CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Todmorden Curve Service Resumes

Wanting to travel to Manchester from East Lancashire? The quickest way is by train via the reopened Todmorden Curve.

The re-opening of Manchester Victoria station following the terrible events of last week means that the service from Blackburn to Manchester Victoria via Todmorden has resumed this morning.


The hourly train services starts at Blackburn and calls at Accrington, Rose Grove, and Burnley Manchester Road then over the Copy Pit route calling next at Todmorden then stations into Manchester Victoria, Salford Central and Salford Crescent. Trains then continue through to either Wigan, Kirby or Southport.

Download the timetable by visiting the Todmorden Curve Service landing page on the Northern website at

Journey times from Accrington (63 mins) and Burnley (52 mins) to Manchester Victoria are extremely good and compete very well against other modes of transport.

Prices are competitive too with Anytime Day Return, Off-Peak Day Return, Duo Return tickets and season tickets available. The fares are available in either direction.

  Accrington to Manchester Victoria Burnley Manchester Road toManchester Victoria
Anytime Day Return £12.80   £12.40
Off-peak Day Return £10.00   £9.90
Duo (2 Adults) Return £15.00   £14.80
Weekly Season Ticket £44.90   £44.40

Other period season tickets are available with improved savings for longer periods.

Visit to find out about other fares for this route and for longer journeys anywhere across the country.

Community Rail Lancashire and Northern have produced a leaflet called Explore East Lancashire by Train and this can be downloaded by clicking here or viewed on the CRL website at