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Make A Beeline For The West Lancashire Line

‘Make a Beeline for the West Lancashire Line’ is a brand new line guide launched by the West of Lancashire Community Rail Partnership (WoLCRP) and Community Rail Lancashire (CRL) at the start of Community Rail Week Monday 18th October 2021.

The leaflet takes you along the West Lancashire line from Preston to Liverpool via Ormskirk highlighting many things you can do along the line. The full leaflet can be viewed by clicking on this link: Make A Bee Line

Have a look at the film below that shows pupils from St. John’s Catholic Primary School, Burscough walking along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal from Rufford to Burscough during Community Rail Week 2021. This is just one of the many walks that can be done from stations along the West Lancashire line!

To see some of the other highlights shown in the leaflet why not hop onto a train, like the one in the film below, and take a quick trip along the line.


Bee friendly at Burscough Junction station:

Pupils from St. John’s Catholic Primary School worked with community artist, Karen Allerton, on a project called ‘Positive Train of Thought’. This was developed as an art, environmental and wellbeing project to help the pupils back into school following its closure due to the pandemic and also to kick start their involvement once again in looking after the disused platform at Burscough Junction station. The project used the bee-friendly theme and a series of decorated bee/bug hotels have been produced and are now on the platform.


One of the new bug hotels on the disused platform

To find out more about this inspiring project a full report has been produced and can be read by on this link: Positive Train of Thought Report

Make a Bee Line for the station

To find out more about some of the places you can visit the CRP is developing a series of destination pages. The first two cover Croston and Rufford take a look and find out more about these attractive communities.

Destination Croston

Destination Rufford