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Rishton railway station

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Place  Rishton
Station code  RIS
DfT category  F2
Number of platforms  2
Grid reference  SD723298
Managed by  Northern
2011/12  65,718
Local authority  Hyndburn
Rishton railway station
Address  Rishton, Blackburn BB1 4PH, United Kingdom
Similar  Huncoat railway station, Pleasington railway station, Hapton railway station, Salwick railway station, Lostock Hall railway st

Rishton railway station to blackburn tunnel


Rishton railway station is in the southern part of the village of Rishton, Lancashire, England. The station is 3 34 miles (6.0 km) north east of Blackburn railway station. This two platform station is on the East Lancashire Line, operated by Northern.

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History

A wooden platform was opened on 19 June 1848, when the line was first opened by the East Lancashire Railway, at a place where the Blackburn Road crosses the railway. This was replaced by a station at the current, more convenient location at the end of Station Road in 1852.

Facilities

Only parts of each platform are now used by passenger trains. They are linked by a pedestrian footbridge and there are shelters on each one. Passenger information screens, and a long line PA system provide train running information, but the station is unstaffed, and has no ticket vending facilities. All tickets have to be bought in advance or on the train.

As the Preston bound platform is reached by the footbridge only, step-free access is limited to the eastbound platform.

Services

Monday to Saturdays, there is an hourly service from Rishton towards Blackburn, Preston and Blackpool South, westbound and Burnley Central and Colne, eastbound. There is a two-hourly service in each direction on Sundays.

References

Rishton railway station Wikipedia


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