Update to be given on Preston to Blackpool rail work

Posted on - 24th February, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Transport
Work ongoing at Poulton station
Work ongoing at Poulton station

Anyone wanting to know more about the railway work between Preston and Blackpool is being invited to attend an information session.


Network Rail is holding the drop-in sessions throughout February and March.

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The line between Blackpool North and Preston has been closed since November, as the line is electrified.

Stations at Poulton and Kirkham and Wesham are being expanded and modern signalling systems installed.

In January the line between Preston and Blackpool South reopened.

Work at Blackpool North
Work at Blackpool North

Head of programme management for Network Rail Noel Connolly said: “Work to transform Blackpool’s railway is progressing at pace. The work forms part of the Great North Rail Project and will deliver better, greener and more efficient services for passengers in the north.

“Our public information events are a time to find out more and ask us any questions about the work and the benefits. I’d like to thank local residents for their patience while we carry this out and assure them we are taking all possible measures to keep disruption to an absolute minimum.”

Read more: Buses to replace trains between Preston and Manchester at weekends until Autumn

The information event in Preston is at St Walburges Church Hall from 4pm to 7pm on Monday 26 March.

Other information sessions take place on Wednesday 28 February at T Kirkham Community Centre from 4pm-7pm, Tuesday 6 March at Blackpool North Station from 2pm-6pm and on Tuesday 20 March at Poulton Civic Centre from 4pm-7pm.

The work is due to be completed during April this year.

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