Monday, 16 April 2018

Trains return to Blackpool North

156469 at Poulton-le-Fylde on the 1245 service to Manchester Airport 


Monday 16th April saw a limited train service resume on the Preston to Blackpool North line, after being closed for several months due to upgrade and electrification work. An hourly service is currently being operated between Blackpool North and Manchester Airport, with rail replacement buses still running to supplement the trains. Driver training trains were noted running in between the hourly passenger service.

156472 passing at speed through Layton towards Blackpool North


156491 at Blackpool North, note that platform 1 is still a fenced off work area


150220 leaving Blackpool North on driver training

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