Changes to Northern services on Sunday

Rail company Northern Trains has announced that amended timetables will be in operation on its services this Sunday (April 5).

Key worker timetables have been in place on the rail network since the Government imposed restrictions on movement and instructed people to only use public transport for essential travel as of last week. 

Now, Northern say it has had to reduce the number of services it operates on Sundays - as the impact of the coronavirus continues to be felt across the rail industry. 

It adds that the trains which are still running are only intended to help key workers get where they need to be at the weekend. 

It warns that anyone travelling for any other reason may be challenged by officers from British Transport Police. 

Where trains are not running, Northern say it is still working to provide rail replacement coaches - but it may not be possible on all routes. 

Anyone planning to travel should check National Rail Enquiries for timings first. 

These are the lines which affect our area and how they will be operating on Sunday: 

  • Manchester Piccadilly – Buxton: two hourly service
  • Manchester Piccadilly – Hadfield: hourly service
  • Wigan – Stalybridge (via Bolton): two hourly service

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