Northern Status | Amended late night / early morning services to / from Blackpool North on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 March

Updated at: 20-Dec-2023 08:17:42: AM

Operator:  Northern

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Routes affected:

Northern between Blackpool North / Preston and Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Oxford Road / Manchester Airport

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Description of Incident

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Wigan and Preston, closing some lines.


  • The 21:22 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Oxford Road. Onward services are available.
  • The 23:15 Liverpool Lime Street to Preston service will terminate at Wigan North Western. A rail replacement bus service will run between Wigan North Western and Preston.
  • The 23:17 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will not run. You should use thye 23:46 Manchester Airport to Bolton service to connect with a rail replacement bus service between Bolton and Blackpool North.


  • The 07:52 Blackpool North to Manchester Oxford Road service will depart at 08:33 and run later than normally advertised throughout.
  • The 07:55 Blackpool North to Liverpool Lime Street service will run between Blackpool North and Preston, and between Wigan North Western and Liverpool Lime Street. You should use the next available service between Preston and Wigan North Western.
  • The 08:00 Manchester Piccadilly to Blackpool North service will run as normally advertised to Buckshaw Parkway, then depart Buckshaw Parkway at 08:56 and run approximately 15 minutes later than normally advertised to Blackpool North.
  • The 08:29 Liverpool Lime Street to Blackpool North service will not run. You should travel on the next available service.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Please be advised that, on occasion, replacement vehicles may be busier than usual, and you should allow extra time for your journey.

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This page created on: 20-Dec-2023 08:17:42: AM