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 trains through Blackburn on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November

Start date
25/11/2017  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Between York / Colne / Hellifield and Preston

Between Manchester Victoria and Blackburn via Todmorden

TOC(s) affected

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work in the Blackburn area closing various lines at various times.

On Saturday, buses will replace trains between Blackburn and Preston. On Sunday until 16:15, buses will replace trains between Accrington and Preston. After 16:15, buses will replace trains between Blackburn and Preston.

On Sunday buses replace trains between Colne and Preston. Buses will also replace trains between Bolton and Clitheroe until 17:00.

The Ribble Valley Rambler services (between Preston and Hellifield) are replaced by buses throughout.

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.