Transport Links

Travel Planning system on Red Planet Travel.

This is a better system than Transport Direct as it includes flights, ferries and walking directions, on top of the public transport information that the Transport Direct site used to offer. This means it works from anywhere in the world.

The link to this is:http://redpl.net/fmd

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Rail Service changes in December and January: The main difficulties over Christmas will be for those travelling to the Lake District and Scotland, with the line closed beyond Preston from the 24th to 27th December, or through Manchester Piccadilly with the line blocked at Oxford Road from the 24th to New Years Day incl. Also over that period trains to Birmingham will be delayed by a diversion. Beyond Manchester on January 7th and 14th the line to Sheffield will be closed, and on the 21st that to Leeds via Huddersfield will be closed.

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By Bus.

 

Oct. 2017 update Please be advised that the 3A bus service has been incorporated within the 312 - Skelmersdale -Wrightington and the 313 Skelmersdale - Burscough. These buses cover a longer route so allow more time for your journey. The service is to be retained beyond the expected two-year period.

 

The bus stations in the town centres of Ormskirk and Skelmersdale provide a base for local bus services which link the two towns and many of the rural villages including Parbold. Bus links are also provided to Liverpool, Wigan, Southport, Preston and other towns. For up-to-the minute travel information call the travel line on 0870 6082 608 or visit the Lancashire County Council website.

By Car

There are excellent road links with the rest of the North West region and ample car parking is available throughout the borough. The M58 runs through the heart of Skelmersdale, linking directly with the M6 at Junction 26 in Wigan and the Liverpool M57 motorway. Ormskirk is at the junction of two major trunk roads - the A59 Liverpool to Preston road and the A570 Southport to St. Helens which links with the A580 Liverpool to Manchester road.

By Train

Ormskirk, Burscough and Rufford are on the Preston to Liverpool Central Line. Bescar Lane, New Lane, Burscough Bridge, Hoscar, Parbold and Appley Bridge are on the Southport/Wigan line while Up Holland station is on the Liverpool/Wigan line. 

For local rail information visit the West Lancashire Community Rail Group website
For train times visit thetrainline.com

By Bike

Being a smallish village, there is not much cycling space within Parbold itself, and the roads are pretty narrow. However we do get many cycle parties flying through on evenings and weekends, especially in the spring and summer. Obviously the success of Bradley Wiggins, who is often seen cycling around the area has grown the passion for cycling and we are seeing more enthusiasts around the village. You can find local cycle routes of nearby areas here. Cycling in West Lancashire

By Air

Manchester, Liverpool and Blackpool airports are all within 1 hrs drive to Parbold village. Please check local airports for further information.

For helpful information about Manchester Airport visit their Manchester Airport Guide at:

 www.manchester-airport-guide.co.uk/

For helpful information on Liverpool Airport visit http://www.liverpool-airport-guide.co.uk/

 

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