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 XCV
Plenty to see and do in the CRL area! Posted 18.10.19
Great North Rail Project Update
Engineering works in the CRL area Posted 07.10.19
CRDF Grant Success For Broadfield School
On Track at Accrington project to get underway. Posted 07.10.19
Bolton & South Lancashire CRP Update
Update on Britain's newest CRP. Posted 07.10.19
Community Rail Awards Sucesses
2 wins & a 2nd place for CRL. Posted 04.10.19
A successful season! Posted 16.09.19
Apprentice Project Launched
Including new signage and artwork. Posted 11.09.19
Make a Beeline for the Station
‘Make a Beeline for the Station!’ is a community marketing project, that combines the vital elements of local education and wider group engagement with tourism attractions and professional marketing.
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.