Northern Rail Services Update & “Do Not Travel” Advice
Northern are advising customers NOT TO TRAVEL on Friday 18 February 2022 due to severe storms across the network
STORMS – DO NOT TRAVEL FRIDAY 18 FEB
Do not travel between 0900-2100 on Friday 18 February.
Storms Dudley (from Wednesday 16 to Thursday 17), followed by Eunice (on Friday 18, into the weekend) are expected to bring high winds and heavy rainfall to the Northern network.
The storms will cause significant disruption across the network. Customers should expect delays and cancellations and are strongly advised not to travel on Friday 18 and to check before you travel for the rest of the weekend.
Please check your trains as close to the time of your departure as possible and we urged you to consider whether your journey is necessary.
Northern tickets dated for Friday 18 February will be valid on Northern services on Thursday 17 and Saturday 19 February.
Other train operators are also affected by these disruptions. If travelling further or using other train companies, make sure you check the latest info before travelling.
Due to the projected extreme weather which is forecast for Friday 18 February in the form of Storm Eustice, we will be operating an amended timetable on a number of routes and have issued a ‘Do Not Travel’ notice.
Please be aware that the following service amendments will take place on these routes:
Blackpool – Manchester Airport via Bolton
All Blackpool – Manchester Airport via Bolton services will be suspended. The hourly service between Blackpool and Hazel Grove via Bolton will continue to operate
Liverpool – Manchester Airport via Warrington Central (Express)
Liverpool Lime Street – Crewe via Newton-le-Willows/Manchester and Liverpool Lime Street – Manchester Oxford Road via Warrington Central are planned to operate as normal. Liverpool – Warrington Bank Quay services will be suspended
Liverpool – Wigan North Western
All Liverpool Lime Street – Blackpool North services via Leyland will be suspended, Liverpool – Wigan North Western services are planned to operate as normal
Lancaster – Morecambe and Heysham Port
All services will be suspended
Lancaster – Leeds via Bentham
All services will be suspended
Manchester Piccadilly – New Mills Central will be reduced
Manchester Piccadilly – Sheffield via New Mills are planned to operate as normal. Manchester Piccadilly – New Mills Central services will be suspended
Manchester Piccadilly – Hadfield
A service is planned to operate on this route every 90 minutes
Southport – Wigan – Alderley Edge
No services will operate Southport – Alderley Edge. Southport – Stalybridge trains are planned to operate as normal
Kirkby – Blackburn via Manchester Victoria and Todmorden
Service will operate Kirkby – Wigan Wallgate only
Manchester Victoria – Leeds services will reduce to two trains per hour, one service from Chester via Bradford and the other Wigan – Leeds via Brighouse.
The amended services will appear in Journey Planners shortly. All other routes are timetabled to operate subject to weather conditions.