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 7 Lines of Lancashire
Lancashire has five community rail partnerships (CRPs) that cover a total of seven lines or routes and these are one of the biggest groups of CRPs in the country.
- Dales Rail Line
Blackpool North to Carlisle
- South Fylde Line
Preston to Blackpool South
- Clitheroe Line
Clitheroe to Manchester Victoria
- West of Lancashire Line
Preston to Ormskirk and Wigan to Southport & Kirkby
- East Lancashire Line
Preston to Colne
- Bentham Line
Leeds to Morecambe
- Todmorden Curve
East Lancashire to Manchester & Salford via Todmorden
New Half Hourly Service
Additional trains from 11th December '17. Posted 15.11.17
The Very Last Train?
Last train before the 3 month blockade. Posted 13.11.17
Blackpool South Bid Success
Station project gets the go ahead. Posted 13.11.17
Northern Apprentice Update
Second batch of apprentices visit CRL. Posted 10.11.17
Closure Of Blackpool Lines
Electrification works continue. Posted 09.11.17
North West In Bloom Awards 2017
CRL stations do well in awards. Posted 07.11.17
Rail Minister Launches Community Rail Strategy Consultation
Burnley Manchester Road hosts Ministerial launch. Posted 06.11.17