Future engineering work

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

Buses replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly / Wilmslow and Crewe on Sunday 1 August

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Between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe

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Avanti West CoastNorthernTransport for Wales

Engineering work is taking place between Holmes Chapel and Crewe, closing all lines.

Avanti West Coast:

Services between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly will be diverted via Stoke-on-Trent.

Rail replacement buses will operate between Macclesfield and Wilmslow.


Trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe will start / terminate at Alderley Edge. Buses will replace trains between Wilmslow and Crewe.

Transport for Wales:

Buses will replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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