Leyland railway station

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Leyland National Rail
Leyland station platforms 1 & 2.jpg
Leyland railway station platforms 1 and 2 in 2007
Location
Place Leyland
Local authority South Ribble
Coordinates 53°41′56″N 2°41′13″W / 53.699°N 2.687°W / 53.699; -2.687Coordinates: 53°41′56″N 2°41′13″W / 53.699°N 2.687°W / 53.699; -2.687
Grid reference SD547227
Operations
Station code LEY
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 4
DfT category D
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.281 million
2005/06 Increase 0.286 million
2006/07 Increase 0.293 million
2007/08 Increase 0.326 million
2008/09 Decrease 0.320 million
2009/10 Increase 0.328 million
2010/11 Increase 0.369 million
2011/12 Increase 0.401 million
2012/13 Increase 0.402 million
History
Original company North Union Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London Midland and Scottish Railway
31 October 1838 Opened as Golden Hill[1]
1838 Renamed Leyland[1]
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Leyland from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Leyland railway station serves the town of Leyland in Lancashire, England. It was formerly "Golden Hill", the name of the street and area in which the station is based, but was renamed Leyland soon after opening. The original station was built in 1838, with two platforms.

Station[edit]

The station is located on the West Coast Main Line just south of Preston, and is the approximate halfway point between Glasgow and London, some 198 miles in either direction, with a placard on Leyland Trucks' Spurrier works stating this fact.

The station is currently a four-platform hub, with a part-time ticket office. In 2011 new display screens were installed as well as an automated ticket machine and a new ticket office was built in 2014, but the station still suffers from limited access for disabled people and prams. Former franchise holder First North Western ran Euston services from Blackpool which called at Leyland but these were soon discontinued. Leyland station is now very much a commuter station from and to Preston, with links to Chorley, Wigan and Liverpool (after years of no "Southbound" services towards Wigan a 'local' service was resumed in 1988) and Manchester, with no long distance main line services calling at the station.

The station at Farington, Farington railway station was closed before the Beeching Plan of the 1960s and no direct trains run to Lostock Hall.

Services[edit]

The station is served primarily by Northern Rail trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Blackpool North (hourly each way) and between Manchester Victoria and Blackpool North & Hazel Grove and Preston via Manchester Piccadilly (both hourly each way).

During the evenings and on Sundays there are hourly services to Manchester Victoria & Liverpool and two per hour to Preston and Blackpool North.

Limited First Transpennine Express services between Manchester Airport and Preston used to stop here but these no longer call here as of May 2012.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 106. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Preston   Northern Rail
Manchester-Preston Line
  Buckshaw Parkway
  Northern Rail
Blackpool-Liverpool Line
  Euxton Balshaw Lane
Historical railways
Farington
Line open, station closed
  North Union Railway   Balshaw Lane and Euxton
Line and station open
    Chorley
Line and station open