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Ken Roberts (1929-2024)

Award-winning photographer and founder member of Ribble Valley Rail passes away at 95. Posted 17.06.24

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Kirkham & Wesham History Poster

A new poster in the series of station history posters had just been published. Posted 17.06.24

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Celebrations Galore

Successful launch of new Yorkshire Dales Explorer service. Posted 12.06.24

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West Meets East 29 May 2024

A successful day for a West meets East excursion to Accrington station. Posted 10.06.24

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An Invitation To Explore The Yorkshire Dales

A new service between Rochdale, Manchester, Bolton, Blackburn, the Ribble Vaaley and Ribblehead to start this weekend.

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A Busy Community Rail Week For CRL

National Community Rail Week 2024 celebrated across Lancashire, West Yorkshire & Merseyside. Posted 25.05.24

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Soulful Days Out Celebration

A fantastic day at the Brief Encounter Cafe & Carnforth Heritage Centre to celebrate the Soulful days Out project, and now with Best Practice Paper. Posted 28.03.24

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A Railway To Clitheroe

An illustrated talk about the campaign to reinstate the passenger rail service between Blackburn & Clitheroe. Posted 21.05.24

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Community Rail Week In Lancashire

National Community Rail Week sees CRPs, Friends Groups and others getting involved in promoting community rail and rail travel in general. Posted 14.05.24

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Bentham Line Stations Rail Travel Recovery

Rural stations along the Bentham Line (Leeds – Morecambe) are leading the way in recovery in rail passenger numbers. Posted 14.05.24

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Ansdell & Fairhaven Spring Update 2024

The Friends of Ansdell & Fairhaven Station have published their Spring 2024 report. Posted 10.05.24

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Hyndburn Windfall Fund Success

Windfall fund supports sustainable travel project along the Hyndburn Greenway between Church & Oswaldtwistle and Accrington stations. Posted 01.05.24

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Friends of Squires Gate Quarterly Update

Friends of Stations report on public and disused platforms at Squires Gate. Posted 29.04.24

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Surprise At School As They Share Success

Project with school wins award at the National Community Rail Awards 2024. Posted 29.04.24

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Clitheroe Line & East Lancs CRPs AGM

The Joint CL& ELCRPs held a successful AGM including the reelection of officers. Posted 22.04.24

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No Hurdles For Grand National Racegoers

A great day out for racegoers using Merseyrail services to get to & from the Grand National. Posted 16.04.24

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Late Change To CRL Guided Walk

Starting point of this Saturday’s walk moved to Euxton Balshaw Lane station due to poor underfoot conditions. Posted 11.04.24

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Yorkshire Dales Explorer Walks Published

Two guided walks programmes published ahead of the new Yorkshire Dales Explorer service starting in June. Posted 09.04.24

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Huncoat Station Footbridge Closed For Repairs

Temporary closure to carry out essential repairs to this footbridge. The alternative is to use the vehicle level crossing. Posted 09.04.24

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CRL Shortlisted For Women In Rail Award

Shortlisting and nomination in two 2024 awards. Posted 08.04.24

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Bentham Line Success In National Awards

Winner in the ‘Community Creative Projects and Station Arts’ category at the national Community Rail Awards 2024. Posted 25.03.24” award.

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Success At The Community Rail Awards 2024

Three firsts and a second for CRL and its partners, Posted 19.03.24

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100 More Women 100 More Journeys

Another hundred stories from women who work in the rail industry or who travel by rail, launched on International Women’s Day! Posted 17.03.24

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40 Bags of Litter And Other Rubbish Collected

Great British Spring Clean along the Hyndburn Greenway. Posted 12.03.24

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Feel Good Field Trips Reach 2,500 Milestone

Avanti West Coast’s Feel Good Field Trips reach 2,500 milestone. Posted 12.03.24

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A Walk From Burscough To Martin Mere

A new film in the ‘Explore Lancashire by Rail’ series by Huckleberry Films for CRL has just been launched. Posted 04.03.24

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CRL Annual Report 2023

The Community Rail Lancashire 2023 Annual Report has been published explaining all the work we have done over the last 12 months. Posted 01.03.24

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Speakers Art Fund Bid Success

Pupils from St Andrew’s CE Primary School, Oswaldtwistle to be involved in an art project to be displayed along the Hyndburn Greenway. Posted 27.02.24

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WoLCRP Quarterly Meeting January 2024

Another well attended CRP Management Group Meeting. Posted 25.02.24

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Blackpool South Track Litter Pick

