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13:36, 30 AUG 2017
Three children under EIGHT caught playing on Accrington railway lines
British Transport Police asked: "Parents: Where are your children?"
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service
UPDATE: 3,000 pallets in huge Huncoat blaze
A huge fire in Huncoat is causing road and rail chaos
Todmorden Curve opens: Watch historic first train journey from Blackburn to Manchester
This exclusive video shows the maiden voyage of the train through Church, Oswaldtwistle and Accrington and along the new Todmorden Curve
Accrington to Manchester direct train services set to launch this weekend
The countdown has begun to the opening of the new rail link on Sunday, May 17
First Accrington to Manchester direct train services set to start
The new line will officially open to rail passengers on May 17
Countdown begins: Date revealed for opening of new direct rail link from Accrington to Manchester...as well as how much it will cost you
Accrington’s struggling commuters, councillors, businesses and MP have all long bemoaned the successive delays to the opening of the line which was expected in May last year.
Accrington to Manchester train link to open- a year late
Network Rail engineers are expected to complete the installation of signalling on the £8.8m ‘Todmorden Curve’ and hand the stretch of track over to operators Northern Rail on Monday, February 9 for driver training.
Motorists set for TWO WEEKS of delays due to works at Huncoat railway crossing
The Huncoat railway crossing at the junction of Enfield Road and Station Road has been closed off in both directions by Network Rail for 'necessary' works.
Rail link on hold for 6 more months
The £8.8m replacement of the ‘Todmorden Curve’ stretch of track was completed in May, but rail bosses now say services will not starting running on the line until May 2015 at the earliest.
End of the track for historic signal box
An historic signal box used to control the railway line is to close. Since 1876, the controller based in the elevated building in Huncoat has been responsible for manning the levers which determined the routes trains would take.
Back on track: Direct rail link to Manchester to create 1,000 new jobs
Rail bosses this week announced plans to reinstate the 500 metres of track in Todmorden that were decommissioned as part of the Beeching cuts in the 1960s to complete the line.
Train driver apprehends man walking on tracks at Church and Oswaldtwistle station
The driver, a special constable, had been told by Northern Rail colleagues that a man, who appeared to be under the influence of drugs and alcohol, was walking down the track towards Church and Oswaldtwistle from Accrington.
Hopes are high for a new bus station
A new state-of-the-art bus station is set to be built in Accrington. Plans for the scheme are to be revived after the leadership of Hyndburn council and Lancashire county council said the project was a priority.
Accrington's £2m railway ‘eco station’
The £2 million transformation of Accrington railway station into a modern, eco-friendly facility has been officially unveiled.
Residents' horror as rats invade
HUNDREDS of rats are plaguing Accrington streets according to horrified residents.
Mooo-ve out of the way!
A HERD of cows who escaped from a farm in Rishton had to be rescued from a reservoir by specialist firefighters from Great Harwood, Darwen and Preston who commandeered a dinghy.
Joy as eyesore site is fenced from vandals
RESIDENTS living in a street plagued by yobs were breathing a sigh of relief this week when a grot-spot which attracted the offenders, was cleared.
Vandals run riot at railway station
ACCRINGTON railway station has been named and shamed as one of the most vandalised, crime-ridden spots in the North West.