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.

Buses replace early morning trains between Preston and Blackburn from Tuesday 7 to Friday 10 August

Start date
07/08/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Northern between Preston and Colne

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place each night from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing all lines.

Tuesday to Friday:

As a result, the 05:05 Preston to Colne service will start from Blackburn. A replacement bus will run between Preston and Blackburn to connect with this service. This bus will depart Preston at 04:45 in order to maintain this connection.

Check before you travel:

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

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.