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 & January 2019:     From 10th Dec the 8.43 to Victoria will be replaced by an earlier train to Piccadilly and the 16.26 will now come from Piccadilly a few minutes earlier. For many commuters this deals with the problems caused by the May timetable, BUT trains from Blackburn and Leeds are still liable to be too late to stop between Wigan and Southport and return too late for connections to London and Scotland. Checking the National Rail 'Live Departures' an hour before you travel is essential to leave home with confidence. From Christmas to New Year check trains to Victoria - mostly they will be as usual, but on some days will not go beyond Salford Central.

Rail Service changes in November 2018: The weekend closures towards Manchester should finish after November 4th allowing Northern to run their scheduled service again. HOWEVER for Liverpool from Ormskirk it will be necessary to use a replacement bus as far as Aintree until Friday November 9th

Rail Service changes in October 2018:    Until the end of October at weekends the lines through Salford Crescent are closed but on the 6th and 7th October at least there will be an hourly through service to Victoria non-stop from Wallgate and on the Saturday two trains an hour to Wallgate. Whether this pattern will continue later in the month is unknown. Weekday services remain unreliable with trains liable to run non-stop from Wigan to Southport and return a bit late through Parbold. If you can, always check times on the Web an hour or so before you plan to travel!

Rail Service changes in September 2018: Writing in mid-August, Northern aim to provide their full advertised service from September 1st - BUT a strike is scheduled for then. ALSO on that weekend there are no trains beyond Milton Keynes going towards London. ALSO until the end of October at weekends the lines through Salford Crescent are closed. We normally still get an hourly service to Manchester by an alternative route, BUT on weekends of 9th, 16th and 23rd September that is closed too and no alternative has been planned.

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By Bus.

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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