Rail disruption – Friday, April 28

Published Wednesday 26 April 2017 at 12:28

Industrial action will affect rail services in the Blackburn and Darwen areas this Friday.

Northern, the rail company affected by the strike, has announced its outline timetable for train services that will run during the RMT industrial action.

Northern expects to run more than 40% of its normal timetable and has replacement buses.  All services are expected to be extremely busy, with industrial action taking place on the Friday before the bank holiday weekend and the first day of the Tour de Yorkshire cycle event.

Customers are advised to give themselves extra time to travel and consider whether their journeys are necessary.

The local routes where Northern will operate train or replacement bus services are:

  • Blackburn and Bolton to Manchester Victoria
  • Blackburn to Todmorden and Hebden Bridge
  • Blackpool North to Burnley Central
  • Blackpool North to Manchester Airport
  • Clitheroe to Blackburn

Revised timetables and supporting information are available at www.northernrailway.co.uk/industrialaction.


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