Nine bags of rubbish and a traffic cone! Posted 20.02.24

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Preston Station History Poster Unveiled

Clitheroe Royal Grammar School student writes text for Preston station history poster. Posted 12.02.24

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Soulful Days Out With Community Rail Cumbria

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

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CL & ELCRPs Quarterly Meeting January 2024

The latest Activity Plan, performance, station adoption and more discussed at a well attended meeting. Posted 06.02.24

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Friends Of Ansdell & Fairhaven Update Jan 2024

A very productive last quarter of 2023 for this active group on the South Fylde Line. Posted 05.02.24

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World Hijab Day 2024 – Preston Station

Community Rail Lancashire, Avanti West Coast, Northern Railway & TransPennine express celebrated World Hijab Day on Preston station. Posted 03.02.24

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Squires Gate Quarterly Update January 2024

Unfortunately, activities since the last update in October have been seriously affected by the adverse weather conditions and as a result, we have not been able to do as much as we would have liked. However, our Licence for Platform 2 was renewed following a visit and tour with Andy Griffin (Network Rail). In early […]

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SFLCRP Quarterly Meeting January 2024

A well attended online meeting that discussed the latest activity on the South Fylde Line. Posted 24.01.24

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Successful Day With Ribble Valley Live Steamers

Ribble Valley Live Steamers, a local model railway engineering club, provide entertainment despite of the weather! Posted 23.01.24

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Southport Nine Day Blockade

Essential engineering work will see trains replaced by buses during a 9 day blockade. Posted 23.01.24

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Your Station Needs You

Would you like help a station partnership or even adopt a station yourself? Then read on. Posted 22.01.24

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Try The Train

Successful Try The Train project celebrated with publication of Best Practice paper. Posted 16.01.24

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New Artwork Installed At Accrington Eco Station

New art work to promote eco themes of station installed at Accrington station platform 1. Posted 16.01.24

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On Track Exhibition To Close Soon

Successful On Track Exhibition at Clitheroe Castle Museum to close after nearly twelve months. Posted 09.01.24

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Lancashire Rail Service Improvements

Key rail services connecting Lancashire with Manchester and Yorkshire could look in the future with an injection of investment. Posted 19.12.23

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Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

The team here at CRL wish you all a very merry festive season and all the best for a successful 2024. Posted 19.12.23

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Community Rail Awards 2024 Shortlistings

Community Rail Lancashire, Partners & other local CRPs shortlisted for national awards ceremony. Posted 13.12.23

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Feel Good Field Trips Shortlisted For Award

Avanti West Coast Feel Good Field Trip project has been shortlisted for the Spotlight Rail Awards. Posted 11.12.23

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Through Here To Martin Mere

Local school has made an artistic feature of the walking access off Burscough Bridge Station Platform One to Martin Mere – The route now can’t be missed! Posted 07.12.23

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CRL & CRPs Gain Reaccreditation

Community Rail Lancashire pleased to learn that it has achieved reaccreditation from the Department of Transport. Posted 04.12.23

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Over 2000 Students Feeling Good

Avanti West Coast’s ‘Feel Good Field Trips’ Initiative Celebrates Remarkable Milestone, Impacting 2000 Children in 2023. Posted 30.11.23

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CRL Guided Walk Cancelled

The CRL guided walk due to take place on Saturday 25 November has unfortunately had to be cancelled. Posted 23.11.23

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Winter Dales Railcard Offer

Save money on trips on the Leeds to Carlisle & Leeds to Morecambe routes this winter. Posted 21.11.23

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New Artwork To Promote Sustainable Station

Accrington station to get artwork to show it’s sustainable features. Posted 13.11.23

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Travel Through Time With New Station Artwork

Parbold station displays its history from the 1950s. Posted 07.11.23

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Integrated Sustainable Travel Grant Awarded

Grant awarded to the East Lancashire CRP for a sustainable travel project in Accrington. Posted 06.11.23

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Friends Groups Create Remembrance Line

Fitting tributes created and displayed by the Friends of Stations groups along the Fylde Coast. Posted 04.11.23

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Station Celebrates Its Birthday

St. Anne’s-on-the-Sea station is 150 years old!

