I have booked on the 16.46 Manchester Piccadilly to Kents Bank train on Sunday 2 April. Looking at the time table this train runs straight through without changing but yesterday I thought I would check out this train to see what platform it runs from etc., and on the live departure boards it showed as going to Preston. Also when I booked the train I was unable to reserve a seat through from Manchester to Kents Bank so, as I wanted to make sure I had a seat, I booked the journey in two parts, Manchester - Preston for which I was able to reserve a seat and then from Preston to Kents Bank for which I could not reserve a seat. Can anyone please confirm that this train does, in fact, run direct from Manchester Piccadilly to Kents Bank, and do all the carriages run through or are any disconnected at Preston. I am booked in Carriage C. I am a senior citizen with bad eye sight and will have luggage to carry as I am going on holiday so I like to plan my journey down to the last detail. Thank you.