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.
Burnley Barracks Station
SD 830327 – for a map visit www.streetmap.co.uk and enter the grid reference.
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.
- Unstaffed station
- Hourly service to Preston & Blackpool South and Colne
- Waiting shelter
- Long Line Public Address
Something For The Weekend V
Suggestions for things to do! Posted 18.08.17
Railway Confidence Programme Boost
DCRDF grant confirmed. Posted 17.08.17
Let’s Go Fly A Kite
Art and wildlife project launched. Posted 18.07.17
Revitalising Burnley Central
Colourful art work helps lift station environs. Posted 14.07.17
Down The Line – A New Website
A new educational toolkit. Posted 11.07.17