Back in Bolton



From Monday 29 July, certain TransPennine Express services will start calling at Bolton, offering new journey opportunities between Bolton, Lancashire, the Lake District, and Scotland.

These changes will give customers in Bolton greater connectivity and create new journey opportunities for those travelling to/from destinations including Lancaster, the Lake District, Carlisle and Edinburgh/Glasgow.

This means that we will pick up customers heading northbound from Bolton, and set-down customers at Bolton for those who have travelled south.

Which trains will stop at Bolton?

We will only call at Bolton on certain off-peak services, which are found in the timetables available here.

Can I use the service to travel between Bolton and Manchester?

Using a TPE service to travel between Bolton and Manchester is not a valid journey and will not show as such on journey planning systems or be advertised at the station. 

Tickets for travel between Manchester and Bolton are not valid on this service and you may be charged the full single fare to/from Preston.

Customers travelling between Manchester and Bolton will continue to be offered a service of up to seven trains per hour, operated by Northern.