Rail Works Taking Place


Please be aware that due to extensive engineering works to electrify the train line betweeen Manchester and Preston that there are a number of road closure and train timetable changes that will affect journeys to the Anderton Centre and surrounding area for both the Marshals and Main 100 Events.


Long term closures (distance from the Anderton Centre in brackets):

A673 Chorley Road, Adlington Chorley closed until 22nd June (2.5 miles)

B5238, Crown Lane/Station Road from Horwich to Blackrod closed until 15th May (2 miles)

Rawlinson Lane, Adlington Chorley closed until 31st May (2.5 miles)

Grimeford Lane, Adlington Chorley (1 mile from the Anderton Centre) has re-opened due to the traffic chaos caused in conjunction with the above closures, but will at some point close again. This note will be updated if this occurs within our timescales.

There are also a number of other local short term road closures/restrictions prior to the events.

All road closures will have sign-posted diversions but changes in traffic volumes can be expected on nearby roads that will affect journey times. Please check your planned journey prior to departure and allow sufficient time for any associated traffic congestion.



There are also MAJOR changes to train timetables commencing on 2nd May 2015 with a severely restricted service operating between Manchester and Preston. From this date, over every weekend, there will be a replacement bus service in place between Manchester and Preston. Please check the new timetables that are now available.