CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Station
Salwick

Salwick railway station is situated on the Preston to Blackpool railway line, 5¼ miles west of Preston, and lies between Preston and Kirkham, near the village of Clifton. The station was closed on 2 May 1938 along with Lea Road railway station to the east, but was reopened on 8 April 1940 to serve the adjacent industrial complex and in particular the nearby nuclear fuel plant.

The area of “Clifton With Salwick” was in the Archdeaconry of Richmond in the Diocese of Chester. The etymology of Salwick is unclear. The “wick” may come from Old English wic, meaning an earlier Romano-British settlement specialised in farming; but the “Sal(w)” element is unclear.

Address

Salwick Station
Station Road
Salwick
Preston
Lancashire
PR4 0YH

Grid Reference

SD 462320 – for a map visit www.streetmap.co.uk and enter the grid reference.

Operator

Arriva Rail North Ltd.

Facilities

  • Unstaffed station
  • Very sparse service to Blackpool South (4 trains a day) and Preston & Colne (3 trains a day)
  • Waiting shelter on island platform with seating
  • Long Line Public Address

Other Information

  • A limited bus service operates from the Boltons Cross in Salwick village centre, about 20 minutes walk (service 77) – click here for bus timetables.

Location

Latest News

Railway Confidence Programme Gets Government Recognition

Award winners recognised. Posted 15.10.18

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Volunteers Thanked Via Video

Youtube video thanks the volunteers! Posted 12.10.18

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RMT Strike 13 October 2018

Northern to run 30% of trains. Posted 11.10.18

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Community Rail Awards Success

Two firsts for CRL. Posted 05.10.18

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Reading Between The Lines Issue 29

Plenty to read about in the CRL area. Posted 02.10.18

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