Blackpool to Preston railway line work will be worth pain says rail chief '[Blackpool Gazette]





Date: 17/11/2017

Platforms have been demolished and tracks removed in the first week of work to upgrade the Blackpool to Preston railway line. The platforms at Blackpool North station have been removed to make way for an improved layout. Five signal boxes have been decommissioned and work has started on building a new platform at Kirkham and Wesham station. And, despite complaints of late-running replacement bus services, rail bosses claim the eventual improvements due to the 19-week project will make the pain worthwhile.


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Blackpool to Preston railway line work will be 'worth pain' says rail chief

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Platforms have been demolished and tracks removed in the first week of work to upgrade the Blackpool to Preston railway line.

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Location: Blackpool North
Company: Preston and Wyre Railway, Dock and Harbour
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