Burnley Manchester Road
Burnley Manchester Road railway station sits on high ground looking over the town centre. The line was built by the Manchester and Leeds Railway Company and opened on 12th November 1849. The first station was called Thorney Bank but this was replaced by Burnley Manchester Road station in 1866.The station was closed by British Railways on 6th November 1961 but was rebuilt and reopened during 1986, two years after the successful reintroduction of services between Leeds and Blackpool.
To view a short video showing a virtual history of the station click on the link below:
A new station has been built at Manchester Road part funded by the Interreg IVB project, along with Burnley Borough Council and Lancashire County Council. The building includes a booking office and this opened on 17th November 2014.
Eden Business Analysis, a research company based in York, carried out a project to see how effective the new station is in comparison to the old station. Read the full report by clicking here.
Burnley Manchester Road Station
SD 836321 – for a map visit www.streetmap.co.uk and enter the grid reference.
+ Staffed station (Mon – Sat 06:45 – 21:45, Sun 09:00 – 19:00)
+ Ticket Vending Machines
+ Hourly service to Leeds & York, Preston & Blackpool North and Manchester (via Todmorden)
+ Waiting shelters
+ Additional seating on platforms
+ Free car park (50 spaces including accessible)
+ Long Line Public Address
+ Customer Information Screens
+ CRP branded notice boards
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