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.

  • 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.

    Services from Manchester towards Sheffield / Cleethorpes will depart Manchester Piccadilly up to 12 minutes EALIER than normal.

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

    *The 0325 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.

    The full revised timetable is available here

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    Sunday

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

    Selected services from Manchester towards Sheffield / Cleethorpes will depart Manchester Piccadilly up to 04 minutes EALIER than normal.

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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 current 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

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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 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.

    The Saturday timetable for services towards Manchester is available here

    The Saturday timetable for services from Manchester is available here

  • 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 current 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

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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 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 current 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.

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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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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Work will be taking place in the Manchester Victoria area for 4 days from Good Friday, through to the start of service on Tuesday 07 April 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.

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    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 Tuesday 07th April (4 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 4 days – services at these stations will be provided by replacement buses.

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    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).

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    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.

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    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.

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    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)

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    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).

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    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.

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    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.

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    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)

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    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.

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    Monday only

    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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    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.

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    Monday only

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

    Buses will replace trains on this section of the route.

  • 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.

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    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.

  • Monday to Friday alterations - 13/04/2015 - 17/04/2015

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

    No planned alterations this week

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

    The 0452 Manchester Victoria to Newcastle service will be re-timed to depart Huddersfield 17 minutes EARLIER than normal at 0523.

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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.

  • Weekend alterations - 18/04/2015 - 19/04/2015

    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) via Grimsby Town (1100) and Barnetby (1130) to Scunthorpe to connect.

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

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

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

    Saturday

    Due to work affecting East Coast Trains services between Doncaster and York (services will be diverted via Leeds) the following First TransPennine Express services will no longer operate between Leeds and York:

    The 0706, 0806, 0906, 1006, 1106, 1206, 1306, 1406, 1506, 1606 & 1706 Manchester Airport to York services will terminate at Leeds.

    The 0853, 0953, 1053, 1153, 1253, 1353, 1453, 1553, 1653, 1753 & 1853 York to Manchester Airport services will start from Leeds.

    Alternative First TransPennine Express services are available between Leeds and York.

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    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.

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    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.

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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.

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    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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    Sunday

    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.

    Buses will replace trains on this section of the route.

  • Monday to Friday alterations - 20/04/2015 - 24/04/2015

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

    No Planned alterations this week

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

    Monday to Thursday

    The 2155 Newcastle to Manchester Victoria service will arrive at Manchester Victoria 15 minutes later than normal.

    The 2230 York to Manchester Piccadilly service will be diverted to terminate at Manchester Victoria.

    The 2320 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Huddersfield and will be re-timed to depart Dewsbury 05 minutes later than normal.

    A replacement bus will operate from Huddersfield (dep 0001 tue-fri) to Dewsbury to connect with the train and will then return to Huddersfield (dep Dewsbury 0045).

    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.

    The bus at Huddersfield will depart from stand S1 on St Georges Square outside the entrance to Huddersfield station.

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

    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.

  • Weekend alterations - 25/04/2015 - 26/04/2015

    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 EARLIERat 0220.

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

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

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

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

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

    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.

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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-Furnesswill 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.

    Sunday

    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.

    Buses will replace trains on this section of the route.

    Additionally, the 2308 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 2334 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will not run and will be replaced by a bus calling at Manchester Piccadilly, Preston and Blackpool North.

  • Monday to Friday alterations - 27/04/2015 - 01/05/2015

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

    No planned alterations this week.

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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 not run and will be replaced by a bus from Manchester Airport (dep 0050) to York via Manchester Piccadilly (0115) and Leeds (0235).

    Tuesday to Friday

    No planned alterations.

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

    Monday to Thursday

    The 2243 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will start from Manchester Piccadilly.

    A replacement bus will run from Blackpool North to Manchester Airport via Poulton-le-Fylde, Preston and Manchester Piccadilly.

    Tuesday to Friday

    The 0337 Blackpool North to Manchester Victoria service will be retimed to depart Preston and arrive at Manchester Victoria later than advertise.

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