Leyland railway station
Leyland railway station platforms 1 and 2 in 2007
|Local authority||South Ribble|
|Managed by||Northern Rail|
|Number of platforms||4|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|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|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
|UK Railways portal|
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.
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 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.
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|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Euxton Balshaw Lane|
Line open, station closed
|North Union Railway||Balshaw Lane and Euxton
Line and station open
Line and station open