There will be a bus replacement service running between Southport and Parbold station on 16-20 November. This is due to the renewal of a bridge over Leads and Liverpool canal which necessitates the closure of the line. The following stations will have bus replacement services between them over that time:

  • Southport
  • Meols Cop
  • Bescar Lane
  • New Lane
  • Burscough Bridge
  • Parbold
  • Appley Bridge
  • Gathurst
  • Wigan

Chris Jackson, regional director at Northern, said: “The bridge renewal is a vital part of work to future-proof the railway and we are working hard with Network Rail to keep disruption to a minimum. We will do all we can to keep our customers on the move whilst the work is carried out.”

There will also be a closure of the canal towpath beneath the bridge from 15 - 22 November.

More information on the Network Rail site