CRL - Community Rail Lancashire


This page is intended to help you find and download publicity such as line guides, promotional leaflets, walking & cycling, history posters, rail rovers & rangers, rail ale guides and a host of other things.

Make a Beeline for the Station

‘Make a Beeline for the Station!’ is a community marketing project, that combines the vital elements of local education and wider group engagement with tourism attractions and professional marketing.

The project is supported by a video that can be seen on this link: Make a Beeline for the Station and a leaflet that can be downloaded here: The West Lancashire Line

Discover the South Fylde Line

Discover the South Fylde Line is a brand new line guide launched by the South Fylde Line Community Rail Partnership (SFLCRP) and Community Rail Lancashire (CRL) during Community Rail Week 2022.

The leaflet takes you along the South Fylde Line from Preston to Blackpool South highlighting many things you can do along the line. The full leaflet can be viewed by clicking on the image above or on this link: Discover the South Fylde Line.

Discover Amazing Women by Rail

Discover Amazing Women by Rail is a project that invites people to leave their car at home and use public transport to explore the fascinating, and often hidden, histories of women who lived and worked along some of the routes in Lancashire, Yorkshire & Mid Cheshire.

This project is supported by a website ( and by an A5 booklet that can be downloaded using this link: Amazing Women by Rail

CRL Educational Leaflets

A series of leaflets produced by the Community Rail Lancashire Education Team and to introduce you to Accrington Eco-Station and to help explain some of the projects undertaken at stations along the East Lancashire Line. The Education Team also have a brand new website called TrainEd, with a host of useful information and this can be visited on this link:

Passengers of the Future
Accrington Eco-Station
All Change at Cherry Tree
All Together Now (Pleasington)
Rose Grove Revived

The Bentham Line

Leaflet promoting the spectacular 75 mile journey from Leeds in the industrial heartland of West Yorkshire through the magnificent Yorkshire Dales to the picturesque shores of Morecambe Bay.

The Bentham Line

Explore East Lancashire by Train

This leaflet has been developed to promote the use of the new service between Blackburn and Manchester via Todmorden. It gives details of the route and some suggestions for things to do and places to visit. Download the leaflet by clicking the link below.

Explore East Lancashire by Train

West of Lancashire Line Guides

Introduced in 2014 two new line guides for the Preston – Ormskirk – Sandhills route and the Southport – Wigan & Southport – Liverpool route are available by clicking the links below:

Ormskirk leaflet
Southport leaflet

Also available is a new line guide produced in 2021:

2021 Line Guide

Ranger and Rover tickets

There is a great number of ranger and rover tickets available to explore the community rail lines in Lancashire, Cumbria and North Yorkshire. Visit to find out more detail or click the links below for specific ticket:

Explore the North West – including the Lancashire Day Ranger, North West Round Robin, Cheshire Day Ranger and South Pennines Day Ranger.
Explore the North East – including the North East Round Robin, Hadrian’s Wall Country Line Day Ranger and Tyne Tees Day Ranger.
Explore Cumbria and The Lake District – including the Cumbria Day Ranger, the Cumbrian Coast Day Ranger, Cumbria Round Robin and Lakes Day Ranger.
Explore Yorkshire – including the East Yorkshire Round Robin, Yorkshire Coast Day Ranger and South Pennines Day Ranger.

Other Useful Publications

Railway Byelaws – the national byelaws for the railway industry in Britain

National Rail Conditions of Carriage – the latest edition of your rights and responsibilities when travelling by rail

Enthusiasts Guidelines – a guide explaining how enthusiasts and photographers should behave on Britain’s railway stations

Station Adoption – ACoRP’s July 2019 guide to station adoption

East Lancashire’s Historical Community Railways – a history of the East Lancashire & Clitheroe Lines

Ride, Relax, Ramble & Roam – a series of five self guide walks around East Lancashire

The Huncoat Trail – a guide to the nine mile circular trail around Huncoat’s boundaries

Discover the South Fylde Line – a brochure promoting the delights of this coastal line

Clitheroe Town Centre Map – a detailed map of Clitheroe

Citizens’ Rail Toolkit – on line help for getting people involved in local railways