CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Station
Burnley Barracks

Burnley Barracks Station opened on the 18th September 1848 as the terminus of the East Lancashire Railway, closing a year later when the Colne extension opened. The area around the station developed quickly with industry, housing and of course the cavalry barracks. The station reopened in 1851. The cavalry barracks was transferred to the newly built Fulwood Barracks on the 5th of December 1898. The home of the East Lancashire Regiment had fallen into a state of poor repair necessitating the transfer to Fulwood.

Nowadays this small station sits rather isolated in the middle of an area which has seen much demolition and development and surrounded by major roads. There is good access from the station to The Weavers Triangle on the Leeds Liverpool canal and a number of Lancashire cycleways pass the station.

History Posters

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

Address

Burnley Barracks Station
Junction Street
Burnley
Lancashire
BB12 0HG

Grid Reference

SD 830327 – for a map visit www.streetmap.co.uk and enter the grid reference.

Operator

Northern (DOHL)

This station is now a request stop – if you wish to alight at this station please inform the conductor and if you wish to board please make a clear signal to the driver.  

Facilities

+  Unstaffed station
+  Ticket Vending Machine
+  Hourly service to Preston & Blackpool South and Colne
+  Waiting shelter
+  Long Line Public Address

Other Information

+  Buses pass the station entrance on West Way – click here for bus timetables
+  Good access to the Leeds Liverpool canal – click here for more information

Location

Latest News

100 Women 100 Journeys

Book published - Posted 13.04.21

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Community Rail Lancashire Annual Report 2020

A record of the work of CRL and its 4 CRPs. Posted 09.04.21

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Make Your Own Wooden Planters

Help to brighten up your local station. Posted 08.04.21

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New Hanging Baskets At Preston Station

Baskets help 'light' up the station. Posted 08.04.21

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CRPs Set To Help Local Railways To Recover

Following the Covid-19 pandemic. Posted 30.03.21

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