CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

About Us

Welcome to the website of Lancashire’s Community Railways.

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.

Lancashire’s community railways not only form an excellent way to explore the county but they provide vital links for commuters and students travelling to Lancaster, Preston, Liverpool and Greater Manchester.  Some of the Community Rail lines can be very busy in the peaks.

Through joint initiatives with Arriva Rail North and other partners excellent value tickets are available such as the Lancashire Day Ranger & Duo tickets that to help you go that bit further for your money.

Community Rail Lancashire also offers the unique DalesRail and Ribble Valley Rambler services that link Lancashire with the Yorkshire Dales, Eden Valley and Carlisle.