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17:36, 26 JUL 2017
Multi-million pound M65 upgrade plans set out by transport bosses
It's also been confirmed that new train stock will arrive in Hyndburn by 2019
Council leader marks 20 years service
Labour councillor Miles Parkinson first stood in 1995
Council writes to government calling for Huncoat and Rishton to be added to direct Manchester rail link
One councillor says the decision to omit the stations from the service is "unbelievable"
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
Councillors call on new Accrington rail link to be extended to Manchester Airport
Direct train services from Accrington to Manchester come on track from May 17
Accrington trains to city will take an hour
Direct services to Manchester Victoria will be running from May 17
Travel links are key to Accrington's success
With major multimillion projects beginning or nearing completion this year the town is soon set to benefit from increased access to the rest of the North West.
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.
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.
Reshuffle raises rail link hopes
Claire Perry MP has replaced Stephen Hammond MP as rail minister and Hyndburn MP Graham Jones has said that he has cornered the incoming transport chief about the rail link.
Shadow rail boss is siding with Observer
Lilian Greenwood MP, who is the opposite number of rail boss Stephen Hammond in the House of Commons, has stated the current Todmorden Curve situation is ‘unacceptable’.
Accrington rail campaign: get us back on track
We reported last week that while work on the £8.8m Todmorden Curve is set to be completed on May 12, there will no services running for seven months due to a lack of diesel trains on the market.
Accrington rail link is delayed by lack of trains
Long-awaited work to restore the £8.8 million Todmorden Curve is set to be completed next month, but rail bosses have confirmed there will be no services running until December due to a lack of diesel trains on the market.
'Train disgrace' of new Hyndburn service
Former council leader Peter Britcliffe has hit out at the new direct link between Hyndburn and Manchester.
£6m luxury homes plan will ‘revive’ historic part of town
Con club development will feature roof top cafe – but only facade will survive.
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.
Quick train is on track
Trains linking Accrington to Manchester in less than 45 minutes remain on track.