Brierfield railway station

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Brierfield National Rail
Brierfield
Looking northward, towards Nelson
Location
Place Brierfield
Local authority Pendle
Coordinates 53°49′30″N 2°14′13″W / 53.825°N 2.237°W / 53.825; -2.237Coordinates: 53°49′30″N 2°14′13″W / 53.825°N 2.237°W / 53.825; -2.237
Grid reference SD845365
Operations
Station code BRF
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  16,688
2005/06 Increase 18,539
2006/07 Increase 18,600
2007/08 Increase 22,316
2008/09 Decrease 20,006
2009/10 Increase 20,934
2010/11 Increase 25,226
2011/12 Increase 28,386
2012/13 Increase 35,366
History
Original company East Lancashire Railway
Pre-grouping Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
1 February 1849 Opened as Marsden
1 August 1857 Renamed Brierfield
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Brierfield from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Brierfield railway station serves the small town of Brierfield, Lancashire, England and is on the East Lancashire Line 2¼ miles (3 km) east of Burnley Central railway station towards Colne (the terminus). The station is managed by Northern Rail, who also provide all passenger trains serving it.

History[edit]

The station in 1962

The station, originally named Marsden, opened with the East Lancashire Railway's line between Burnley and Colne on 1 February 1849. It was 8 14 miles (13.3 km) from Accrington, and on 1 August 1857 it was renamed Brierfield.[1][2] It is now single track, but the double track-bed and the disused down platform are still there, as is the signal box which now only operates the level crossing. There is an active Rail user Group;- "The Friends of Brierfield Station"

Services[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marshall, John (1969). The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, volume 1. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. pp. 114–5. ISBN 0-7153-4352-1. 
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 155,44. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Burnley Central   Northern Rail
(East Lancashire Line)
  Nelson
Historical railways
Reedley Hallows Halt
Line open, station closed
  Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway   Nelson
Line and station open