Work starts on £2.3m Burnley railway station revamp [BBC News]





Date: 14/08/2013

Work is starting on a £2.3m railway station redevelopment, as part of plans to reinstate a faster rail route between East Lancashire and Manchester. The new Manchester Road railway station in Burnley is being built before the re-opening of the Todmorden Curve. The 500m section of track, which has not been used since the 1960s, connects the Burnley to Manchester lines and would cut travel time to 40 minutes. Currently, the journey takes 80 minutes as commuters change at Hebden Bridge. [From Mark Bartlett]


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Work starts on £2.3m Burnley railway station revamp - BBC News
The opening of the Todmorden Curve

Work is starting on a £2.3m railway station redevelopment, as part of plans to reinstate a faster rail route between East Lancashire and Manchester.

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Burnley Manchester Road reopened in 1986, following the successful reintroduction of passenger trains on the Copy Pit line between Lancashire and West Yorkshire two years previously. This view, from the very long access ramp to Platform 1, looks towards Gannow Junction and Rose Grove and shows the new platforms alongside the original station building, closed in 1961 and no longer used by the railway.
Location: Burnley Manchester Road
Company: Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
24/04/2010 Mark Bartlett