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CL & ELCRPs Quarterly Meeting October 2023

A well attended online meeting with informative presentations. Posted 30.10.23

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WoLCRP Quarterly Meeting October 2023

A successful meeting held online with updates by CRL, Northern and Friends of Stations. Posted 28.10.23

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Squires Gate October Update

Plenty of activity at Squires Gate station in this report. Posted 25.10.23

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Friends Of Stations Success

RHS Outstanding Award for tge Friends of St. Anne’s Station. Posted 19.10.23

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Headbolt Lane – You Can See The Join

Britain’s newest station opens and sees the news battery technology trains in use. Posted 10.10.23

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Headbolt Lane Station Opens

Headbolt Lane station in Kirkby opens to Merseyrail services. Posted 07.10.23

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SFLCRP Quarterly Meeting September 2023

An online meeting held Thursday 21st September 2023. Posted 03.10.23

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Steam To Green

It’s ‘full steam ahead’ for Year 8 pupils at The Hollins, Accrington – showcasing the history of the railway from its start to an ever greener future! Posted 02.10.23

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Ansdell & Fairhaven Update

Friends of Station group report on their fantastic work at Ansdell & Fairhaven station. Posted 25.09.23

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This Is Us!

Colourful artwork by Rotakids displayed at Church & Oswaldtwistle railway station. Posted 19.09.23

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Northern Flash Sale

Northern’s Flash Sale starts today – act quickly when they are gone they are gone! Posted 04.09.23

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Sounds Of The Railway

Listen to some sounds of the railway that you may hear on your journey. Posted 04.09.23

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Merseyrail First For Family-Friendly Journeys

Rail operator Merseyrail has been named as number one for family-friendly rail journeys. Posted 03.09.23

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Lifeboats Showcased At St. Annes-On-The-Sea

The Friends of St. Annes-on-the-Sea station celebrate with the local lifeboat crew. Posted 22.08.23

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On Track Exhibition Extended To January 2024

Fascinating look at the history of railways in Lancashire in the beautiful setting of Clitheroe Castle. Posted 21.08.23

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WoLCRP Quarterly Meeting July 2023

Another well attended meeting held on Thursday 6th July 2023. Posted 08.08.23

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The Bentham Line AGM

The Leeds, Morecambe CRP – The Bentham Line celebrate another successful year at their Annual General Meeting. Posted 08.08.23

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Joint CL & ELCRPs Quarterly Meeting July 2023

A well attended meeting held Wednesday 19th July 2023. Posted 01.08.23

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SFLCRP Quarterly Meeting July 2023

An online meeting held on Tuesday 25th July 2023. Posted 31.07.23

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Squires Gate Station Friends July Update

The Friends of Squires Gate station carry on their great work on both the public and disused platforms at the station. Posted 31.07.23

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St Anne’s Station Cycle Shelter Celebration

Join the South Fylde Line CRP and RNLI for a free celebratory event at St. Anne’s railway station and at the lifeboat station. Posted 25.0723

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Love To Ride September 2023

Colourful posters designed to get encourage people to get out on their bikes. Posted 25.07.23

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AUTISM-FRIENDLY AWARD – SUCCESS

Community Rail Lancashire has been granted the Autism Friendly Award by the National Autistic Society. Posted 11.07.23

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Church & Oswaldtwistle – This Is Us

Rotakids create highlights from Church & Oswaldtwistle for art work project. Posted 23.06.23

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Karen & Dave Summit The National 3 Peaks

Yr Wyddfa, Scafell Pike & Ben Nevis conquered by Team Arlo. Posted 23.06.23

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Lifeboats And Bikes Ahoy

A great opportunity to link the RNLI and the railway at St. Anne’s. Posted 17.06.23

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Merseyrail Manager Awarded BEM

Sally Ralston, Community involvement Manager at Merseyrail has been recognised in the inaugural King’s Birthday Honours list, receiving a British Empire Medal. Posted 17.06.23

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Dementia Action With The Bentham Line

Bentham Line active during Dementia Action Week. Posted 13.06.23

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Destination Wellbeing

Fifth cohort of Year in Industry students start new project on the Bentham Line. Posted 13.06.23

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Award For Community Rail Chairman

Leeds-Morecambe CRP Chair gets legacy award for community contributions above and beyond. Posted 13.06.23

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Impressive Flowers At Church & Oswaldtwistle

View the impressive display of flowers on the platforms at Church & Oswaldtwistle Railway Station

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Neighbouring CRPs Meet For Walk

CRPs from Lancashire & Yorkshire meet to exchange ideas and to learn about Mytholmroyd station renovation. Posted 12.06.23

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CRL Secures Grants For Two Projects

Two CRPs successfully win grants to support local projects. Posted 07.06.23

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New Activity At Church & Oswaldwtistle Station

280 Begonias set to bring colour to an East Lancashire station. Posted 05.06.23

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Whistle The Dog Visits Clitheroe Castle

Whistle the Dog hands out prizes for the colouring competition held in February. Posted 04.06.23

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Feel Good Field Trips Reach Milestone

TRAIN operator Avanti West Coast is on a mission to enrich education by delivering ‘Feel Good Field Trips’ for hundreds of schoolchildren coordinated by Community Rail Lancashire Community Rail Officer Dave Savage.

