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Nelson station opened on the first of February 1849. The town of Nelson was originally made up of two small villages but with the coming of the railway the railway station was given the name Nelson taking in both villages. The town quickly expanded and a reputation for  fine weaving was established along with associated industries all of which produced a plentiful supply of traffic through the large goods yards.

Nelson station was refurbished in 2008 to form part of a new bus rail interchange for the town. Amongst the new facilities provided was a booking office located in the travel centre and operated by Lancashire County Council staff.

There is great deal of countryside to explore in the Pendle area and the Walking in Pendle website has lots of ideas. Click HERE to see details of walks. In some cases you may need to take a bus to get from your station to the starting point of the walk, click HERE for details of local bus services.


Why not visit Wycoller?

Wycoller is approximately 4 miles east of Colne and set on the edge of the area known as the Forest of Trawden.  Wycoller is an attractive and historic village and a good starting point for a variety of walks.  Click  HERE and HERE to learn more about this Pendle Village.

Getting there by bus and train is easy.  From Nelson Interchange change onto the Transdev Mainline bus service to Trawden.  This departs from bus stand 8 and runs every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime or every 2 hours on Sunday.  Route numbers are 20, 21, 22, 23, 26 and 27. For details of the bus services click HERE and go to timetables.  From Trawden it is an easy 1½ mile walk to Wycoller along footpaths.  Click HERE for more details.

History Posters

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


Nelson Station
Hibson Road

Grid Reference

SD 860376 – for a map visit and enter the grid reference.


Northern (DOHL)


+  Unstaffed station but see below
+  Ticket Vending Machine
+  Bus station open from first bus/train until last bus/train
+  Hourly service to Colne and Preston
+  Waiting shelters on platform
+  Additional seating on platform
+  Long Line Public Address

Other Information

+  Bus station adjoins front of railway station – click here for bus timetables
+  Rail User Group – Save the East Lancashire Line Association contact for more details
+  Friends of Station – visit for more details
+  CRP branded notice boards


Latest News

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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Successful launch of new Yorkshire Dales Explorer service. Posted 12.06.24

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