Welcome to Community Rail Lancashire
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
Something For The Weekend LXIX
A host of thins to do and see in the CRL area. Posted 22.03.19
Virgin Trains Sustainability Forum
Railway Confidence Programme gets boost. Posted 18.03.19
Free Refills At Bentham Station
Corporation Pop on tap. Posted 18.03.19
25% Discount On Off-peak Travel
25% off in Lancashire & Cumbria. Posted 15.03.19
CRL Autism Awards Success
For Rail Confidence Programmes. Posted 09.03.19
Happy International Women’s Day!
Women Who Wander 2019. Posted 09.03.19
ACoRP Small Grants Bid Success
New i-hear cards to be launched. Posted 28.02.19
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.