgate and Preston and will not call at Salford Crescent, Bolton, Horwich Parkway, Chorley or Buckshaw Parkway.

    Replacement bus services will operate between Manchester Airport and Preston calling at Manchester Piccadilly, Bolton, Horwich Parkway and Chorley.

    The 2308 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will not run and will be replaced by a bus throughout

  • Monday to Friday alterations - 30/03/2015 - 03/04/2015

    South Trans-Pennine route (services between Manchester and Sheffield, Doncaster & Cleethorpes)

    No planned alterations

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    North Trans-Pennine route (services between Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds, York and the North East)

    Monday only

    The 0115 Manchester Victoria to York service will be replaced by a bus.

                                                                                 ***********

    Monday to Thursday

    The 2320 Manchester Airport to York service will be diverted and will not call at Manchester Victoria.

    Tuesday to Friday

    The 0521 York to Manchester Airport service will be retimed to depart York EARLIER at 0511.

    Thursday only

    The 2155 Newcastle to Manchester Victoria service will be diverted to terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

    Friday only

    The 0138 York to Manchester Victoria service will be diverted to terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

    The 0452 Manchester Victoria to Newcastle service will be diverted to start from Manchester Piccadilly at 0508.

                                                                                 ***********

    Friday (EASTER)

    Services between Liverpool Lime Street and York / Newcastle (which normally operate via Manchester Victoria) will be diverted to start from / terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

    Alternative services to / from Liverpool Lime Street are available (via Manchester Piccadilly) as advertised in the current timetable.

    The 2320 Manchester Airport to York service will be diverted and will not call at Manchester Victoria.

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    North West / Cumbria / Scottish routes (services between Manchester, Preston, Blackpool, Cumbria & Scotland)

    Monday to Friday

    As part of the extensive work to prepare the route for electrification, late evening, overnight and early morning services between Manchester and Preston will be diverted via alternative routes and will not call at Bolton, Horwich Parkway, Chorley or Buckshaw Parkway.

    Buses will replace trains on this section of the route as advertised in the normal timetable

    Monday to Thursday

    The 2014 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport and 2243 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport services will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly with replacement buses provided forward to Manchester Airport via affected stations.

    The 2334 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will be retimed to depart Manchester Airport EARLIER at 2330.

                                                                                 ***********        

     Friday only (EASTER)

    The 0337 Blackpool North to Manchester Victoria service will not run and will be replaced by a bus calling at Preston, Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

    The 0447 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Preston with a replacement bus forward calling at Buckshaw Parkway, Chorley, Horwich Parkway, Bolton, Salford Crescent and Manchester Piccadilly.

    The 0532 Barrow-in-Furness to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Preston.

    The 0611 Preston to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Wigan North Western with a replacement bus forward calling at Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

    The 0639 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will be diverted to terminate at Wigan North Western. A replacement bus will operate from Preston calling at Buckshaw Parkway, Chorley, Horwich Parkway, Bolton, Salford Crescent and Manchester Piccadilly.

    The 0500 Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central service will start from Preston.

    A replacement bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly (dep 0430) to Preston to connect.

    The 0539 Manchester Victoria to Blackpool North and 0618 Manchester Airport to Barrow-in Furness services will start from Preston.

    The 0558 & 0725 Manchester Airport to Edinburgh, 0700 Manchester Airport to Glasgow Central services will start from Wigan North Western. Replacement buses will operate from Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly to Wigan North Western to connect.

                                                                                  ***********      

    From 0800 services between Manchester and Preston / Blackpool North / Barrow-in-Furness / Windermere will be diverted between Deansgate and Preston and will not call at Salford Crescent, Bolton, Horwich Parkway, Chorley or Buckshaw Parkway.

    Replacement buses will operate between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston via affected stations.

  • Easter Summary of alterations - 03/04/2015 - 07/04/2015

    The Easter Bank Holiday weekend traditionally sees Network Rail undertake some of their larger maintenance projects and this Easter will be no different.

    On the North Trans-Pennine route, work will be taking place all day on Easter Sunday and until 1000 on Easter Monday between Leeds and York to replace parts of the major junction at Colton. This will affect services between Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds to York, Scarborough and the North East.

    Buses will replace trains between Leeds and York extending journey times by approx. 1 hour.

                                                                                                    **

    Work will be taking place in the Manchester Victoria area all day on Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday as the project to electrify the route between there and Liverpool comes to a close.

    Services between Liverpool Lime Street and York / Newcastle which normally operate via Manchester Victoria will be diverted to start from / terminate at Manchester Piccadilly and will therefore not serve Manchester Victoria or Liverpool Lime St.

    Alternative services to / from Liverpool Lime Street are available (via Manchester Piccadilly) although these services will be amended on Sunday due to the work between Leeds and York mentioned above.

                                                                                                    **

    On the route between  Manchester, Preston and Blackpool North engineers will be installing new track and signalling in the Farnworth area (near Bolton) as part of the preparations for the forthcoming major work on the tunnels there.

    Starting on Good Friday until the start of service on Wednesday 08th April (5 days) all train services between Manchester and Preston / Blackpool will have to operate via an alternative route.

