CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Welcome to Community Rail Lancashire

CRL staff are all still working from home and can be contacted by email using the addresses and mobile phone numbers that can be found on The Team page under the About Us navigation button at the top of the page or by clicking this link. Please DO NOT use the office phone (01254 386579) as this will remain unattended for long periods of time.

Lancashire is a county of contrasts. Explore the delightful coastal areas of the Fylde and Morecambe Bay with dramatic views across to the Lakes; the historic towns and cities such as Lancaster and Ormskirk and discover the quiet countryside of the Ribble Valley and Pendleside dominated by Pendle Hill.

Exploring Lancashire by rail can be fun and educational as well!! Did you know that Clitheroe has what may be the smallest castle keep in the country or that Colne host’s one of the largest Rhythm and Blues Festivals in the world? There is so much to see, enjoy and learn and it can all be reached using Lancashire’s community rail network.


Community Rail Lancashire (CRL) and its four constituent Community Rail Partnerships (CRPs) have been awarded accreditation by the Department for Transport. Accreditation is formal recognition by the Department for Transport that the partnership operates to a high standard and that its objectives and activities are supported by the Government. Further, the Government considers the partnership a good representative of Community Rail Lancashire’s communities. CRL is accountable and has to keep records, produce a Business Plan and an Annual Report each year and this information can be found by clicking this link: Accountability 

 

Lancashire by Rail

Lancashire by Rail

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!

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Autism Friendly Line

Autism Friendly Line

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 this link http://downtheline.org.uk/projects/autism-friendly-line/

Click the ‘find out more’ button below to see the films that have been published so far!

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Make a Beeline for the West Lancashire Line

Make a Beeline for the West Lancashire Line

‘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.

 

The project is supported by a video that can be seen on this link: Exploring Lancashire by Rail (a walk from Burscough to Rufford) and a leaflet that can be downloaded here: Make A Beeline

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Latest News

DalesRail Sunday 21 August 2022

Check to ensure it is running. Posted 17.08.22

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DalesRail Sunday 14 August 2022

Three guided walks this Sunday. Updated 12.08.22

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CRL Supports Levelling Up Fund Bid

Submitted by Lancashire County Council. Posted 09.08.22

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CRL Shortlisted For Community Rail Awards

Six nominations shortlisted. Posted 08.08.22

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Dick, Kerr Ladies Remembered

The original lionesses from Preston. Posted 08.08.22

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DalesRail Sunday 7 August 2022

Four guided walks this Sunday. Posted 04.08.22

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The 8 Lines of Lancashire

Lancashire has five community rail partnerships (CRPs) that cover a total of eight lines or routes and these form one of the biggest groups of CRPs in the country.

The 8 Lines of Lancashire