East Lancs railways in line for timetable changes

Blackburn Citizen: East Lancs railways in line for timetable changes East Lancs railways in line for timetable changes

RAIL bosses are reminding commuters that a major shake-up of timetables will take effect from Sunday.

Train services on the Colne to Blackpool South line, and the return journey through Pendle, Burnley, Hyndburn and Blackburn, will be different by around half-an-hour.

Early departures from Colne currently leave at 0541, 0647 and 0748, before running hourly at 51 minutes past the hour, until 2146, 2256 and 2351.

And the return journey usually leaves Blackburn at around 48 minutes past the hour, except for the 1853 and 2307 services.

But this will be changed, from this week, to departures at Colne around 23 minutes past, returning from Blackburn at 27 minutes past.

Meanwhile, the express train through Blackburn, Burnley Manchester Road and Accrington, on the Blackpool North to Leeds and York route will be 14 or 15 minutes later.

The timetable changes have come about as a result of new electric trains being introduced for the Manchester to Preston line through Chorley and Adlington.

The Clitheroe to Manchester services through Blackburn and Darwen sees slight re-timings.

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4:07pm Wed 14 May 14

Noiticer says...

The new timetable is a complete mess with long waits at Blackburn for connections from the Ribble Valley Line to Preston and Leeds - so much for integrated public transport which some of our neighbours in Europe manage. The changes come about not because of 'new electric trains being introduced on the Manchester to Preston line' as the above article states - the line has yet to be electrified!! ( When will the Lancashire Telegraph report accurately on transport matters!) The changes come about because of a new service from Liverpool to Newcastle via Mnachester Victoria which has a knock-on effect on all services calling or terminating at Victoria.
The new timetable is a complete mess with long waits at Blackburn for connections from the Ribble Valley Line to Preston and Leeds - so much for integrated public transport which some of our neighbours in Europe manage. The changes come about not because of 'new electric trains being introduced on the Manchester to Preston line' as the above article states - the line has yet to be electrified!! ( When will the Lancashire Telegraph report accurately on transport matters!) The changes come about because of a new service from Liverpool to Newcastle via Mnachester Victoria which has a knock-on effect on all services calling or terminating at Victoria. Noiticer
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8:44pm Wed 14 May 14

Norman48 says...

The Lancashire Telegraph IS reporting accurately as the Manchester to Preston route (via Wigan) has been electrified and the new service starts on Monday. Please check your facts!
The Lancashire Telegraph IS reporting accurately as the Manchester to Preston route (via Wigan) has been electrified and the new service starts on Monday. Please check your facts! Norman48
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11:31am Thu 15 May 14

todwriter says...

Yes via Eccles and Wigan, Norman48, NOT via Chorley and Adlington as the report incorrectly states.

Anyway the point is that the new Trans-Pennine Express service from Liverpool to Newcastle, required by London Civil Servants, has an effect on all services across the north of England because of the need to path trains through York, Leeds and Manchester.
Yes via Eccles and Wigan, Norman48, NOT via Chorley and Adlington as the report incorrectly states. Anyway the point is that the new Trans-Pennine Express service from Liverpool to Newcastle, required by London Civil Servants, has an effect on all services across the north of England because of the need to path trains through York, Leeds and Manchester. todwriter
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