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.

Amended early morning and late night services in the Burnley area from Monday 17 to Friday 21 April

Start date
17/04/2017  00:00
End date
Route affected

Trains between Blackburn and Manchester Victoria and also between Blackpool South / Preston and Colne

TOC(s) affected

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work from 22:45 until 06:05 each night between Burnley Manchester Road and Todmorden and also between Blackburn and Burnley. As a result, trains will be revised.

Customer Advice:

The 23:36 Blackburn to Manchester Victoria will start from Rochdale. A replacement bus will run from Blackburn to Manchester Victoria. Customers travelling between Rochdale and Manchester Victoria should use the train. The 22:50 Manchester Victoria to Blackburn will be replaced by a bus between Rochdale and Blackburn.

The 04:40 Preston to Colne service will be replaced by a bus. The 05:31 Colne to Blackpool South will be replaced by a bus between Colne and Blackburn. The bus will run earlier than the normal train times. The 22:07 Blackpool South to Colne will be replaced by a bus between Rose Grove and Colne.

Check before you travel:

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


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.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.