Darwen railway station

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Darwen National Rail
Darwen
Darwen railway station in 1984
Location
Place Darwen
Local authority Blackburn with Darwen
Grid reference SD694225
Operations
Station code DWN
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.176 million
2005/06 Increase 0.206 million
2006/07 Increase 0.231 million
2007/08 Increase 0.247 million
2008/09 Increase 0.251 million
2009/10 Increase 0.256 million
2010/11 Increase 0.262 million
2011/12 Increase 0.287 million
2012/13 Increase 0.309 million
History
Key dates Opened 1847 (1847)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Darwen from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Darwen railway station serves Darwen, a town in Lancashire, England. It was opened in 1847 by the Bolton, Blackburn, Clitheroe & West Yorkshire Railway, which was subsequently taken over by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway twelve years later. It is now served by Northern Rail services on the Ribble Valley Line from Manchester Victoria/Bolton to Blackburn and into Clitheroe. The station is 4 14 miles (6.8 km) south of Blackburn and has two platforms. It is one of only two passing points on the otherwise single track Blackburn to Bolton part of the route, but trains normally cross here only in the morning and evening peak periods.

Darwen is set amongst the hills of East Lancashire. The neighbouring stations either side which also served the area, at Lower Darwen and Spring Vale, were both closed in 1958 and the nearest surviving station to the south is now Entwistle. Arriving from or departing towards Bolton involves journeying through the long Sough Tunnel, some 2,015 yd (1,843 m) in length.

Facilities[edit]

The station is currently unstaffed, with waiting shelters on each platform.

Services[edit]

There is generally an hourly service daily (including Sundays) to Blackburn and Clitheroe northbound and Manchester Victoria southbound, rising to half-hourly during weekday peak hours.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Blackburn   Northern Rail
Ribble Valley Line
  Entwistle
Disused railways
Lower Darwen   L&YR
Ribble Valley Line
  Spring Vale

Coordinates: 53°41′53″N 2°27′54″W / 53.698°N 2.465°W / 53.698; -2.465