Transpennine Route Upgrade

Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) Works

Manchester Victoria to Stalybridge - Saturday 31 July to Sunday 15 August

From Saturday 31 July until Sunday 15 August 2021, the railway line will be closed between Manchester Victoria and Rochdale/Stalybridge, so that Network Rail can deliver key rail infrastructure improvements as part of Transpennine Route Upgrade.

The work between Manchester Victoria and Miles Platting Junction will see Network Rail work around the clock to upgrade track and reconstruct railway bridges, helping deliver a better and more reliable railway. The closure means that no trains can run between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge, with TransPennine Express services diverted to run into Manchester Piccadilly.

For the most up to date information, please check your journey before you travel and to view more details at about the Transpennine Route Upgrade, please visit:


Service Alterations

Liverpool Lime Street - Newcastle

This service will divert to start/terminate at Manchester Piccadilly and will not run to Liverpool Lime St. Customers wanting to travel through Manchester will be required to change at Manchester Piccadilly.

Liverpool Lime Street - Manchester Airport

This is an additional service which runs Monday to Saturday only calling at Lea Green, Newton-le-Willows, Manchester Oxford Road and Manchester Piccadilly. On Sundays, customers will need to travel on Northern or EMR services between Manchester and Liverpool.

Manchester Airport - Redcar Central

This service will divert to start/terminate at Manchester Piccadilly. Monday to Saturday, services will only run to Redcar Central every 2 hours, with the alternate hours’ services diverted to Darlington, where customers will need to change for onward connections to Thornaby, Middlesbrough and Redcar Central on a Northern service. Customers wanting to travel through to/from Manchester Airport will be required to change at Manchester Piccadilly. Customers travelling to/from Gatley will need to travel on services operated by Northern.

Manchester Piccadilly - Huddersfield (Local Services)

This service will not run. Calls at Mossley, Greenfield, Marsden and Slaithwaite will be picked up by other TPE services. Towards Manchester, these will be picked up by the Hull – Manchester Piccadilly service. Towards Huddersfield, these will be picked up by the Manchester Piccadilly - Redcar Central service.

Timetables are available for any relevant day to view here.

Northern services between Manchester Victoria and Rochdale are also affected by the engineering works. For more information on changes to Northern services, please
click here.

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