Blackburn railway station is one of more than 60 across the north that will benefit from a new £13.3 million investment to improve services for customers.

Rail operator Northern is installing 186 new information screens at 66 of its stations, with Blackburn among the stops that will be upgraded.

The new screens feature white LED lights and a high-colour contrast, meaning they can be read from a greater distance and are better for people with visual impairments.

The train information is displayed on the screens in a clear format designed to be easy to read and understand, so customers have the latest information on services, and they will also display safety messages and guidance regarding short platforms.

Work on the installations is due to begin later this month and is expected to be completed across the Northern network by Spring 2025.

The latest investment follows more than 500 screens being installed at 172 stations in the first two phases of this project to improve accessibility and customer service.

Mark Powles, commercial and customer director at Northern, said: “We are committed to providing customers across our network with the latest information on screens that are clear and accessible, so they can enjoy smoother journeys.

“It is part of an exciting project to upgrade hundreds of customer information screens over five years.”