ARRANGEMENTS have been confirmed with the owners, Bluemantle, for local politicians, residents and former employees to visit the Erecting Shop at Horwich Loco Works on Saturday, January 4, between 10am - 1pm.

The historic train yard is set to be demolished to make way for a new link road to serve a 1,700-home development being built at the Rivington Chase site. The £12m road will connect Horwich Town centre and Chorley New Road to the M61 via the new development.

Anyone who has not registered to visit already should contact before Monday, December 30.

Visitors should assemble at Rivington House (the former Works Offices) and will be able to look inside and have a tour of the Erecting Shop and the wider site ( including the new Bellway housing development).

For those unable to come on the Saturday there are a limited number of places available for visits on Friday afternoon, January 3, between 3-5pm.