5th September 2013
From Saturday 9 November 2013 until Sunday 23 March 2014, Network Rail will be carrying out major engineering work in Holme Tunnel to strengthen and repair the tunnel, meaning that trains will not be able to run between Hebden Bridge and Burnley Manchester Road.
It is important that this engineering work takes place as the ground surrounding the tunnel has moved and the walls of the tunnel have become distorted. At the moment there is a 20 mph speed limit for trains going through the tunnel; by doing this engineering work the speed limit can be raised to 45 mph and ensures that train services can continue running along this route.
York to Blackpool
Trains will run between York and Hebden Bridge, and between Burnley Manchester Road and Blackpool North; a replacement bus service will run between Hebden Bridge and Burnley Manchester Road.
The replacement bus service will connect with trains to and from Blackpool at Burnley Manchester Road, and with trains to and from Leeds at Hebden Bridge. Trains to and from York will have a longer connecting time.
There is limited access at Hebden Bridge station. If you are travelling via Hebden Bridge, please change at Halifax where we can arrange other transport. If you have any queries, please call 08081 56 16 60 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be some changes to the Sunday timetable as the work progresses, please check at stations or our engineering page for more information.