RECENT vegetation clearance work at Poulton-le-Fylde on the Preston to Blackpool North route has uncovered the mothballed Fleetwood branch and surviving semaphore signals protecting the junction.
Network Rail is currently preparing the Lancashire branch for resignalling and electrification and is simplifying the track layouts at Poulton and Salwick during weekend closures.
Northern DMU No. 156440 and a sister unit pass the junction on February 8 with a train for Blackpool North.
Electric trains are expected to start operation on this line from May 2018. GORDON EDGAR
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