Network Rail adds to list of temporary closures

Network Rail has released further details of the programme that will see the 17 miles of rail between Blackpool and Preston closed for up to 18 weeks later this year, and announced that Ashton-under-Lyne’s railway station is to be closed for three weeks in July.

Pennington Marina

Marina operator reveals five-year strategy

British Waterways Marinas has revealed its five-year growth strategy, with investments across its portfolio of marinas amounting to £3m in the first year.

Overruns on Broughton Bypass construction

Unexpected ground conditions have added £3m and five months to the programme for a new road from M55 J1 around the village of Broughton to the A6 in Lancashire, opening up development sites with potential for 1,400 new homes.

Rail works due over bank holiday

Network Rail will be carrying out electrification work in Chorley over the bank holiday weekend and is warning passengers between Preston and Manchester to check before they travel.

Tram and rail passengers face summer disruption

A summer programme of tram and rail works begins on Sunday 26 June that will cause upheaval for Metrolink passengers and rail users going between Preston and Bolton, as well as Manchester and Huddersfield.

East Lancs trains into Manchester prove popular

There has been an 180% increase in the sale of tickets originating in East Lancashire for passengers heading to Manchester in the past year since the Todmorden Curve reopened to enable direct trains into the city.