CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Station
Mill Hill

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

Mill Hill Station is situated on the western outskirts of Blackburn. It was the last of the stations to be built on the East Lancashire line opening in 1887. The industrial area around the station was home to many cotton mills several of which still stand although not now used for cotton weaving. The large goods shed still standing adjacent to the station is testimony to the large amount of goods traffic that was once generated from this area.

The world famous Netlon Mesh system was developed in an old cotton mill in Mill Hill by the late Brian Mercer. Mercer from a long established cotton manufacturing family invented the Netlon process in the early 1950s and received the Queens award for Technology Achievment.

There is a small shopping street to the left of the station entrance.

Address

Mill Hill Station
Chapel Street
Mill Hill
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB2 2QY

Grid Reference

SD 670266 – for a map visit www.streetmap.co.uk and enter the grid reference.

Operator

Arriva Rail North Ltd.

Facilities

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

Other Information

  • Bus stops immediately outside station on Chapel Street (services 3 & 4) – click here for bus timetables

Location

Latest News

The Very Last Train?

Last train before the 3 month blockade. Posted 13.11.17

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Closure Of Blackpool Lines

Electrification works continue. Posted 09.11.17

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North West In Bloom Awards 2017

CRL stations do well in awards. Posted 07.11.17

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Rail Minister Launches Community Rail Strategy Consultation

Burnley Manchester Road hosts Ministerial launch. Posted 06.11.17

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Something For The Weekend XIV

Plenty to see and do! Posted 03.11.17

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