Engineering works to affect Southport to Manchester train routes over this weekend October 30th, 2015 COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTOR Latest News Shares Comments Trains from Southport station to Manchester Piccadilly are being affected over the Halloween weekend due to planned engineering works. Trains will be diverted, and for some travellers, you may need to change onto a replacement bus service for part of the journey. The engineering works will start at 5.00am on Saturday, October 31 with trains starting and terminating from Manchester Victoria. The works will continue to affect trains until 11.59pm on November 1. If you need to get a on a replacement bus, National Rail have issued the warning: “We’re sorry but we can’t carry dogs or non-folding prams, pushchairs, bikes and wheelchairs on the replacement buses.” Some of the routes affected from Southport , means travellers will have to get the Merseyrail line into Liverpool Lime Street and then continue on their journey from there. The stations affected by the works are: Appley Bridge, Atherton, Bescar Lane, Bolton, Burscough Bridge, Clifton, Daisy Hill, Deansgate, Farnworth, Gathurst, Hag Fold, Hindley, Hoscar, Ince, Kearsley, Kirkby, Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria, Meols Cop, Moorside , Moses Gate, New Lane, Orrell, Parbold, Pemberton, Rainford, Rochdale, Salford Central, Salford Crescent, Southport , Swinton (Gr Manchester), Upholland, Walkden, Westhoughton, Wigan North Western, Wigan and Wallgate. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!