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Work starts at Bescar Lane and New Lane train stations

Network Rail, Northern and TransPennine Express are extending more than 100 platforms
at over 70 stations across the North of England to allow for longer trains with more seats.

As part of these works, engineers are lengthening platforms at both Bescar Lane and New Lane stations on the railway line between Southport and Wigan.

Network Rail are working with Northern to minimise the impact of this project on passengers and most of our works to extend the station platforms will be carried out at night time when trains aren’t running.

However, a one day closure of the railway is needed, which has been planned for Sunday January 27.

On Sunday 27 January, Northern train services between Southport and Wigan will be replaced by buses. Passengers are urged to allow extra time for their journeys and check before they travel at