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Station
Ramsgreave & Wilpshire

The station takes its name from two local parishes, Ramsgreave and Wilpshire whose boundaries meet adjacent to the station. The station was opened in 1994 replacing an earlier station situated about a quarter of a mile further up the line which was closed in 1962. Car parking for 6 cars is available at the station.

The village centre boasts a range of shops and two hostelries the Rising Sun and the Bull’s Head (currently closed). Transdev operate a bus service on nearby Whalley New Road and bus stops for both directions are handily placed for the station. The nearest public phone box is five minutes walk from the station turning left at the Bulls Head. Ramsgreave and Wilpshire station is a good starting point for walks in particular towards the village of Mellor.

History Posters

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

Along the Line

Along the Line is an art project at the station that was developed by Connecting East Lancashire in partnership with CRL, Child Action North West (CANW), Ribblesdale High School, Blackburn College and the Alzheimer’s Society. The art work was unveiled, virtually, on Tuesday 19th January 2021 and a short film about the project, produced by Huckleberry Films, can be seen here Along the Line. A news item about the launch can be seen on this link: communityraillancashire.co.uk/news/along-the-line-a-virtual-launch/ and two other short films by Huckleberry Films can be seen here: communityraillancashire.co.uk/lets-connect/

 

Address Ramsgreave & Wilpshire Station, Ramsgreave Road, Wilpshire, Blackburn, Lancashire BB1 9BP

Grid Reference

SD 68536 – 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 Clitheroe, Blackburn and Manchester Victoria
+  Car park (6 spaces at station entrance – additional spaces on the Co-op car park)
+  Cycle hoop at station entrance
+  Waiting shelters
+  Additional seating on platforms
+  Long Line Public Address
+  CCTV
+  Community notice boards

 

Other Information

+  Bus stops on Whalley New Road (50 yards from station) – click here for bus timetables (22 & C25)
+  Rail User Group – Ribble Valley Rail
+  Friends of Stations group – Ribble Valley Rail

Location

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