RAILWORKS have forced the Flying Scotsman to cancel its trip to North Wales this weekend.

Arguably the nation’s most famous steam engine, ex LNER A3 no 60103 the ‘Flying Scotsman’ will no longer cross the coast on its return journey to Holyhead from Bury on Saturday.

The trip has been cancelled due to late notice of engineering works now taking place between Manchester Victoria, Eccles and Salford.

However, a trip the following week from Crewe is still scheduled to go ahead.

The train will depart at about 10am on Saturday, September 22, and will pass through Prestatyn, Rhyl, Abergele & Pensarn, Colwyn Bay, Llandudno Junction and Bangor stations on its way to Holyhead.

The Flying Scotsman is scheduled stop in Holyhead for three hours , before making its return journey at about 8pm.