Rush hour Preston to Blackburn rail services cancelled after points failure

A number of rush hour rail services between Preston and Blackburn were cancelled this morning (February 19).

Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 8:02 am
Updated Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 9:51 am
Services between Blackburn and Preston are disrupted this morning (February 19) due to a points failure

UPDATE: Disruption caused by a points failure between Blackburn and Preston has now ended. Services are no longer affected by this problem.

Northern said the disruption had been due to a points failure, leading to some lines being blocked.

Services were restored at around 8.15am.

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A spokesman for Northern said: "Train services running through these stations might be cancelled, delayed by up to 40 minutes or revised.

"Disruption is expected until 8.15am and affects routes to Preston."

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