CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Northern Industrial Action

Northern have released train timetable information for customers travelling on Tuesday 3rd & Thursday 5th October 2017.

Northern aim to help keep customers moving during the two separate days of industrial action on Tuesday 3 and Thursday 5 October, we aim to run over 1200 services on each strike day.

The majority of available trains will operate between 7am and 7pm, with services on some routes finishing earlier. During these hours the overall number of trains running will be significantly reduced. We expect trains and any replacement buses we operate will be extremely busy. Please allow extra time for journeys, plan carefully and consider whether travel is necessary.

Please note:

These are the only Northern services that will run.

The timetables are the same for both days of industrial action.

The timetables marked as a bus are the rail replacement bus services. If your station is not serviced by a train or rail replacement bus, you may be able to catch an existing local bus service..

You may be able to use your ticket on other train operator services.

You will be able to use tickets on Arriva Bus services (including Yorkshire Tiger) on 3 and 5 October to make journeys you would otherwise have made by rail.

Industrial action is also affecting Greater Anglia, Merseyrail and Southern services.

 Oxenholme – Windermere buses  

 Oxenholme – Windermere

Below are the routes in the Community Rail Lancashire & adjacent areas that will operate on the two strike days.

 Blackburn – Clitheroe buses  

Blackburn – Hebden Bridge buses  

Blackpool – Preston – Burnley Thurs 5 October

Blackpool North – Manchester Piccadilly – Manchester Airport

Burnley – Colne buses  

Carlisle – Appleby buses  

Cumbrian coast buses  

Cumbrian coast

Leeds and Bradford Forster Square – Skipton and Carlisle

Manchester Airport – Bolton

Manchester Victoria – Blackburn

Manchester Victoria – Wigan and Southport

Oxenholme – Windermere buses  

Oxenholme – Windermere

Preston – Ormskirk buses  

Settle – Lancaster buses  

Skipton – Settle buses  

More details can be found on the Northern website at