CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Bamber Bridge

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.


Bamber Bridge Station
Station Road
Bamber Bridge

Grid Reference

SD 564258 – for a map visit and enter the grid reference.


Arriva Rail North Ltd.


  • 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


Latest News

Something For The Weekend XXXV

Plenty to see and do in the CRL area. Posted 24.05.18

Find out more

Industrial Action Saturday 26 May 2018

Reduced Northern services operating. Posted 24.05.18

Find out more

RMT Industrial Action 24 May 2018

Northern will operate a reduced service. Posted 23.05.18

Find out more

Bowland Explorer 2018

Explore the Forest of Bowland AONB. Posted 23.05.18

Find out more

DalesRail Sunday 27 May 2018

Four guided walks this Sunday. Posted 22.05.18

Find out more