The Anonymous Widower

Burnley’s Smart New Station

Burnley has a smart new station at Manchester Road, which should be opened later in the year.

As Burnley are now in the Premier League, wouldn’t it be a good idea for a shuttle bus to Turf Moor on match days.

I wonder when and where the last station was built in the UK in quality stone.

This new station will be linked to Manchester Victoria by an hourly service, when a new curve is completed at Todmorden. There is more here on the Network Rail site. This is the key paragraph.

The new rail service between (Manchester) Todmorden and Blackburn will be supported by a partnership that includes Lancashire County Council and Burnley Borough Council. Initial plans are for an hourly service operating 7 days a week.

So hopefully two smart stations will be connected by a good service.

I do wonder whether in time, the Caldervale line from Blackpool and Preston to Leeds and the Manchester to Burnley lines will get electrified.

April 26, 2014 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] Then they’ve got to work out what services will use the curve. Judging by my experience of Burnley Manchester Road station, it couldn’t be used as a terminus. So where will the trains go after that […]

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