The Parish Council has been notified that nineteen weeks of work to upgrade Blackpool’s railway will be commencing on 11 November 2017. Passengers are urged to plan ahead as this major upgrade work will mean the railway closing to train services from 11 November 2017 to 28 January 2018 for Preston to Blackpool South, and 11 November 2017 to 25 March 2018 for Preston to Blackpool North. Buses will replace trains and passengers are urged to check before they travel and allow extra time for their journey.

The work is to electrify the lines from Preston to Blackpool and will include upgrades to Kirkham Railway Station, Poulton-le-Fylde and Blackpool North stations. Further details of all the works can be found on the Network Rail website at