CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Station
Bamber Bridge

Due to the ongoing Great North Rail Project (Preston to Blackpool Upgrade) the lines from Preston to Blackpool North & Blackpool South will be closed between 11 November 2017 and 28 January 2018. A replacement bus service will be in operation and the timetable can be downloaded here: Preston-Blackpool-TT-13-mk2

Bamber Bridge station was built as part of the Blackburn / Preston Railway and opened on 1st June 1846. Situated 8¼ miles from Blackburn the station used to have a very busy goods yard moving products from the local cotton mills, in particular from Dewhursts Cuerdon Mill who had their own private sidings.

The station is situated right in the middle of town and there is a good selection of shops adjacent to the station.

Worthy of note is the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway signal box sited next to the level crossing and the original East Lancashire railway station building which has recently been sympathetically restored by Lancashire County Council and now houses the South Ribble Pensioners’ Association.

Address

Bamber Bridge Station
Station Road
Bamber Bridge
Preston
Lancashire
PR5 6EA

Grid Reference

SD 564258 – for a map visit www.streetmap.co.uk and enter the grid reference.

Operator

Arriva Rail North Ltd.

Facilities

  • Unstaffed station
  • Hourly service to Preston & Blackpool South and Colne
  • Limited peak service York and Preston & Blackpool North
  • Waiting shelters
  • Additional seating on platforms
  • Free car park (10+ spaces)
  • Long Line Public Address
  • Cycle hoops
  • CCTV
  • Community notice boards

Other Information

  • A frequent bus service from stops on Station Road (services 112, 117, 125, 126 & X61) – click here for bus timetables

Location

Latest News

The Very Last Train?

Last train before the 3 month blockade. Posted 13.11.17

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Closure Of Blackpool Lines

Electrification works continue. Posted 09.11.17

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North West In Bloom Awards 2017

CRL stations do well in awards. Posted 07.11.17

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Rail Minister Launches Community Rail Strategy Consultation

Burnley Manchester Road hosts Ministerial launch. Posted 06.11.17

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Something For The Weekend XIV

Plenty to see and do! Posted 03.11.17

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