East Lancashire commuters delighted by improvements to Manchester rail link (From Burnley and Pendle Citizen)
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East Lancashire commuters delighted by improvements to Manchester rail link
11:00am Tuesday 17th September 2013 in News
COMMUTERS in the Ribble Valley expressed their delight at the plans to revolutionise the rail link between Clitheroe, Blackburn and Manchester.
The popular service will be doubled from a train every hour to one every 30 minutes.
The £20million needed to finance the long-awaited upgrade is expected to be confirmed this week.
The cash for the scheme is included in the agreements signed as part of the Preston City Deal in Downing Street last Thursday.
The track will be doubled for its full length between Blackburn and Bolton.
Allan Knox, who travels on the train to Blackburn and Preston from Clitheroe, said: “This is absolutely fantastic news. It’s much overdue and the changes will make a huge difference to train users. An hour is a long time to wait for a train but half an hour makes it easier for people if one was delayed or cancelled.”
Brian Williams, from Clitheroe, said: “With one every half and hour, it will make it so much easier for people to get two and from Blackburn, Bolton and Manchester.”
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