The railway between Preston and Blackpool South reopened as planned today (Monday 29 January) after an 11 week closure to provide passengers with a better, more reliable railway.
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LNW runs from London Euston in the south, through the West Midlands, the north west of England and Cumbria before joining with Scotland at Gretna. It is home to the West Coast main line, the busiest mixed use railway in Europe and the main long distance route between England Scotland. LNW supports the major British cities outside of London – including Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool, as well as several smaller cities such as Wolverhampton, Stoke, Coventry and Carlisle. Train operators on the route include Virgin Trains, London Midland, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Southern (GTR), Merseyrail, Northern, First TransPennine Express, London Overground, Arriva Trains Wales and Chiltern Railways.
Latest news for this region
A pram, two bicycles and an oil drum were among items of litter removed by Network Rail volunteers from Earlestown station on Merseyside today.
Network Rail is inviting residents to find out more about upcoming vegetation work on the railway between Dutton and Warrington Bank Quay.
Passengers at Mills Hill station are set to benefit from a new ramp and lift as part of the Great North Rail Project and the Access for All programme.
Final reminder to Sunday travellers of changes to journeys between Runcorn and Liverpool South Parkway
Journeys between Runcorn and Liverpool South Parkway will be affected for the next three Sundays as Network Rail continues to upgrade the railway across Merseyside.
A footbridge which links a new platform to Kirkham & Wesham station has been lifted into place - the latest stage in the upgrade of the railway between Preston and Blackpool.
People living next to the railway are being urged to secure their outdoor belongings as strong winds are forecast in the North of England tomorrow (Wednesday 17 January).
The views of residents, businesses and passengers are being sought over the next four weeks on plans to continue the transformation of east-west rail services between Oxford, Bicester and Bedford and Milton Keynes and Aylesbury.
The railway between Whitehaven and Workington on the Cumbrian coast line has reopened after repairs to a sink hole were completed.
Bloxwich level crossing is to permanently close as Network Rail continues to upgrade the railway between Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley.