Rail Services Disruption

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

 

Calder Valley

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.

 

Levenshulme Station Improvements

Network Rail will start work on improvements to Levenshulme Station this month.

Work is scheduled to start on Monday 28th September and finish on Friday 13th November 2020 with work taking place between 7am and 5pm.

Flooding in the subway under the platforms has been a problem for many years. The inside of the station will be upgraded with new lighting, flooring (a new concrete and resin floor), a new ceiling, cladding and painting.

The work will involve a temporary closure of the subway tunnel so the old Albert Road entrance will be reinstated permanently. This will provide access to platform 1 only until the subway reopens. Access to platform 2 will continue from the existing entrance. Access to both platforms will be available from either side of the tracks once work is completed.

Apart from the reopening of the Albert Road station entrance no other improvements will be done as part of these improvements. Friends of Levenshulme Station continue to campaign for access improvements alongside other local groups such as the LCA, local councillors (Dzidra Noor, Basat Sheikh and Bernard Stone) and our MP (Afzal Khan).

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