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Amended late night / early morning trains in the Blackburn area from Monday 26 to Friday 30 August. 

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Engineering work details

Starts 26 Aug 2024 to 30 Aug 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Northern between Leeds / Manchester Victoria and Blackburn / Blackpool North, and between Preston and Colne


Engineering work is taking place in the Blackburn area, closing various lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday to Thursday:

The 22:51 Preston to Colne service will terminate at Blackburn. A replacement bus will run from Blackburn to Colne.

The 22:58 Leeds to Blackpool North service will not run. You should travel on the 22:42 Leeds to Manchester Victoria service to Todmorden, for a replacement bus from Todmorden to Blackpool North. Another replacement bus will run from Halifax to Blackburn, connecting from the 23:27 Leeds to Halifax service.

The 23:03 Manchester Victoria to Blackburn via Todmorden service will not run. You can use the 23:23 Manchester Victoria to Leeds service to Todmorden, from which a replacement bus will run from Todmorden to Blackburn.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 05:52 Colne to Preston service will start from Rose Grove. A replacement bus will run from Colne at 05:30 to Rose Grove, connecting with the train.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Please be advised that replacement vehicles may be busier than usual, and you should allow extra time for your journey.