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Train strike Preston: Northern, Avanti and Transpennine Express issue service updates

Preston Station Pic: Donna Clifford Strike action will affect a number of rail companies during the week, with strikes taking place on Tuesday 21, Thursday 23 and Saturday 25 June. The strikes are expected to […]

5 days ago
Preston Railway Station closed as Storm Eunice damages roof

The front of Preston Station Pic: Donna Clifford Preston Railway Station has been closed after Storm Eunice caused damage to the roof. The station shut yesterday (Friday 18 February) and remains closed for a safety inspection. A spokesperson […]

4 months ago
Rail firms unite to honour forgotten Preston women’s football team

Dick, Kerr women's football team Pic: Forbes Two rail firms have joined up to honour one of England’s earliest known women’s football teams. Avanti West Coast has teamed up with Community Rail Lancashire (CRL) to share the […]

7 months ago
Penwortham Scouts send wreath on 2,000-mile train journey to mark Remembrance Day

A Penwortham Scout group have sent a Remembrance wreath on a 2,000-mile train journey to honour the global struggle during WWI. To mark the day, the 5th Pen Chinook Beaver […]

7 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Family of dad recovering in Royal Preston Hospital thank man for saving his life on the train

The family of a man who suffered a cardiac event on a train in Preston have thanked the man who used CPR to save his life. In a Facebook post, […]

9 months ago
Almost record-breaking train snapped speeding through Leyland

An attempt to break the 36-year-old record for the fastest train journey between London and Glasgow failed by just 21 seconds after earlier speeding through Leyland. Avanti West Coast’s Royal […]

1 year ago
Preston station’s historic glazing gets modern replacement

The front of Preston Station Pic: Donna Clifford A major restoration project on Preston railway station’s glazed frontage is complete. The ÂŁ600,000 Great North Rail Project investment has seen the north side of the 140-year-old station transformed with […]

2 years ago
Preston train manager part of first all LGBTQ+ crew as Pride train launches

Avanti West Coast Pride train staffed by all LGBTQ+ crew. A Preston train manager was part of the UK’s first all LGBTQ+ crew as Avanti West Coast launched its new Pride train. Paul Austin managed the London to Manchester service […]

2 years ago
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