    There will be no train services to / from Salford Crescent, Bolton, Horwich or Chorley for these 5 days – services at these stations will be provided by replacement buses.

                                                                                                    **

    Over on the West Coast Mainline, work will be taking place at several locations and will affect services to / from Barrow-in-Furness, Windermere and Scotland.

    On Saturday, services between Manchester Airport and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central will terminate at / start from Carlisle.

    Replacement coaches will operate between Carlisle and Edinburgh via Lockerbie.

    Journey times will be extended by a minimum of 1 hour.

    Virgin Trains will provide replacement coach services between Carlisle and Glasgow Central.

    (Customers at Lockerbie for Glasgow Central will be required to travel via Carlisle).

                                                                                                    **

    On Easter Sunday services between Manchester Airport and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central will terminate at / start from Lancaster.

    A replacement coach operation (in conjunction with Virgin Trains) will operate between:

    Lancaster and Carlisle (via Oxenholme and Penrith)

    Carlisle and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central (via Lockerbie).

    Journey times will be significantly extended.

                                                                                                    **

    On Easter Sunday services on the Windermere branch line will operate to a revised timetable and will be provided with connections into the replacement coaches between Lancaster and Oxenholme.

                                                                                                    **

    On Easter Sunday services to / from Barrow-in-Furness will operate between Manchester / Preston and Lancaster, also Grange-over-Sands and Barrow-in-Furness.

    Replacement buses will operate between:

    Lancaster and Grange-over-Sands (via Carnforth)

    Lancaster and Grange-over-Sands (via Carnforth, Silverdale and Arnside)

                                                                                                    **

    On Easter Monday, services between Manchester Airport and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central will terminate at / start from Carlisle.

    Replacement buses will operate between Carlisle and Edinburgh via Lockerbie. Journey times will be extended by a minimum of 1 hour.

    Virgin Trains will provide replacement bus services between Carlisle and Glasgow Central.

    (Customers at Lockerbie for Glasgow Central will be required to travel via Carlisle).

                                                                                                    **

    There are no planned alterations on the South Trans-Pennine route(services between Manchester and Sheffield, Doncaster & Cleethorpes) during the Easter weekend period.

  • Weekend alterations - 04/04/2015 - 05/04/2015

    South Trans-Pennine route (services between Manchester and Sheffield, Doncaster & Cleethorpes)

    No planned alterations

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    North Trans-Pennine route (services between Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds, York and the North East)

    Saturday & Sunday

    Services between Liverpool Lime Street and York / Newcastle (which normally operate via Manchester Victoria) will be diverted to start from / terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

    Alternative services to / from Liverpool Lime Street are available (via Manchester Piccadilly) as advertised in the current timetable.

    The 2320 Manchester Airport to York service will be diverted and will not call at Manchester Victoria.

    Saturday

    The 2230 Liverpool Lime St to York and 2320 Manchester Airport to York services will terminate at Leeds with replacement buses provided forward to York.

    Sunday

    All day Sunday there will be no train service between Leeds and York.

    Eastbound services from Liverpool & Manchester will terminate at Leeds.

    Westbound services from Scarborough, Newcastle & Middlesbrough will terminate at York.

    Frequent replacement buses will operate between Leeds and York.

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    North West / Cumbria / Scottish routes (services between Manchester, Preston, Blackpool, Cumbria & Scotland)

    Saturday

    Services between Manchester Airport and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central will terminate at / start from Carlisle.

    Replacement buses will operate between Carlisle and Edinburgh via Lockerbie. Journey times will be extended by a minimum of 1 hour.

    Virgin Trains will provide replacement bus services between Carlisle and Glasgow Central.

    Customers at Lockerbie for Glasgow Central will be required to travel via Carlisle.

    Sunday

    Services between Manchester Airport and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central will terminate at / start from Lancaster.

    A joint replacement bus operation (in conjunction with Virgin Trains) will operate between:

    Lancaster and Carlisle (via Oxenholme and Penrith)

    Carlisle and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central (via Lockerbie).

    Journey times will be significantly extended.

                                                                                     **********

    Services on the Windermere branch line will operate to a revised timetable and will be provided with connections into replacement buses between Lancaster and Oxenholme.

                                                                                     **********

    Services to / from Barrow-in-Furness will operate between Manchester / Preston and Lancaster, also Grange-over-Sands and Barrow-in-Furness.

    Replacement buses will operate between:

    Lancaster and Grange-over-Sands (via Carnforth)

    Lancaster and Grange-over-Sands (via Carnforth, Silverdale and Arnside)

                                                                                     **********

    Saturday & Sunday

    Services between Manchester and Preston / Blackpool North / Barrow-in-Furness will be diverted between Deansgate and Preston and will not call at Salford Crescent, Bolton, Horwich Parkway, Chorley or Buckshaw Parkway.

    Replacement buses will operate between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston via affected stations.

  • Monday to Friday alterations - 06/04/2015 - 10/04/2015

    South Trans-Pennine route (services between Manchester and Sheffield, Doncaster & Cleethorpes)

    No planned alterations

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    North Trans-Pennine route (services between Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds, York and the North East)

    Monday only

    Until 1000 there will be no train service between Leeds and York.