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Rails to the Dales – a train ride through history

It was standing room only at Clitheroe Castle Museum for a for a fun-packed and entertaining illustrated talk by Lancashire historian Steve Williams.

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Connecting communities through art and history

Community rail volunteers kick off a year of celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of St Anne’s Station

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Bradford schoolchildren learn about the engineering heritage of the iconic Ribblehead Viaduct

A class of Year 5 pupils from Barkerend Leadership Academy in Bradford enjoyed a grand day out on the Settle-Carlisle Railway thanks to community rail teams from Lancashire and Yorkshire.

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Eid Express rolls into Accrington for food, fashion and festivities

Community groups from both sides of the Pennines gathered at Accrington station for a celebration of the Muslim Festival of Eid al-Fitr.

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Making Connections Celebration

Blackburn station subway gets a splash of colour with a ‘Making Connections’ project. Posted 14.05.23

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South Fylde Line CRP AGM

A successful meeting held in Fylde Borough Council’s offices in St. Anne’s. Posted 09.05.23

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Melanie passes on the baton after another busy year for Community Rail Partnership

Outgoing chair Melanie Taylor hands over to Lancashire County Council’s Rail Development Manager Mike Cliffe at Clitheroe and East Lancs Community Rail Partnership AGM

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Green-fingered volunteers embark on transformation of station’s community garden

Volunteers from the Prospects Foundation have begun work to restore a green oasis at Accrington Station. 

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Northern Rail confirms extra rail services for Grand National Day at Aintree Racecourse

Northern Rail has confirmed that two extra trains will run to take horse racing fans to Aintree Racecourse for the Grand National on Saturday, April 15.

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CRL Annual Report 2022

Details of all the work carried out in 2022 by Community Rail Lancashire and its four constituent CRPs.

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Spring spruce-up on railway as St Anne’s station prepares to celebrate 150th Anniversary

Volunteers and railway workers join forces to clean up stations along the South Fylde line in preparation for landmark celebrations at St Anne’s

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Station adoption group joins in the Great British Spring Clean

Volunteers at St Anne’s Station took the opportunity to tackle litter and some fly-tipping at Squires Gate Station between Blackpool and St Anne’s. 

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A Big Thank You To Arthur

Railway History exhibition continues in Clitheroe Castle Museum with a young contributor visiting for the first time. Posted 21.03.23

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International Women’s Day & Flying Scotsman

All woman crew on Flying Scotsman at East Lancashire Railway on International Women’s day is a great success.

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New Car Park Opens At Burnley Station

It is now easier than ever to take the train from Burnley Manchester Road after a new car park opened at the station this week. Posted 14.03.23

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Young Artists Work On Display At Museum

Schoolchildren have worked with local artist Gosha Gibek to create vivid illustration of Ribble Valley train journey. Posted 14.03.23

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Connect Communities Fund Deadline Extended

The deadline for bids into the Connect Communities by Rail fund has been extended until Friday 31st March 2023. Posted 08.03.23

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Changes To Merseyrail Services 6 March 2023

Timetable changes to allow for additional driver training on new 777 Merseyrail units. Posted 04.3.23

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Dick, Kerr Ladies Lily Lee Talk

Another Dick, Kerr Ladies Success story. Posted 04.03.23

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Croston Geocache Trail Launched

Croston Geocache and Adventure Trail launched in lovely spring sunshine. Posted 27.02.23

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Railway Talk Highlights History Of St. Anne’s

A railway talk very appropriate this year as St. Anne’s-on-the-Sea station celebrates its 150th Year. Posted 25.02.23

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Successful Launch Of Railway Exhibition

Families and rail enthusiasts alike can rejoice as a railway exhibition will allow them to explore the tracks that put Lancashire on the map. Posted 16.02.23

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Granny Film Shown At Blackpool Film Festival

The film about one the Dick, Kerr Ladies football team shown at film festival. Posted 13.02.23

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All Aboard Family Fun Day – Wed 15 Feb

Clitheroe Castle Museum and Community Rail Lancashire are ‘on track’ for a celebration of railways past and present this month starting with a Family Fun Day on Wednesday 15th February from 11am to 3pm. Posted 08.02.23

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CRL Celebrates World Hijab Day

Wednesday 1st February 2023 was World Hijab Day and CRL celebrated with an online event. Posted 05.02.23

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Fund Launched To Help Connect Communities

A new £16,000 funding pot will be open to grass roots organisations to kickstart innovative and creative projects that connect communities by public transport.

