To permit work to be carried out for electrification of the line between Manchester and Bolton, services on the Ribble Valley line (Clitheroe to Manchester) are being revised during the Easter weekend.
All trains between Blackburn and Manchester via Bolton will be replaced by buses throughout the Easter weekend.
Trains will still operate between Clitheroe and Blackburn and intermediate stations as follows during this time on a regular hourly basis as follows:
l Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Monday – Trains will depart from Clitheroe at 07.25, 08.25 then 24 minutes past the hour each hour until 23.24.
Intermediate stations from Clitheroe: Whalley 30 mins past the hour, Langho 35 mins past the hour and Ramsgreave and Wilpshire 39 mins past the hour towards Blackburn.
Trains will depart Blackburn for Ribble Valley stations at 06.44 (Saturday), 06.51 (Friday and Monday) then 51 minutes past each hour until 22.51
l Easter Sunday – Trains will depart from Clitheroe at 09.44, 10.44, 10.55, (10.30 ex Hellifield), 11.44 then 44 minutes past each hour until 22.44, with an additional train at 15.16 (14.55 ex Hellifield).
Trains will depart Blackburn for Ribble Valley stations at 08.54 (for Clitheroe only) then for all stations at 09.04, 10.11 and 11 minutes past each hour until 22.11. The 09.04 service and an additional train at 13.19 continue to Hellifield arriving 09.52 and 14.27 respectively.
Further details are available from National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50, the helpline on 0333 222 0125 or at the Clitheroe Transport Interchange at Clitheroe railway station.
Replacement buses cannot carry dogs or non-folding prams, pushchairs, bicycles or wheelchairs. Northern and Network Rail apologise for any inconvenience this will cause.