CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Route Improvements Manchester Victoria to Rochdale & Stalybridge

For 16 days, from Saturday 31 July until Sunday 15 August 2021, the railway line will be closed between Manchester Victoria and Rochdale / Stalybridge so that Network Rail can under major engineering work as part of Transpennine Route Upgrade

The work will cause major changes and disruption to Northern services between Manchester and Leeds via Rochdale and the Calder Valley and between Manchester, Ashton-under-Lyne and Stalybridge. TransPennine Express services between Leeds, Huddersfield, Manchester, Manchester Airport and Liverpool will also be affected.

For a summary of how services are affected, and how your journey will change click on this link:

For the most up to date information, please check your journey as close to your travel date as possible using the Journey Planner and view more details at about the Transpennine Route Upgrade at