Welcome to Community Rail Lancashire
Arriva Rail North (Northern) are currently operating a temporary timetable that might affect your journey – please check with national timetable websites before travelling.
Lancashire is a county of contrasts. Explore the delightful coastal areas of the Fylde and Morecambe Bay with dramatic views across to the Lakes; the historic towns and cities such as Lancaster and Ormskirk and discover the quiet countryside of the Ribble Valley and Pendleside dominated by Pendle Hill.
Exploring Lancashire by rail can be fun and educational as well!! Did you know that Clitheroe has what may be the smallest castle keep in the country or that Colne host’s one of the largest Rhythm and Blues Festivals in the world? There is so much to see, enjoy and learn and it can all be reached using Lancashire’s community rail network.
The 8 Lines of Lancashire
Lancashire has five community rail partnerships (CRPs) that cover a total of eight lines or routes and these form one of the biggest groups of CRPs in the country.
- DalesRail Line
Blackpool North to Carlisle
- South Fylde Line
Preston to Blackpool South
- Clitheroe Line
Clitheroe to Manchester Victoria
- West of Lancashire Lines
Preston to Ormskirk, Wigan Wallgate to Southport & Wigan Wallgate to Kirkby
- East Lancashire Line
Preston to Colne
- Bentham Line
Leeds to Morecambe
- Todmorden Curve
East Lancashire to Manchester & Salford via Burnley
Northern Apprentices Project Presentations
Two great projects celebrated. Posted 18.09.18
Refurbished Kirkham & Wesham Station Opened
New lifts at station to be operative soon. Posted 17.09.18
Something For The Weekend XLVIII
Loads to see and do. Posted 13.09.18
Saturday 15 September 2018 Strike Information
Northern hope to run 30% of trains. Posted 12.09.18
A Grand Day Out
Take a car-free adventure by train! Posted 12.09.18
CRL Hosts Year In Industry Students
Northern Year in Industry students visit East Lancashire. Posted 05.09.18
CRL Welcomes New Staff
New recruits out in West Lancashire. Posted 04.09.18
Discover Amazing Women by Rail
is a project that invites people to leave their car at home and use public transport to explore the fascinating, and often hidden, histories of women who lived and worked along some of the routes in Lancashire, Yorkshire & Mid Cheshire.