Clitheroe railway station

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Clitheroe National Rail
Clitheroe
Clitheroe railway station
Location
Place Clitheroe
Local authority Ribble Valley
Grid reference SD741419
Operations
Station code CLH
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.202 million
2005/06 Increase 0.218 million
2006/07 Increase 0.231 million
2007/08 Increase 0.237 million
2008/09 Decrease 0.228 million
2009/10 Increase 0.236 million
2010/11 Increase 0.270 million
2011/12 Increase 0.339 million
2012/13 Increase 0.352 million
History
22 June 1850 Original station opened
1893/4 Station rebuilt
10 September 1962 Station closed
29 May 1994 Station re-opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Clitheroe from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Clitheroe railway station serves the town of Clitheroe in Lancashire, England. The station is the northern terminus of the Ribble Valley Line operated by Northern Rail and is 10 miles (16 km) north of Blackburn. The station forms part of Clitheroe Interchange, which has won a number of awards.

History[edit]

The original station opened on 22 June 1850. It was replaced in 1893/4 by another approximately 220 yards (200 m) to the north. The station closed to normal services on 10 September 1962 (that is, before the Beeching cuts) but remained in use for special services until 7 February 1971. The special services resumed on 14 May 1990, and the station was fully re-opened on 29 May 1994 when passenger services began again from Blackburn.[1] The line continues from here northwards towards Hellifield, but this section is normally used only by freight & engineering trains on weekdays - passenger services are limited to a pair of Sundays-only Dalesrail charter trains and occasional railtours. The line also forms part of a valuable strategic diversionary route between Preston & Carlisle, which is utilised if planned engineering work blocks the West Coast Main Line over Shap.

The station has since become an award-winning bus and train transport interchange. The bus station, known as the Clitheroe Interchange, is the terminus for bus connections bringing passengers from towns and villages in the Ribble Valley area to the train service to Blackburn and Manchester.

The Ribble Valley Line is a community railway line and is supervised by the Ribble Valley Rail group which includes the train operator: Northern Rail.

Services[edit]

There is generally an hourly service daily from Clitheroe to Blackburn and Manchester Victoria with extra trains during peak hours.[2]

This service also calls at:

On Sundays, one or two trains operate from Preston along the Ribble Valley Line via Clitheroe to Hellifield and onwards towards Carlisle via the Settle-Carlisle Line. This improves on the previous service that only ran in the summer.[3]

Due to overcrowding at certain times, there are plans from the Department for Transport to increase services from 1tph to 2tph, however the funding for this may not be available.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Butt 1995, p. 63
  2. ^ GB National Rail Timetable 2013-14, Tables 94 & 36
  3. ^ "Dalesrail 2013 timetable change". December 2013. 

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Whalley   Northern Rail
Ribble Valley Line
  Terminus
Northern Rail
Ribble Valley Line
Sunday Only
Hellifield
Historical railways
Whalley   L&YR
Ribble Valley Line
  Chatburn

Coordinates: 53°52′26″N 2°23′39″W / 53.87389°N 2.39417°W / 53.87389; -2.39417