CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Station
Bamber Bridge

Bamber Bridge station was built as part of the Blackburn / Preston Railway and opened on 1st June 1846. Situated 8¼ miles from Blackburn the station used to have a very busy goods yard moving products from the local cotton mills, in particular from Dewhursts Cuerdon Mill who had their own private sidings.

The station is situated right in the middle of town and there is a good selection of shops adjacent to the station.

Worthy of note is the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway signal box sited next to the level crossing and the original East Lancashire railway station building which has recently been sympathetically restored by Lancashire County Council and now houses the South Ribble Pensioners’ Association.

History Posters

A history poster has been prepared for Bamber Bridge station and this can be viewed by clicking on the thumbnail below or on this link: History Posters

Address

Bamber Bridge Station
Station Road
Bamber Bridge
Preston
Lancashire
PR5 6EA

Grid Reference

SD 564258 – for a map visit www.streetmap.co.uk and enter the grid reference.

Operator

Northern (DOHL)

Facilities

+  Unstaffed station
+  Ticket Vending Machine
+  Hourly service to Preston and Colne
+  Limited peak service York and Preston & Blackpool North
+  Waiting shelters
+  Additional seating on platforms
+  Free car park (10+ spaces)
+  Long Line Public Address
+  Cycle hoops
+  CCTV
+  Community notice boards

Other Information

+  A frequent bus service from stops on Station Road (services 112, 117, 125, 126 & X61) – click here for bus timetables
+  Friends of Station Group – contact info@communityraillancashire.co.uk for details.

Location

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