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.
SD 462320 – for a map visit www.streetmap.co.uk and enter the grid reference.
- 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
- A limited bus service operates from the Boltons Cross in Salwick village centre, about 20 minutes walk (service 77) – click here for bus timetables.
Something For The Weekend LV
Plenty of festive things to do and see in the CRL area. Posted 07.12.18
RMT Strike Saturday 8 December 2018
30% of trains will run but none after 17:00. Posted 07.12.18
Now CRL Is Flushed With Success
Accrington's loo(e) twinned with a toilet block in Zambia. Posted 04.12.18
CRL Is Recruiting
Closing date 7th December 2018 . Posted 04.12.18
Clitheroe Line & East Lancashire Joint Management Group
Friday 30 November 2018. Posted 04.12.18