|Network Rail's high output Track Renewal System 4 in action. Photo: Network Rail|
(with thanks to Lancaster, Morecambe & District Rail User Group): The West Coast Main Line will be partly closed for improvement works in July - and Network Rail has organised an event at Lancaster railway station this Friday to explain what is going on
Part of the line will be closed between Warrington and Preston from Saturday 13 July - Sunday 21 July (a total of nine days), with a replacement bus service between Warrington, Wigan and Preston
Virgin Trains and Northern Rail will be providing a joint bus service for passengers directly connecting Preston, Wigan and Warrington stations.
These buses will be for local journeys only. For all other journeys, passengers will be directed to use the diverted trains.
First TransPennine Express
East Coast Trains, while not directly affected, are expecting an increase in passengers travelling on the East Coast Main Line from Edinburgh to London King’s Cross who would normally travel by Virgin Trains.
• West Coast Main Line information event, Lancaster Railway Station 7.00 - 10.00am Friday 14th June. Web: www.networkrail.co.uk/wcml