Burnley Central Station, originally called Burnley Bank Top, sits on high ground close to the town centre. The town dates back to Anglo Saxon times when the town was established on the banks of the River Brun. The river gave the town its name derived from Brun Lea ‘the field near the Brun’. The town was granted its market charter in 1400 and at this time had a population of around 600.
With the coming of the Industrial Revolution the population exploded with townsfolk finding employment in cotton mills, coal mines and foundries. By 1886 Burnley was the cotton weaving capital of the world producing more cotton cloth per year than any other town in the world. The Leeds Liverpool canal runs through the town on an impressive mile long embankment, well worth a visit.
The railway station was opened by the East Lancashire Railway Company in 1848. A short branch line ran from the station to Bank Hall colliery and the branch has now been revitalised as a cycleway and pleasant walk.
Burnley Central Station
SD 839330 – for a map visit www.streetmap.co.uk and enter the grid reference.
+ Staffed station (booking office open Mon to Fri 06.30 – 13:30)
+ Ticket Vending Machine
+ Hourly service to Colne and Preston
+ Waiting Room (open during booking office hours)
+ Free car park (20 spaces)
+ Long Line Public Address
+ Cycle storage
DalesRail Sunday 20 June 2021
Two walks this Sunday. Posted 16.06.21
Pear Tree School & CRL Win Small Grants Funding
Project to brighten up Kirkham & Wesham station. Posted 16.06.21
DalesRail Sunday 13 June 2021
Three walks this Sunday. Posted 10.06.21
Backtrack 2021 Launched
Year two of the anti-trespass competition. Posted 08.06.21
Back On Track 2020 Artwork Installed On Darwen Station
Emerging from lockdown. Posted 07.06.21