Alliance is seeking approvals to operate the six daily services between Blackpool and Euston starting in 2019 using electric Class 91 and Mark 4 rolling stock. Positive discussions with leasing company Eversholt Rail have been on-going for some time, and services will operate with up to seven passenger vehicles. These trains have a design speed of 140mph, but services will be restricted to 110mph until further work is undertaken on the route speed profile for non-tilting rolling stock.

All services will call at Poulton-le-Fylde, Kirkham & Wesham and Preston. In order to maintain competitive end to end journey times of around 3 hours the services will make a limited number of calls between Preston and London. These will be at Nuneaton and Milton Keynes.

Blackpool Consultation


Proposed Route Map