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Disruption ahead as Network Rail replace tracks around Wigan

October 15, 2011

Watch out for bus replacements and re-timed trains for 9 days from next Saturday 22nd, as Network Rail carry out £3.8m worth of engineering works in the Wigan area.

For Walkden passengers. the main impacts are:

  • On Sat 22nd, Sun 23rd, Sat 29th and Sun 30th, ALL TRAINS REPLACED BY BUSES (note buses are slower than the trains, have no toilets, and cannot carry wheelchairs, bicycles, or non-folding prams)
  • Mon 24th to Fri 28th, Trains toward Wigan are terminated at Hindley, from where bus replacements continue to Wigan and Southport.
For full details, see the National Rail website or download Northern Rail’s replacement timetable.
And finally, we suggest you allow longer for your journey as experience shows that new timetables (even if only temporary) take a while to settle in and therefore more delays than usual would not be a surprise.
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