Salwick railway station is situated on the Preston to Blackpool railway line, 5¼ miles west of Preston, and lies between Preston and Kirkham, near the village of Clifton. The station was closed on 2 May 1938 along with Lea Road railway station to the east, but was reopened on 8 April 1940 to serve the adjacent industrial complex and in particular the nearby nuclear fuel plant.
The area of “Clifton With Salwick” was in the Archdeaconry of Richmond in the Diocese of Chester. The etymology of Salwick is unclear. The “wick” may come from Old English wic, meaning an earlier Romano-British settlement specialised in farming; but the “Sal(w)” element is unclear.
SD 462320 – for a map visit www.streetmap.co.uk and enter the grid reference.
+ Unstaffed station
+ Very sparse service to Blackpool South (4 trains a day) and Preston (3 trains a day)
+ Waiting shelter on island platform with seating
+ Long Line Public Address
+ A limited bus service operates from the Boltons Cross in Salwick village centre, about 20 minutes walk (service 77) – click here for bus timetables.
+ Friends of Station – Friends of Salwick Station – contact email@example.com for details
Engineering Works Sunday 30 January 2022
Please check before you travel to ensure you can complete your journey. Posted 27.01.22
Working With Community Groups
Confidence in rail travel boosted, Posted 25.01.22
West Of Lancashire CRP Quarterly Meeting
Excellent work continues in the West of Lancashire. Posted 24.01.22
Let’s Connect The Community
Funding stream available for local community groups. Posted 11.01.22
Changes To Merseryrail Services From 17 January
30 minute service to be introduced. Posted 11.01.22