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 overnight midweek service between Blackburn and Colne from Tuesday 24 to Friday 27 July

Start date
24/07/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Trains between Preston and Colne

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Blackburn and Colne each night, closing all lines.

Monday to Thursday

The 22:47 Preston to Colne service will be replaced by a bus between Rose Grove and Colne. 

Tuesday to Friday

The 05:05 Preston to Colne service will only run between Blackburn and Burnley Central. Buses will be provided to run between Preston and Blackburn and also between Burnley Central and Colne.

The 05:23 Colne to Preston service will start from Blackburn. A bus will be provided from Colne to Blackburn.

The 06:11 Colne to Preston service will start from Burnley Central. A bus will be provided from Colne to Burnley Central.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages


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.