Archive for the ‘Service Disruptions’ Category

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No train service at Walkden this weekend

August 12, 2017

Just a reminder that, as previously noted, there are no trains to or from Walkden this weekend, and a bus replacement service is running instead.

See National Rail Enquiries for details of bus times.

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Service disruptions: be prepared

July 29, 2017

bussignDue to the upgrade of Bolton station and electrification of the Bolton line, we will continue to experience considerable disruption on the Walkden line as services are diverted and engineering work is done around Salford Crescent.

Please be aware of the following service changes:

  • Mondays to Thursdays from 10 July to 4 August (i.e. already happening)

No trains through Salford Crescent after 2130. See Emergency Timetable for details of bus replacements.

  • Saturday 12 to Sunday 27 August

Bolton station closed for 3 weeks. Weekend services through Walkden severely disrupted with no trains running on Sat 12th August or any of the three Sundays. Weekday services are running more-or-less normally but are expected to be busier with passengers displaced from Westhoughton, Bolton and Farnworth. Northern have assured FoWS that all services on the Walkden line during this period will be formed of 4 carriages. See Emergency Timetable for details.

FoWS recommend passengers check all trains on National Rail Enquiries before travelling during this period.

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Service changes over Easter

April 12, 2017

Please note Network Rail will be carrying out engineering work connected with the Ordsall Chord (the new piece of track that will allow trains to run directly from Victoria to Piccadilly via Salford Central and Deansgate) from Good Friday to Easter Monday, and a special timetable will operate from Walkden.

Of particular note, all Victoria services will operate to/from Oxford Road instead, and some (mainly late evening) services will be replaced by buses.

 

As always we recommend checking National Rail Enquiries before you travel.

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Very reduced service tomorrow – Monday 13th March

March 12, 2017

Due to strike action by the RMT protesting about proposals for Driver-Only Operated trains, a severely restricted timetable will operate to/from Walkden tomorrow, with just one train an hour from around 7.30am to 6.30pm, and no trains at all outside these times.

Moreover, these services are likely to be extremely busy and it’s quite possible little or no space will be available for Walkden passengers on peak hour services.

See the northern website for full details and latest updates about the disruption.

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Salford Central and Manchester Victoria to close for a week at Easter

March 2, 2016

As part of Network Rail’s “Ordsall Chord” project there will no be trains running to or from Salford Central or Manchester Victoria from Good Friday 25th March to Saturday 3rd April.

Trains to/from Walkden will use Manchester Oxford Road instead (and still call at Salford Crescent  as usual). Bus replacements will also run between Salford Crescent, Salford Central, and Victoria.

The train departure/arrival times shown on National Rail Enquiries appear to be very similar to our regular timetable, but things may change and we always advise passengers to check online before travelling.

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Victoria closure – Sunday services diverted to Oxford Road

January 24, 2016

From today Victoria station will be closed for the next 12 Sundays for engineering work connected with the Ordsall Chord (the new piece of track that will allow trains to run directly from Victoria to Piccadilly via Salford Central and Deansgate).

Walkden’s hourly daytime service will continue to operate but starting and finishing at Oxford Road instead of Victoria.

Bus replacements will operate between Salford Crescent and Victoria for anyone needing to get to Victoria – but bear in mind connecting services from Victoria will also be affected by the closure.

As always we recommend checking National Rail Enquiries before you travel.

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No trains Sat 14th, Sat 21st, Sun 22nd March

March 13, 2015

bussignPlease note due to engineering works there are NO TRAINS TO OR FROM WALKDEN STATION TOMORROW (SAT 14th).

A bus replacement service will operate – but is unlikely to carry bicycles or prams, and journeys will almost certainly take considerably longer.

The same applies next weekend, except trains will be replaced by buses on both Saturday and Sunday (21st & 22nd).