A news item on the Northern Rail website today (See here.) boasts of a number of schemes to provide additional capacity in Northern's services.
One item caught my eye: "Refreshed electric trains will be rolled out on the Liverpool - Preston service in the autumn." I'd not noticed this plan before, is it new? Does this mean no more Liverpool - Blackpool services? Or are they just referring to the three or four rush hour trains which run Liverpool - Preston?
The early draft of the May to December timetable currently available shows the same through service as operates currently.