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Preston to Blackpool railway line reopening date confirmed

Posted on - 10th April, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Transport
Workers on the Preston to Blackpool line Photo: GNRP
Workers on the Preston to Blackpool line Photo: GNRP

Commuters travelling between Preston and Blackpool North will breathe a sigh of relief this Monday (16 April) when the railway line reopens after six months.

The Great North Rail Project tweeted, “All overhead wires between Preston and Blackpool North are now up. Work continues to get the new equipment ready for electric trains. Greener, quieter and more reliable journeys are coming.”

The 17 mile route to Blackpool North has been totally closed so that the electrification work could take place. The stretch between Preston and Blackpool South was completed last month.

Read more: Preston to Blackpool South rail line reopens after major upgrade

The work is part of GNRP’s multibillion pound project to improve connections in the north of England.

Have you been affected by the line closure? Let us know in the comments below.

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