Major engineering work in the north west over Easter and May early bank holidays

Date published: 12 April 2019

Network Rail is warning passengers of major changes to train journeys in the north west over the Easter and early May bank holiday weekends.

People are being advised to plan ahead and check the best days to travel as engineers carry out essential planned work.

Major track upgrades will be taking place on the railway north of Lancaster, as well as upgrades to overhead electric lines in Warrington and ongoing work to electrify the railway between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge.

Telecommunications cabling and overhead line work between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge will take place between Saturday 20 and Easter Monday 22 April. 

Robert Nisbet, regional director for the Rail Delivery Group, which represents the railway, said: “Train companies and Network Rail are working together to make big improvements to today’s railway to add more services, improve punctuality and make journeys better.

“There’s never a good time to carry out vital engineering work but fewer people travel on bank holidays than on a normal weekday. We’d encourage people to check before they travel by visiting National Rail Enquiries or speaking to their train operator.”

Passengers can plan their journeys and check before they travel at:

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