Weekend passengers travelling between Crewe and Manchester urged to check before they travel in February

Passengers travelling between Crewe and Manchester are being advised to plan ahead
Passengers travelling between Crewe and Manchester are being advised to plan ahead

Passengers travelling between Crewe and Manchester are being advised to plan ahead as work to replace a bridge over the West Coast main line will ramp up in early 2019.

For four consecutive weekends, from Saturday, February 2 to Sunday, February 24, Network Rail will carry out work to replace the Sydney Road bridge in Crewe.

The project is being delivered by Network Rail and includes replacing the existing single-lane road bridge with a structure wide enough to accommodate two-way traffic and safer routes for cyclists and pedestrians.

A closure of the railway is needed to safely remove the existing bridge structure and lift the new, wider bridge into place using a giant crane.

Passengers can plan and check their journeys at www.nationalrail.co.uk