Travel Alert

Train disruption into Manchester Victoria over Christmas period

Northern Rail are warning passengers that services into Manchester Victoria will be disrupted in the over the Christmas period due to the ongoing work to upgrade the station and introduce electrification on some lines. To allow the project to be completed safely, there will be no Northern Rail trains serving Manchester Victoria after the last service on Christmas Eve until …

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Blackburn’s Boulevard set to close this month

Blackburn with Darwen Council have confirmed that Blackburn Boulevard will close on 22 September 2013. The closure is marks the first stage of the Cathedral Quarter development. The Boulevard has bee a transport interchange for over 100 years, but this will see bus services move to a temporary bus station on the site of the now demolished 3 day market. …

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Notification of Local Roadworks / Closures

Green Lane As part of the Building Schools for the Future works at St Bede’s RC High School, part of Green Lane needed to resurfaced. It was hoped that the work would have been completed before the school reopened at the end of the summer break. However, trial holes have been drilled over the last few days as there was some …

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New bus stops in Blackburn town centre

New bus stops are being introduced by Blackburn with Darwen Council in Blackburn town centre following changes to local bus routes. Transdev Lancashire United is introducing a series of changes to its services from September 1 aimed at increasing the number of journeys on some key routes to make it easier for passengers to reach their destinations. From the same …

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A666 Road Closures due to gas leak near Ewood

A gas leak has been discovered by National Grid today on the A666 Bolton Road, opposite Calico Street by the Ewood Gyratory. As a result emergency repairs are required and the road will have to be partially closed from 7pm this evening. It is hoped that the works will be completed by 2pm tomorrow, Wednesday August 7. The closure will …

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Changes to Bus Stops from 22 July

Blackburn Old Market

Due to the demolition of Blackburn Market, the following changes will take effect from 22 July: Bus stops on the southbound side of Ainsworth Street will be closed. These services will now depart from Blackburn Boulevard. Services affected in this phase include: 1: Darwen — Bolton 2: Darwen- via RBH & Lower Darwen 4: Mill Hill – Leyburn Road 7: …

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Road works on Roman Road and Blackamoor

Electricity North West will begin work on Roman Road and Blackamoor from Saturday 27th July 2013 to repair defective reinstatements. Works will begin on Blackamoor Road and then progress onto Roman Road. It is expected to take a maximum of three weeks to complete. Balfour Beatty, who are carrying out the works, hope to complete it much quicker due to the …

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Train disruption on Clitheroe to Manchester line

The following changes in services apply today and tomorrow (27 & 28 December), due to engineering work at Salford Crescent. A ‘shuttle’ train is running direct between Manchester Victoria and Bolton. Buses are also running between Manchester Victoria and Bolton to serve intermediate stations. Passengers travelling to / from Manchester Victoria on the following routes will need to change trains …

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Northern Rail – Person hit by train – Blackburn to Preston line

Northern Rail are reporting that a replacement bus service is running between Blackburn and Preston due to a person being hit by a train at Bamber Bridge. Because of this, buses are replacing trains between Blackburn and Preston, with journey times being extended by up to 40 minutes. This will continue until approximately 22:30. To find out whether this will …

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