Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Major improvement work between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South every weekend until Sunday 2 April

Start date
21/01/2017  00:00
End date
Route affected
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All routes to / from Blackpool North and Blackpool South

TOC(s) affected

As part of its investment in the north of England, Network Rail are spending more than £1 billion building a more reliable railway between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South, enabling better,  faster and cleaner journeys on a new fleet of electric trains. The work is scheduled to be completed by May 2018.

As a result of this work the line will be closed between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South most weekends until Sunday 2 April inclusive.

Customer Advice

Buses will replace trains between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South.


Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Check before you travel

Due to engineering taking place at other location during some of the weekends, buses may be extended to run beyond Preston.

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information

Information regarding this improvement work can be found here with further information from Network Rail.