Manchester Victoria station will be closed to trains over the Easter weekend 30 March - 2 April 2018 and every Sunday prior so that Network Rail can prepare a section of the railway for electric trains.

As part of the Great North Rail Project work will take place around platforms five and six and will involve lowering and realigning existing track under Cheetham Hill road bridge. This will result in no trains being able to access or depart the station. Bus replacement services will be in operation. 

The station building will remain open and Metrolink services will be running as normal from the station.

Normal services will resume on Tuesday 3 April 2018.


The routes/timetables affected by this work are

Timetable 11 - Bolton to Manchester and Manchester Airport

Timetable 12 - Manchester to Blackburn and Clitheroe

Timetable 14 - Manchester and Manchester Airport to Southport and Kirkby

Timetable 15 - Liverpool to Manchester Airport and Warrington Bank Quay via Earlestown (includes Helsby to Ellesmere Port)

Timetable 25 - Manchester to Stalybridge and Huddersfield

Timetable 27 - Blackpool North to Manchester Victoria. Preston to Hazel Grove

Timetable 36 - Leeds to Manchester Victoria via Bradford Interchange/Dewsbury and Manchester to Blackburn


When revised timetables are finalised they will be available to download here.

Should strike action take place on a day where route improvement work is scheduled, the strike timetables will run in place of these route improvement timetables.