CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Station
Burnley Barracks

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

Burnley Barracks Station opened on the 18th September 1848 as the terminus of the East Lancashire Railway, closing a year later when the Colne extension opened. The area around the station developed quickly with industry, housing and of course the cavalry barracks. The station reopened in 1851. The cavalry barracks was transferred to the newly built Fulwood Barracks on the 5th of December 1898. The home of the East Lancashire Regiment had fallen into a state of poor repair necessitating the transfer to Fulwood.

Nowadays this small station sits rather isolated in the middle of an area which has seen much demolition and development and surrounded by major roads. There is good access from the station to The Weavers Triangle on the Leeds Liverpool canal and a number of Lancashire cycleways pass the station.

Address

Burnley Barracks Station
Junction Street
Burnley
Lancashire
BB12 0HG

Grid Reference

SD 830327 – for a map visit www.streetmap.co.uk and enter the grid reference.

Operator

Arriva Rail North Ltd.

This station is now a request stop – if you wish to alight at this station please inform the conductor and if you wish to board please make a clear signal to the driver.  

Facilities

  • Unstaffed station
  • Hourly service to Preston & Blackpool South and Colne
  • Waiting shelter
  • Long Line Public Address

Other Information

  • Buses pass the station entrance on West Way – click here for bus timetables
  • Good access to the Leeds Livepool canal – click here for more information

Location

Latest News

More Journey Opportunities

Extra trains for Colne and Blackburn. Posted 12.12.17

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Something For The Weekend XVII

Plenty of festive things to see and do! Posted 07.12.17

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Great North Rail Project Update Week 3

Latest update published. Posted 06.12.17

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Community Rail Station Footfall 2016/17

Estimates of station usage. Posted 05.12.17

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Clitheroe Line & East Lancashire Management Group

Three monthly meeting report. Posted 05.12.17

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