Engineering work to take place over the Jubilee weekend on Northern network affecting Wakefield passengers

Northern is advising customers travelling over the Jubilee weekend to check before they travel and be flexible with their journeys as planned engineering work means there will be changes to services.

By Leanne Clarke
Wednesday, 1st June 2022, 11:48 am

Essential engineering works are being delivered over the bank holiday weekend, severely impacting journeys across the Northern network, especially in the Manchester area.

Trains are expected to be very busy between Thursday, June 2 and Sunday, June 5.

Thursday, June 2

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Essential engineering works are being delivered over the bank holiday weekend, severely impacting journeys across the Northern network, especially in the Manchester area.

Buses replace trains between:

Wigan Wallgate and Kirkby

Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge

Friday, June 3

Buses replace trains between:

Wigan Wallgate and Kirkby

Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge

Manchester Victoria and Salford Central

Manchester Victoria and Rochdale (direct and all stations via Moston).

Chinley and Sheffield

Edale and Hope

Wakefield Westgate and Doncaster

Other service changes:

Manchester Victoria to Chester via Warrington Bank Quay and peak-time services between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Victoria will not run.

All south Manchester services, including services to and from Manchester Piccadilly and to and from Manchester Airport will not run between 12.01am and 7am. There will be limited replacement buses.

This is due to major work on the signalling system, which requires the signalling system to be turned off.

Saturday, June 4

Buses replace trains between:

Wigan Wallgate and Kirkby

Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge

Manchester Victoria and Salford Central

Manchester Victoria and Rochdale (direct and all stations via Moston).

In addition to the above buses running, the Manchester Victoria to Chester via Warrington Bank Quay and peak-time services between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Victoria will not run

Sunday, June 5

Buses replace trains between:

Wakefield Westgate and Doncaster

Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge

Manchester Victoria and Salford Central

Manchester Victoria and Rochdale (direct and all stations via Moston).

Tricia Williams, chief operating officer at Northern, said: “We’re doing all we can to prepare for the weekend and to keep people on the move.

“The engineering work taking place across our network will create a more reliable railway for everyone.

“We are asking our customers to plan ahead, expect services to be busy and allow extra time for their journeys.”

For full details of Northern’s timetables – and the planned engineering work visit northernrailway.co.uk. Train times can also be checked via National Rail Enquiries.