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 trains between Preston / Bolton and Clitheroe / Colne / Todmorden on Sunday 18 November

Start date
18/11/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Northern between Manchester Victoria / Colne and Blackburn / Clitheroe / Blackpool South

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place in the Blackburn area, closing all lines.

As a result, buses will replace trains between:

  • Todmorden and Blackburn.
  • Bolton and Clitheroe.
  • Blackpool North / Preston and Hellifield
  • Preston and Colne

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.