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
SD 564258 – for a map visit www.streetmap.co.uk and enter the grid reference.
+ Unstaffed station
+ Ticket Vending Machine
+ Hourly service to Preston 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
+ Community notice boards
+ A frequent bus service from stops on Station Road (services 112, 117, 125, 126 & X61) – click here for bus timetables
+ Friends of Station Group – contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Another Station History Poster Unveiled
New poster number two installed. Posted 29.10.2020
Essential Bridge Repairs Close Line
Bus replacement between Hebden Bridge & Rochdale
Backtrack Winners Announced
Anti-trespass competition are great success. Posted 27.10.2020
Parbold Station History Poster Unveiled
Plenty to see and read on this new poster. Posted 26.10.2020
Along The Line Artwork Installed
Plenty of colour on Ramsgreave & Wilpshire station. Posted 26.10.2020