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More News From The South Fylde Line

New combined seating and planter installed at Ansdell & Fairhaven station by Ark Plastics. Posted 29.01.23

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Kirkby Timetable Changes

As Class 777 rollout continues. Posted 27.01.23

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News From The South Fylde Line

Level access to Squires Gate station moves a step nearer. Posted 23.01.23

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Ravenscliffe Mums Try Out Being Train Drivers!

On a visit to Freightliner’s Depot in Leeds. Posted 21.01.23

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£50M Levelling Up Funding For East Lancashire

That includes improvements to the footbridge access to both platforms at Accrington station. Posted 19.01.23

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CL & ELCRPs Quarterly Meeting

The Clitheroe Line and East Lancashire CRPs held their quarterly meeting on Wednesday 11th January. Posted 15.01.23

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Launch of Rebranded Education Programme

CRL launches its rebranded education programme with a new website. Reposted 18.01.23

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A Year in the life of St Anne’s Station

The Friends of St Anne’s Station have just issued a report setting all the projects they have done during 2022 to make St Anne’s station a welcoming place for rail travellers and a great gateway to the town for visitors. Tony Ford, Chair of the South Fylde Line Community Rail Partnership, commented: “I am really […]

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Catherine Kingdom joins CRL

Catherine joined Community Rail Lancashire in January 2023 after over 20 years teaching in primary school and SEND settings. She is working on different education projects as well as the Try The Train project which launched this year. She is looking forward to building people’s confidence to use the trains and giving them new experiences. […]

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Burscough Junction Station made Beautiful

Burscough Junction Station made Beautiful by St John’s RC Primary and the Prison and Probation Service This disused platform at Burscough Junction Station looks fantastic after an extraordinary effort from the Prison and Probation Service Payback of West Lancashire and from the pupils at the local school, St John’s RC Primary. Not an inch of […]

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SANTA ON THE CLITHEROE TRAIN

Darwen Asylum and Refugee Enterprise (DARE) brought some seasonal cheer to passengers along the Clitheroe line today, Wednesday 20th December 2022, as they travelled from Darwen to Clitheroe distributing gifts and cards to everyone. DARE helps to support refugees from all parts of the world who have come to the UK escaping war and persecution. […]

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Explore East Lancashire with the Lancashire Rail Ramblers

The Lancashire Rail Ramblers and Community Rail Lancashire invite you to join guided walks in East Lancashire from January 2023. From January to June 2023, the team will undertake ten walks across Lancashire, taking in the beautiful sights of Whalley, Clitheroe, Accrington, Pleasington, Bamber Bridge, Brierfield and more. These guided walks are free of charge […]

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CRL Team Leader seconded to CRN

Community Rail Lancashire’s Education Team Leader to be seconded to the Community Rail Network in 2023. Community Rail Lancashire (CRL’s) Education Team, Leader Karen Bennett will be seconded to the Community Rail Network (CRN) for three days a week starting from the 1st January 2023. Karen will help the Community Rail Network develop the Community […]

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Exploring Lancashire by Rail – A walk from Darwen

Exploring Lancashire by Rail is a series of films commissioned by Community Rail Lancashire, created by local film creative Huckleberry Films, which are designed to encourage people to explore the areas around the train stations. There are currently seven films which show how easy it is to have a great day out exploring the beautiful […]

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TREE-mendous work at St Anne’s Station

Volunteers at St Anne’s station have been out in force this week erecting their wooden Christmas trees along the platform and on the station approach. The trees, made from discarded pallets were constructed by several volunteers over the last few years. This year most of them have had some refurbishment and they are now on […]

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Squires Gate History Poster Unveiling

