Rail strikes: These are the events taking place this weekend (June 25/26) locally and in the North West if you need to make alternative travel arrangements

The third and final rail strike will take place tomorrow (Saturday) and if you’re planning on travelling to an event locally or in the North West – finding alternative transport is advised.

By Jon Peake
Friday, 24th June 2022, 12:53 pm

More than 50,000 workers across Network Rail, 13 train operators and Transport for London have been on strike this week meaning travel chaos for thousands of people.

Operators in Lancashire, with services including Preston, Blackpool, Lancaster, and Burnley are all taking part in the strikes.

They are: Avanti West Coast, Northern and TransPeninne Express.

The Classic Car Show and Country Market takes place at Hoghton Tower this weekend

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    Which events are on locally and in the North West on Saturday, June 25?

    Blackpool Colour Run, Starr Gate, starting at 11.30am

    Armed Forces Day ceremony, War Memorial, Flag Market, Preston, starting at 10.45am

    Armed Forces Day at the Spitfire Visitor Centre, Blackpool Airport, starting at 10am

    Lytham Club Day starting in Station Road, Lytham, from 10.15am

    Clayton-le-Woods Summer Fayre and Dog Show, Manor Road Primary School, starting at 10am

    The Proclaimers at Parr Hall, Warrington, starting from 6.45pm

    Restricted Forest Clubland Festival, Witton Country Park, Blackburn, starting at 12pm

    Alanis Morissette at AO Arena, Mancester, starting at 8pm

    In The Night Garden at The Lowry, Salford, starting at 2pm

    Summer Indoors 90s Dance Music Day Festival at the Camp & Furnace, Liverpool, starting at 3pm

    Services may be disrupted on Sunday following Saturday’s strikes – you can check the train timetables here for Avanti West Coast, here for Northern and here for TransPennine Express.

    Events on Sunday, June 26

    Armed Forces Day service and parade, North Pier, Blackpool, starting at 10.30am

    Armed Forces Day parade, The Clock Tower, Morecambe, starting at 10.30am

    Lancaster Pride Parade, Dalton Square, starting at 11am

    Classic Car Show and Country Market at Hoghton Tower starting at 10am

    A full emergency timetable is available on the National Rail Enquiries website here.