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