Burnley Manchester Road
Burnley Manchester Road railway station sits on high ground looking over the town centre. The line was built by the Manchester and Leeds Railway Company and opened on 12th November 1849. The first station was called Thorney Bank but this was replaced by Burnley Manchester Road station in 1866.The station was closed by British Railways on 6th November 1961 but was rebuilt and reopened during 1986, two years after the successful reintroduction of services between Leeds and Blackpool.
A new station has been built at Manchester Road part funded by the Interreg IVB project, along with Burnley Borough Council and Lancashire County Council. The building includes a booking office and this opened on 17th November 2014.
Eden Business Analysis, a research company based in York, carried out a project to see how effective the new station is in comparison to the old station. Read the full report by clicking here.
A history poster has been prepared for Burnley Manchester Road station and this can be viewed by clicking on the thumbnail below or on this link: History Posters
A virtual history poster is also available and the short video can be viewed on this link: Virtual History
Burnley Manchester Road Station
SD 836321 – for a map visit www.streetmap.co.uk and enter the grid reference.
+ Staffed station (Mon – Sat 06:45 – 21:45, Sun 09:00 – 19:00)
+ Ticket Vending Machines
+ Hourly service to Leeds & York, Preston & Blackpool North and Manchester Victoria (via Todmorden)
+ Waiting shelters
+ Additional seating on platforms
+ Free car park (50 spaces including accessible)
+ Long Line Public Address
+ Customer Information Screens
+ CRP branded notice boards
+ Buses pass the station entrance – click here for bus timetables
+ Friends of Station – visit communityraillancashire.co.uk/station-adoption/ for more details
+ Good access to the Leeds Liverpool canal – click here for more information
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
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
Your Station Needs You
Are you interested in working as a volunteer on your local station? Then read about how you might be able to get involved. Posted 20.11.23