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Engineering work is an essential part of maintaining and upgrading the rail network which we rely on every day. Find out why it's important here.
The majority of planned engineering work will take place overnight or at the weekend, but you can check our engineering calendar below to find out if you might be impacted by upcoming engineering work on our routes. The calendar shows planned engineering work impacting TransPennine Express services over the next 12 weeks.
If your journey is affected by engineering works, the calendar will show you any changes to train times, or if your service has been replaced by a rail replacement bus service.
We advise customers to always check their travel details before travelling to ensure the most up to date journey information has been received.
Live updates on information to services can be found on Journey Checker or on National Rail Enquiries.
Transpennine Route Upgrade
The Transpennine Route Upgrade is a multi-billion-pound programme of railway improvements happening in the North.
For services that will be impacted by the engineering work taking place for the Transpennine Route Upgrade, please check the engineering calendar below.
Further details on upcoming closures for the Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) can be found on the TRU Upgrade website.
A summary of upcoming engineering work affecting services on the TransPennine Express network can be found below:
During planned engineering work we operate rail replacement buses, coaches and taxis to help keep you moving.
Information about upcoming rail replacement services can be found on our engineering calendar above. For information about rail replacement pick- up/ drop-off points, please visit our rail replacement services page.
TransPennine Express operates a regular service which connects Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Oxford Road and Manchester Victoria in both directions but this may not always be available due to service disruption or planned engineering work which is essential to maintaining the railway.
Please allow plenty of time to travel and make connections onto train services at other stations.
If a direct train service isn’t available, there are other options you can choose to travel between the major stations in Manchester city centre:
Free bus - more information here
These bus services are free of charge and no ticket is required.
Metrolink - more information here
A separate ticket for Metrolink trams is required unless your ticket destination reads “Manchester CTLZ” or your train journey is wholly within Greater Manchester and requires connections between Manchester Stations, including between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria (this does not include advance tickets).
Walking - more information here
It is possible to travel between the major Manchester stations on foot.