Lancashire has seven community rail lines and one shared with North Yorkshire. There is a great deal to see and explore – click the Find Out More button below.
A series of films is being made for Community Rail Lancashire by a local creative film company Huckleberry Films which are designed to encourage people to Explore Lancashire by Rail.
Friends of Stations or Station Adoption is described by the Community Rail Network as ‘the involvement of two or more individuals or organisations from outside the railway industry in the care of a station’.
Supporting and developing Lancashire’s rail network for the benefit of the communities it connects.
We invite you to go on a journey to explore this exciting historic county with its great variety of landscapes, seascapes, cities, towns and villages. There is lots to see and do.
Connecting all these are the local railways that Community Rail Lancashire supports through it’s Community Rail Partnerships (CRPs). So what is on offer?
The West of Lancashire CRP
The West of Lancashire CRP covers the Preston to Ormskirk, Wigan to Southport and the Wigan to Headbolt Lane lines. Click HERE to Make a Bee Line for the West of Lancashire Lines.
The South Fylde Line CRP
The South Fylde line CRP covers the Preston to Blackpool South line. Click HERE to explore the South Fylde Line.
The Clitheroe Line CRP
The Clitheroe Line CRP covers the scenic line from Manchester to Clitheroe. Click HERE to explore the Clitheroe Line.
The East Lancashire CRP
The East Lancashire CRP covers the lines from Preston to Colne and to Burnley Manchester Road. Click HERE to explore the East Lancashire Line.
The Bentham Line CRP
More correctly known as The Leeds, Morecambe CRP this covers the line from Leeds to Morecambe & Heysham Port. Click HERE to explore the Bentham Line.
Community Rail Lancashire also has an education team and you can find out more about their work and how you can contact them by clicking HERE
‘Make a Beeline for the West Lancashire Line’ is a marketing project, that combines the vital elements of education and wider community involvement with tourism attractions and professional marketing.
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 project is supported by a video that can be seen on this link: Exploring Lancashire by Rail (a walk from Lytham to St. Anne’s via the Coast) and a leaflet that can be downloaded here: Discover the South Fylde Line.
Explore Lancashire by Rail
Is a series of films being made for Community Rail Lancashire by a local creative film company Huckleberry Films which are designed to encourage people to Explore Lancashire by Rail.
Click the ‘find out more’ button below to see the five films that have been published so far!
A series of films has been made at stations along the Autism Friendly Line (Blackburn to Manchester via Todmorden) to help people gain confidence in using the station and rail travel. More details of the Autism Friendly Line can be seen on the this link: trained.website/
Click the ‘find out more’ button below to see the films that have been published so far!
Accrington Eco Station was one of the UKs first eco stations and has been designed to have less impact on the environment through for example the use of recycled materials in its construction; the application of high-quality insulation to reduce the need for artificial heating and cooling and the generation of electricity by harnessing the sun’s energy.
Over 40 of Community Rail Lancashire’s stations on their community rail lines have an interesting history and posters have been made and are on display at the stations.
These include stations on the lines in Lancashire and also along the Bentham Line from Leeds to Lancaster & Morecambe.
Nine bags of rubbish and a traffic cone! Posted 20.02.24
Clitheroe Royal Grammar School student writes text for Preston station history poster. Posted 12.02.24
Two trips on the Furness Line see the start to a new collaborative project between Community Rail Cumbria and Community Rail Lancashire. Posted 12.02.24
The latest Activity Plan, performance, station adoption and more discussed at a well attended meeting. Posted 06.02.24
A very productive last quarter of 2023 for this active group on the South Fylde Line. Posted 05.02.24
Community Rail Lancashire, Avanti West Coast, Northern Railway & TransPennine express celebrated World Hijab Day on Preston station. Posted 03.02.24
Lancashire has four community rail partnerships (CRPs) that cover a total of seven lines or routes and these form one of the biggest groups of CRPs in the country.