Preston and Blackpool North train delays after railway lines blocked and services cancelled or delayed
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Northern said train services running through the station will be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 minutes, with the disruption expected until 11am.
A Blackpool Transport bus will depart Blackpool North at 11am, calling at all stops on its journey to Preston where passengers can then catch trains to Liverpool Lime Street, Manchester Airport and York.
In a post on X, formerly Twitter, Northern said: "There is damage to the overhead electric wires between Preston and Blackpool North and all lines are blocked. Network Rail are aware of the issue and we are awaiting a further update on the time they will be on site to look to rectify the problem.
"Services are currently unable to run between Preston and Blackpool North in both directions. This impacts our services between Manchester Airport & Blackpool North, Liverpool Lime Street & Blackpool North and York & Blackpool North.
"These services where possible will now start/terminate at Preston, however as train crew and trains are now out of place, services are subject to short notice alterations and cancellations. We are able to run a limited train service between Kirkham and Wesham and Blackpool South.
"Network Rail are now on site and inspecting the site. Once this inspection has taken place we will have a better idea of how long this will impact our services for.”