Revellers warned over railway station safety over Christmas period

Christmas revellers are being urged to "keep a clear head" on the rail network after shocking footage showed people stumbling on to tracks.
Picket line outside Preston

Virgin Trains' workers 'solidly supporting' pay strike

Workers on Virgin Trains West Coast are said to be "solidly supporting" a strike over pay.

Problems with ice are also being reported on the M65 between junctions 5 and 6.

Ice warning for Lancashire drivers

Drivers in Lancashire are being warned to lower their speed after icy conditions were reported across the region.

Bad weather is expected overnight.

Lancashire gritters set for busy night with bad weather expected

With wintery showers expected to hit Lancashire this evening and into the night, Lancashire County Council's gritting teams will be treating roads across the county.

The busiest days are predicted to be December 20, 21 and 22

Fears of four hour delays on roads over Christmas

More than 20 million vehicles are expected on UK roads over the festive period resulting in delays of up to four hours, according to new analysis.
Union leaders are urging Sir Richard Branson to intervene

Branson urged to meet unions over Virgin West Coast pay row as strikes loom

Union leaders are urging Sir Richard Branson to intervene in a dispute over pay which is set to spark a series of strikes on Virgin Trains West Coast.

Researchers suggested that momentary distraction is a common contributor to road traffic deaths

Full moons can increase likelihood of fatal motor bike crashes

More fatal motorbike crashes take place on nights where there is a full moon, research has found.

The accident happened between the M65 J8 and A679 Huncoat at around 8.30am on December 12.

Delays after crash on A56

Delays and long tailbacks are being reported along the southbound A56 following a collision, say Highways England.

New buses will help transform travel in many rural areas

Improved bus routes on their way

New bus routes starting in Lancashire next week will see public transport restored to a number of villages, and more frequent services across Burnley, Pendle and the Ribble Valley.

Drivers are being asked to avoid the road following a crash

Grane Road closed after crash

The Grane Road has been closed in both directions following a crash this morning, say police.
Shhh. No mobiles of headphones

Future of quiet carriages on trains under scrutiny after passenger palaver

A train operator is considering scrapping its quiet carriages and is asking its passengers whether they want them to stay or go.
Police are appealing for witnesses to a road accident yesterday which left two people in hospital with serious injuries

Police appeal after two people seriously injured in road accident

Police are appealing for witnesses after two people were seriously injured in a road accident in Burnley yesterday tea-time.

Passenger watchdog Transport Focus compared the news to "a chill wind" blowing down platforms

Rail passengers to be hit by hike in train fares

Rail passengers are to face more woes as plans to increase fares by the largest hike in five years have been revealed.

Almost 400 miles of roadworks will be lifted

400 miles of roadworks to be lifted to ease Christmas getaway

Almost 400 miles of roadworks will be lifted to ease journeys over Christmas.

Dashcam shows lorry driver 'falling asleep' before M6 motorway crash

Dramatic dashcam footage has emerged of a lorry driver apparently falling asleep at the wheel before smashing into a number of cars.

Police have launched their drink driving campaign

Police start push to catch drink and drug drivers over Christmas period

Police have launched a crackdown on drink and drug driving over the festive period.


Motorists urged to remain vigilant as survey reveals lane drifting dangers

One in nine (11%) vehicles on UK motorways drift out of their lanes, according to new research.

The ten daftest things that motorists do

The ten daftest things that motorists do

When it comes to driving we’re all guilty of making silly mistakes but now a new study has uncovered the daftest things we do on the roads.

A crash has blocked a carriageway on the M65.

Delays after crash on M65

Drivers on the M65 are suffering delays of up to an hour following a two-vehicle crash, says Highways England.
MP Graham Jones prepares to cut the ribbon to open the Martholme Viaduct with (from left to right)  Great Harwood councillor Noodad Aziz, Rawden Kerr, who is the Great Harwood town crier,  John Barker, chairman of Martholme Greenway and Will Heynes from Sustrans.

History made as viaduct opens for first time in 20 years

Campaigners, who fought to have part of a historic viaduct opened for the first time in 20 years, are already looking ahead to the next stage of their scheme.

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