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
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.
- Bentham Line
Leeds to Morecambe
- Clitheroe Line
Clitheroe to Manchester Victoria
- DalesRail Line
Blackpool North to Carlisle
- East Lancashire Line
Preston to Colne
- South Fylde Line
Preston to Blackpool South
- Todmorden Curve
East Lancashire to Manchester & Salford via Burnley
- West of Lancashire Lines
Preston to Ormskirk &, Wigan Wallgate to Southport
Become a Friend of Pendle Railway Stations
Join this active Friends group look after their stations.
DalesRail Sunday 19 June 2022
Three guided walks this Sunday. Posted 15.06.22
Ground Breaking Ceremony For New Foundation Stone
Replica stone to be visible to all. Posted 13.06.22
DalesRail Sunday 12 June
No planned walks this Sunday. Posted 10.06.22
Community Rail Week On The Bentham Line
Rail Minister hears of new Bentham Line Strategy. Posted 08.06.22
South Fylde Line Activities
Over the Jubilee weekend. Posted 08.06.22
Church & Oswaldtwistle Rotary Awarded The QAVS
Rotarians honoured by the Queen. Posted 06.06.22
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!
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.