    Eastbound services from Liverpool & Manchester will terminate at Leeds.

    Westbound services from Scarborough, Newcastle & Middlesbrough will terminate at York.

    Frequent replacement buses will operate between Leeds and York.

    The 0115 Manchester Victoria to York service will not run.

    A replacement bus will operate from Manchester Airport (dep 0015) to York via Manchester Piccadilly and Leeds.

    The 0452 Manchester Victoria to Newcastle service will start from York.

    A replacement bus will operate from Manchester Airport (dep 0425) to York via Manchester Piccadilly, Huddersfield and Leeds.

                                                                                                      ********

    Tuesday & Wednesday only

    The 0105 Manchester Victoria to York service will be diverted to start from Manchester Piccadilly at 0112.

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    North West / Cumbria / Scottish routes (services between Manchester, Preston, Blackpool, Cumbria & Scotland)

    Monday only

    Services between Manchester Airport and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central will terminate at / start from Carlisle.

    Replacement coaches will operate between Carlisle and Edinburgh via Lockerbie.

    Journey times will be extended by a minimum of 1 hour.

    Virgin Trains will provide replacement coach services between Carlisle and Glasgow Central.

    Customers at Lockerbie for Glasgow Central will be required to travel via Carlisle.

                                                                                                      ********

    Monday & Tuesday

    Services between Manchester and Preston / Blackpool North / Barrow-in-Furness will be diverted between Deansgate and Preston and will not call at Salford Crescent, Bolton, Horwich Parkway, Chorley or Buckshaw Parkway.

    Replacement buses will operate between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston via affected stations.

                                                                                                      ********

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

    The 0337 Blackpool North to Manchester Victoria service will terminate at Preston with a replacement bus provided forward to Manchester Airport calling at Bolton and Manchester Piccadilly.

    The 0539 Manchester Victoria to Blackpool North service will start from Wigan North Western.

    A replacement bus will operate from Manchester Airport (dep 0500) to Wigan North Western via Manchester Piccadilly.

                                                                                                      ********

    Wednesday to Friday

    As part of the extensive work to prepare the route for electrification, late evening, overnight and early morning services between Manchester and Preston will be diverted via alternative routes and will not call at Bolton, Horwich Parkway, Chorley or Buckshaw Parkway.

  • Weekend alterations - 11/04/2015 - 12/04/2015

    South Trans-Pennine route (services between Manchester and Sheffield, Doncaster & Cleethorpes)

    Saturday

    No planned alterations

    Sunday

    The 0837 Manchester Airport to Cleethorpes service will terminate at Scunthorpe with a replacement bus provided forward to Cleethorpes via Barnetby, Habrough and Grimsby Town.

    The 1054 Manchester Airport to Cleethorpes service will terminate at Barnetby with a replacement bus provided forward to Cleethorpes via Grimsby Town.

    The 1126 Cleethorpes to Manchester Airport service will start from Scunthorpe.

    A replacement bus will run from Cleethorpes (dep 1040) to Scunthorpe to connect via Grimsby Town (1100) and Barnetby (1130).

    The 1326 Cleethorpes to Manchester Airport service will start from Barnetby.

    A replacement bus will run from Cleethorpes (dep 1255) to Barnetby to connect via Grimsby Town (1315).

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    North Trans-Pennine route (services between Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds, York and the North East)

    Saturday

    No planned alterations

    Sunday

    The 0230 York to Manchester Airport service will be retimed to depart York EARLIER at 0220.

    The 0400 York to Manchester Airport service will be retimed to depart York EARLIER at 0350.

    The 0512 York to Manchester Airport service will be retimed to depart York EARLIER at 0500.

    The 0612 York to Manchester Airport service will be retimed to depart York EARLIER at 0600.

    The 0712 York to Manchester Airport service will be retimed to depart York EARLIER at 0700.

    The 0100, 0425 & 0630 Manchester Airport to York services will arrive at York up to 12 minutes later than normal.

                                                                    ******

    Services between Liverpool Lime Street and York / Newcastle (which normally operate via Manchester Victoria) will be diverted to start from / terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

    Alternative services to / from Liverpool Lime Street are available (via Manchester Piccadilly) as advertised in the current timetable.

    The 2320 Manchester Airport to York service will be diverted and will not call at Manchester Victoria.

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    North West / Cumbria / Scottish routes (services between Manchester, Preston, Blackpool, Cumbria & Scotland)

    Saturday & Sunday

    Services between Manchester and Preston / Blackpool North / Barrow-in-Furness will be diverted between Deansgate and Preston and will not call at Salford Crescent, Bolton, Horwich Parkway, Chorley or Buckshaw Parkway.

    Replacement buses will operate between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston via affected stations.

    Saturday

    The 2311 Lancaster to Barrow-in-Furness service will start from Carnforth.

    A replacement bus will run from Lancaster (dep 2245) to Carnforth to connect.

    Sunday

    The 0917 Barrow-in-Furness to Lancaster service will terminate at Carnforth with a replacement bus provided forward to Lancaster.

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