Thursday 8 January 2015

Liverpool - Blackpool Service to be Curtailed ?

A news item on the Northern Rail website today (See here.) boasts of a number of schemes to provide additional capacity in Northern's services.

One item caught my eye:  "Refreshed electric trains will be rolled out on the Liverpool - Preston service in the autumn."  I'd not noticed this plan before, is it new?  Does this mean no more Liverpool - Blackpool services?  Or are they just referring to the three or four rush hour trains which run Liverpool - Preston?

The early draft of the May to December timetable currently available shows the same through service as operates currently.