On Thursday 24th November, a ceremony was held to commemorate and unveil a poster outlining the history of Squires Gate Station as part of the South Fylde’s Historical Community Stations project. In attendance was the Mayor of St Annes, Councillor Karen Harrison, St Leonards Ward Councillor, Carol Lanyon, Tony Ford, Chair of South Fylde Line […]

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Remembrance Service At Preston Station

The Lancashire PALS remembered. Posted 15.11.22

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SFLCRP Quarterly Meeting

Held in St. Anne’s on Tuesday 8th November 2022. Posted 14.11.22

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St. Anne’s Foundation Stone Unveiled

A replica of the original stone from when the town was founded. Posted 11.11.22

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Merseyrail Services On Suspended Strike Days

Normal service 7th & 9th November. Posted 06.11.22

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Northern Wins National Customer Award

For innovative approach to accessible rail travel. Posted 01.11.22

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Merseyrail To Run Limited Service On Strike Days

5th, 7th & 9th November. Posted 01.11.22

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Station Stays Open As Engineering Cancelled

Liverpool Central to remain open. Posted 28.10.22

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DalesRail 2022 – The Report

Details of the 2022 season. Posted 23.10.22

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Station Subway Art Project Funding Bid Success

A dull part of Blackburn station to be brightened. Posted 20.10.22

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Temporary Changes To Merseyrail Services

Ahead of introduction of new trains across the network. Posted 17.10.22

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CRL & Four CRPs Re-Accredited

Confirmed by the Department for Transport. Posted 17.10.22

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Launch Of Sustainable Travel Education Toolkit

At the National Railway Museum, York. Posted 17.10.22

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Joint CL & ELCRPs Quarterly Meeting

Updates on activities and performance across the East Lancs area. Posted 12.10.22

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Northern Ramps Up Accessibility At Accrington

Access For All scheme unveiled. Posted 12.10.22

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Bolton Is Medium Station Of The Year

National Rail Awards Success. Posted 12.10.22

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West Of Lancashire CRP Quarterly Meeting

Updates on activities and train performance across the West of Lancs area. Posted 11.10.22

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Friends of Bentham Station Anniversary Events

Defibrillator and memorial bench unveiled. Posted 11.10.22

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Refugee Railway Support Programme

CRL helps refugees gain confidence in rail travel. Posted 11.10.22

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Double Celebrations For CRL

Success at the Community Rail Awards

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Trains Of The Reign

School children design regal banner. Posted 30.09.22

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Let’s Go! Evaluation

CRDF Grant helps with assessment. Posted 20.09.22

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Queen Elizabeth II

Community Rail Lancashire is deeply saddened to learn about the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Her life has been dedicated to serving this nation, and the people within it, since she became Queen on 6th February 1952. She will be greatly missed and the impact her reign has had will not be forgotten. Her Majesty’s dedication to […]

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DalesRail Sunday 11 September 2022

Three walks on this last train of the season. Posted 07.09.22

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A Tribute To Pat Parrott

A DalesRail Stalwart. Posted 02.09.22

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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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Blackpool Bus & Tram Tickets Add Ons

Through ticketing from train to bus/tram now available. Posted 01.08.22

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Water Dispensers To Be Installed Across Northern Network

Free refills to be on offer. Posted 27.07.22

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Wednesday 27th July 2022

Do not attempt to travel by train. Posted 26.07.22

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Deafness Resource Centre Trip to Liverpool

Rail confidence trip for British Sign language users. Posted 25.07.22

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LMCRP Hybrid AGM

Another successful year on the Bentham Line. Posted 20.07.22

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Joint CL & ELCRPs Quarterly Meeting

Details of activity across East Lancashire. Posted 19.07.22

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West Of Lancashire CRP Quarterly Meeting

Details of activity across the West of Lancashire. Posted 15.07.22

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Access For All Initiative By Students

New booklet launched by Year in Industry students. Posted 05.07.22

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Become a Friend of Pendle Railway Stations

Join this active Friends group look after their stations.

