Bank holiday disruption for rail users

Northern Rail'Train
Northern Rail'Train

Rail users are set to face disruption with emergency works being carried out in Calderdale over the May bank holiday weekend.

Network Rail is carrying out the emergency engineering work near Hebden Bridge and Todmorden on Saturday, May 24, and Sunday, May 25,

The work is set to cause disruption for people travelling on the Leeds to Manchester Victoria and York to Blackpool North routes.

A Northern Rail spokesperson said: “There have been problems during the final stages of the signalling work on the new ‘Todmorden Curve’ and the line closures over the bank holiday weekend will mean the work can be completed.

“On the Leeds – Manchester Victoria and York – Blackpool North routes there will be a change to the normal timetable with buses running regularly between Hebden Bridge – Rochdale and Hebden Bridge – Burnley Manchester Road.

“Once we have a finalised timetable we’ll add a link to it here.

“We’re very sorry for any inconvenience this will cause and we’re working hard with Network Rail to minimise any disruption. Please check National Rail Enquiries for the latest information before you travel.”