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
Horizons Project Unveiled At Dewsbury
Stunning piece of artwork on Dewsbury station. Posted 15.07.19
DalesRail Sunday 14 July 2019
Five walks this week. Posted 11.07.19
CRL Volunteer Retires
Marjorie bows out. Posted 09.07.19
Bolton Station’s Platform Gallery Opens
Exciting community gallery space opens. Posted 09.07.19
Community Rail Development Fund Grant Success
Two projects get funding boost. Posted 05.07.19
Something For The Weekend LXXXI
More stuff to do than you can shake a stick at! Posted 05.07.19
Festival Of Making
Families enjoy annual event! Posted 04.07.19
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.