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Ground Breaking Ceremony For New Foundation Stone

Replica stone to be visible to all. Posted 13.06.22

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Community Rail Week On The Bentham Line

Rail Minister hears of new Bentham Line Strategy. Posted 08.06.22

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South Fylde Line Activities

Over the Jubilee weekend. Posted 08.06.22

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Church & Oswaldtwistle Rotary Awarded The QAVS

Rotarians honoured by the Queen. Posted 06.06.22

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Successful Community Rail Week In Lancashire

Loads of community events over the week. Posted 01.06.22

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Brierfield By Bike For Community Rail Week

Last fling for Community Rail Week. Posted 30.05.22

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Rivington Rambler Bus To Run Again This Summer

Summer Sundays until 23 October 2022. Posted 25.05.22

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Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth Honoured In Film Premiere

At Padiham Green Primary School. Posted 25.05.22

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Tackling Loneliness With Transport Fund

CRL involved in countrywide project. Posted 23.05.22

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Croston Geocache Trail

Seek and you will find! Posted 23.05.22

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Community Rail Week 2022

CRL gets things started. Posted 23.05.22

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Northern To Fact Check Fare Evaders

New App for revenue staff. Posted 16.05.22

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CRL Secures CRDF Funding For Two New Projects.

A new safety book and education offer planned. Posted 11.05.22

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CRL Secure Seedcorn Funding For Collaborative Art Project

Platinum Jubilee artwork to be installed. Posted 03.05.22

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Study Published Into The Future Of The Bentham Line

Positive outcomes to be further investigated, Posted 03.05.22

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Reduced Access To Platform 1 At Accrington

Works to improve the access ramp to start. Posted 03.05.21

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Dick, Kerr Ladies Postcards Have Arrived!

‘Striking’ colours celebrate the Dick, Kerr Ladies. Posted 30.04.22

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Rufford To Mere Sands Wood Walks Leaflet Launched

Artistic flair of Rufford school children showcased. Posted 28.04.22

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West Of Lancashire CRP AGM

And management group meeting. Posted 25.04.22

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Community Rail Lancashire Annual Report 2021

Read about all that has been going on. Posted 19.04.22

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Joint Clitheroe & East Lancs Lines CRPs AGM

And management group meeting. Posted 13.04.22

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Keeping Britain Tidy Spring Event

Rotary Club litter pick. Posted 11.04.22

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Pennine Cycleway Map Guided Ride

A cycle ride to promote the new Pennine Cycleway Map. Posted 30.03.22

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Autism Acceptance Week & Cake!

A rail trip on the Autism Friendly Line. Posted 29.03.22

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Lancashire DalesRail 2022

Season starts 15 May 2022. Posted 29.03.22

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Explore Lancashire By Rail

Discover the beauty of the West Pennine Moors. Posted 28.03.22

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Something For The Weekend And Beyond

Plenty to see and do across the CRL area. Posted 17.03.22

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Lancashire Bid For Great British Railways HQ

Lancs CC lead in bid to bring HQ to Preston. Posted 17.03.22

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Lytham Station History Poster

Latest to be unveiled. Posted 16.03.22

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At The Heart Of The Bentham Line

Public access defibrillators installed at stations. Posted 10.03.22

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Merseyrail Wins Fourth Golden Whistle

For best performing operator. Posted 10.03.22

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Autism Friendly Line Station Films

Station Tour Films now available to view. Posted 09.02.22

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Community Page For Station Adoption Groups

New Facebook page available. Posted 08.02.22

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Shifting Sands Exhibition

Stunning artwork on display at Lytham Hall. Posted 07.02.22

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South Fylde Line CRP Quarterly Report

Plenty going on along the South Fylde Line. Posted 07.02.22

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World Hijab Day 2022

A community rail trip to the Raza Jamia Mosque

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Joint Clitheroe & East Lancs Lines CRPs Quarterly Report

Community work continues in East Lancashire. Posted 31.01.22

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Working With Community Groups

Confidence in rail travel boosted, Posted 25.01.22

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West Of Lancashire CRP Quarterly Meeting

Excellent work continues in the West of Lancashire. Posted 24.01.22

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Let’s Connect The Community

Funding stream available for local community groups. Posted 11.01.22

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Changes To Merseryrail Services From 17 January

30 minute service to be introduced. Posted 11.01.22

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Funding Success for The Autism Friendly Line

New posters and flyers to be displayed. Posted 06.01.22

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Dales Railcard Winter Offer

Day Rover offer for Dales Railcard holders. Posted 04.01.22

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Service Changes Update

Changes to the timetable from 4 January. Posted 28.12.21

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BSL Interpreted Rail Confidence Programme

Northern Seed Corn Fund bid success. Posted 22.12.21

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The Tony Award

Tony Ford celebrated for outstanding contribution to South Fylde Line. Posted 21.12.21

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Growing Friendships At Kirkham & Wesham Station

Station adoption group start work. Posted 21.12.21

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The Bentham Line – A Public Consultation

There is still time to get involved – go online and have your say. Posted 14.12.21

