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Last updated:Today at 03:11
Train companies affected:South Western Railway
Last updated:Today at 01:48
Train companies affected:National Rail

Amended evening / morning trains in the Preston / Blackburn / Todmorden area from Monday 18 to Friday 22 December 

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Engineering work details

Starts 18 Dec 2023 to 22 Dec 2023

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

22:19 York to Blackburn

22:51 Preston to Colne

23:03 Manchester Victoria

05:52 Colne to Preston


Engineering work is taking place at various locations in the Preston / Blackburn / Todmorden areas, closing some lines overnight. ​​​​​​​

Monday to Thursday:

The 22:19 York to Blackburn service will not run. Customers from Leeds should travel on the 22:42 Leeds to Manchester Victoria service to Hebden Bridge. A bus will be provided from Hebden Bridge to Blackburn.

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

The 23:03 Manchester Victoria to Blackburn via Todmorden will not run. Customers should use the 23:23 Manchester Victoria to Leeds service to Todmorden. A bus will be provided from Todmorden to Blackburn.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 05:52 Colne to Preston service will start from Rose Grove. A bus will be provided from Colne to Rose Grove, departing Colne at 05:30 to connect with the train at Rose Grove.

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, on occasion, replacement vehicles may be busier than usual, and you should allow extra time for your journey.