It was a real struggle for early morning train passengers at Adlington station on Monday.
After climbing out of bed to start the day they found a reopened platform - following rail work - another climb.
Passenger Victoria Croft emailed: “Here are the photos from this morning’s access to platform one at Adlington station for the 7.07am train from Blackpool North to Todmorden. For the last six weeks a shuttle train has been operating on one line between Manchester and Chorley and we have been catching it on platform two due to the closure to replace the flying arches in Chorley ready for electrification.
“This morning was the first day the line has been open and when arriving at the station to get the train we found the platform still boarded up, only options available were to climb over boards or take the a different train in the opposite direction to Chorley and waiting for another train.
Cath Robinson said: “After six weeks’ break in service for train users on Manchester to Blackpool North line today this was the only access for passengers wishing to access south platform to travel to Manchester.”
A spokesman for Network Rail said: “A misunderstanding between contractors lead to a delay in the hoardings being removed.
“We apologise for any inconvenience.”