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Success At The Community Rail Awards 2021

Another good night with four awards. Posted 13.12.21

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Events Leading Up To Christmas

Loads to do and see and last minute Christmas Shopping. Posted 08.12.21

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Connecting Brierfield Launch

Cycle shelter art work unveiled. Posted 06.12.21

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South Fylde Stations Clean Up At Awards

3 Outstandings and 1 Advancing. Posted 23.11.21

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South East Lancashire CRP Update

Plenty going on in the Bolton area. Posted 22.11.21

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Reaccreditation Success For 2021/22

CRL & the Four CRPs reaccredited! Posted 16.11.21

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Remembering A Forgotten Women’s Football Team

Help us with your information and memories. Posted 15.11.21

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New Community Rail Network Board Member

CRL staff member joins the Board. Posted 03.11.21

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Funding Bid Success For Burscough Junction

Recycled plastic tool box to be installed. Posted 02.11.21

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Lockdown Train Drawings On Display In Merseyside

Visit Birkdale or Hillside stations to see the artwork. Posted 27.10.21

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Northern Commuters Encouraged To Return To Rail

Flexi season tickets now available. Posted 27.10.21

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Make A Bee Line For West Lancashire

Two new initiatives on the Preston to Ormskirk Line. Posted 27.10.21

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Community Rail Week On The Bentham Line

LMCRP encourages people to ‘Go Green by Train’. Posted 21.10.21

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Community Rail Week On The South Fylde Line

Supporting the Go Green by Train campaign! Posted 19.10.21

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Community Rail Week Starts In Burscough Junction

To celebrate St. John’s RC Primary School’s work on the disused platform. Posted 18.10.21

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Summit Tunnel Closure To Affect Services

Essential engineering works means bustitution. Posted 14.10.21

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Shifting Sands Grant Success

To support railway travel poster exhibition. Posted 06.10.21

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Clitheroe Station Car Parking

Loses its free park & ride facility. Posted 06.10.21

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Covid Secure Travel Virtual Reality Simulation for Passengers

A serious game that aims to encourage passengers back. Posted 30.09.21

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Calder Valley CRP Job Opportunity

A chance to join the community rail family! Posted 29.09.21

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CRL Guided Walks To Resume In October

Six guided walks in the East Lancashire area. Posted 29.09.21

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Wise Owls At St. Anne’s Station

Green wood carvings enhance the station car park. Posted 28.09.21

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Explore Lancashire By Rail Bid Success

Two films to be made to promote rail travel. Posted 07.09.21

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CRL Celebrates Shortlist Success

For the 2021 Community Rail Awards. Posted 01.09.21

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Next Steps For The South Fylde Line

We need your feedback. Posted 31.08.21

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Make A Beeline To The West Of Lancashire

Something for the last week of the holidays. Posted 31.08.21

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Railway Confidence Programme Gets Boost With Grant Success

To help BSL users gain confidence to use the railway. Posted 25.08.21

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Northern Launches £1 Flash Sale

One million tickets for £1. Posted 24.08.21

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Developing The South Fylde Line Bid Success

A grant towards developing capacity on the South Fylde Line. Posted 18.08.21

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A Grand Day Out To The Seaside

Let the train take the strain. Posted 17.08.21

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Make A Bee Line For The West Lancashire Line

Explore Lancashire by Rail film launched. Posted 06.08.21

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A Positive Train Of Thought

Planting and bug hotels to support wildlife. Posted 03.08.21

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Route Improvements Manchester Victoria to Rochdale & Stalybridge

Disruption to services for 16 days. Posted 29.07.21

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Double Success For The West Of Lancashire Line

Projects to support rail recovery. Posted 28.07.21

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Mills To Tower Skyline Installed at Rishton

Wakes week artwork on station fence. Posted 27.02.21

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New Volunteers Wanted At Local Station

Station adoption group at Church & Oswaldtwistle looking for new members. Posted 27.07.21

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Rufford Gains New Artwork

Running in Boards installed to promote Rufford Old Hall. Posted 26.07.21

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Serious Announcement – Serious Game

Virtual reality to help disabled passengers. Posted 22.07.21

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CRL Board Member Retires

Marjorie Birch stands down as a Director. Posted 15.07.21

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Year In Industry Students Get Nature Back On Track

Environmental display panels along the Bentham Line. Posted 14.07.21

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St Annes Hidden Gems Unveiled

New photomontage artwork installed. Posted 05.07.21

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