CRL - Community Rail Lancashire


Listed below are some useful and interesting links, you will find others embedded elsewhere on this site.

National timetables and ticket bookings:

+  National Rail Enquiries
+  Trainline

Train Operating Companies & Transport:

+  Northern (DOHL) – new train operator for the north of England
+  Avanti West Coast – the new operator for the WCML
+  London North Eastern Railway (East Coast)
+  Transpennine Express
+  Merseytravel
+  Merseyrail
+  Transport for Greater Manchester
+  Lancashire Bus – Transdev buses across East Lancashire
+  Stagecoach – operate buses across Lancashire
+  Preston Bus – new operators of the 280/180/X80 Preston to Skipton
+  Traveline
+  British Transport Police
+  BwD Connect

Community Rail – General

+  Northern – community pages including CRPs
+  Community Rail Network
+  Department for Transport – Community Rail
+  Network Rail – Community Rail
Scenic Rail Britain – go greener with adventures by train
+  Citizens’ Rail & again in French & again in German

Community Rail Partnerships

The Bentham Line – a new site run by LMCRP themselves
+  Bolton & South Lancashire CRP
Cumbrian Coast CRP
+  Devon & Cornwall CRP & their ‘other’ website Great Scenic Railways
+  Esk Valley CRP
+  Furness Line CRP
+  Lakes Line CRP
+  Penistone Line Partnership
+  Mid Cheshire Rail Partnership
+  High Peak & Hope Valley CRP
+  Bittern Line CRP
+  Bishop Line CRP
+  Tyne Valley CRP
+  Essex & S Suffolk CRP
+  Kent CRP
+  Sussex CRP
+  Hills2Downs CRP – Surrey Hills to South Downs CRP
+  North Cheshire CRP

Rail User Groups & Friends Organisations

+  Good Journey – access the best of Britain’s attractions car free
+  Ribble Valley Rail – Clitheroe to Bolton & Manchester Victoria
+  Settle – Carlisle Partnership – the site to promote England’s most scenic railway
+  Friends of the Settle Carlisle Line – the Settle-Carlisle Friends Group
+  Ormskirk, Preston & Southport Travellers Association – Preston to Ormskirk & Wigan to Southport
+  Blackpool & Fylde Rail Users Association – Blackpool South Line & Poulton to Blackpool North
+  Aire Valley Rail User Group – Skipton to Leeds
+  Friends of Littleborough Station – the website of this very active group
+  Friends of St Anne’s Stations – a brand new site for a brand new friends group


+  Shed24H – the station café at Hellifield Station
+  Make a Beeline for the Station – the Preston to Ormskirk & Liverpool Central line
+  Scenic Rail Britain – Ready for adventure?
+  Discover Amazing Women by Rail – Mid Cheshire & Calder Valley routes
+  Marvellous Days Out – the Mid Cheshire CRP’s days out guide
+  Clitheroe Art Walk – highlighting seven of Clitheroe’s art galleries
+  Brierfield Town Trail – discover the history of this classic mill town
+  Visit Sefton & West Lancs – a new website encourage visitors to use sustainable transport to explore the area.
+  Settle, North Yorkshire – Welcome to Settle, starting place of the England’s most scenic railway
+  Bentham, North Yorkshire – Welcome to Bentham, gateway to the Dales, Lake District and Forest of Bowland
+  Forest of Bowland – website for this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
+  Keighley & Worth Valley Railway – the popular heritage railway in Bronte Country
+  Lytham St. Annes – tourist information for the Lytham and St. Annes area
+  Blackpool – tourist information for the Blackpool area
+  Blackburn & Darwen – the official website guide to the Blackburn and Darwen areas
+  Blackburn – a map of the town centre
+  Darwen – a map of the town centre
+  Clitheroe – the jewel in the Ribble Valley’s crown
+  Clitheroe – a map of the town centre
+  Mersey Ferries – Ferry ‘cross the Mersey and much more
+  Museum of Liverpool – Explore Liverpool’s fascinating, diverse history in this magnificent waterfront museum.
+  The Beatles Story – come and see where it all started in Liverpool
+  U-boat Story – life on U-534, a WW II German submarine – currently closed due to refurbishment
+  Burscough Wharf – an arts, leisure, retail & creative media complex in recently renovated canal side buildings.
Whalley – things to see and do in Whalley
+  Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway – Embsay’s famous heritage steam railway
+  Colne Muni – Pendle Leisure Trust’s flagship venue in the heart of Colne
+  Longitude Gallery – contemporary gallery showcasing modern art in Clitheroe
Platform Gallery, The Ribble Valley’s arts and craft centre in Clitheroe
+  Colne Rhythm & Blues Festival – annual festival held over the August bank holiday
+  Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues – a site dedicated to music in and around the Ribble Valley
+  St. Annes Town Council – the website for St. Annes Town Council


+  Settle to Carlisle Railway – Maps and more
+  Clitheroe Ramblers – a walking group based in the Ribble Valley
+  Blackburn is Open – a new project to revitalise Blackburn town centre
+  Alastair the Artist – Blackburn based Alastair Nicholson’s website
+  Blue Door Bicycles – cycle shop in London
Ribblesdale & District Camera Club – photography in the Ribble Valley
+  re:fresh – Blackburn with Darwen’s health and wellbeing organisation
+  Isle of Man Steam Packet Company – all the information needed to travel to the Isle of Man
+  Beer Festivals – the East Lancashire CAMRA website
+  Car Free Walks – an organisation that promotes walking, but leaving the car at home
+  Fylde Ramblers and Fylde Coast Ramblers – arrange walks in and around the Fylde area & further afield.
+  Manchester & District Walkers – a walking group aimed at people in their 20s & 30s in the Manchester area
+  Tide Times – detail of tide times for 708 places around the country
+  Rail Ramblers – home of the Lancashire Rail Ramblers
+  Source Creative Design – Blackburn based design company
+  Apple Video – Bolton based video production company
+  My Local Weather – a weather site for intrepid DalesRailers and others who might want to walk in the Dales!
+  The Dales & Bowland Community Interest Company – operators of the Ingleborough Pony bus service.
+  Friends of DalesRail – a group formed to support the DalesRail service
Goat Gap Café – on the A65 1.5 miles from Clapham station

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