Nelson railway station

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Nelson National Rail
Nelson
Location
Place Nelson
Local authority Pendle
Grid reference SD860376
Operations
Station code NEL
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  66,119
2005/06 Increase 70,692
2006/07 Increase 78,873
2007/08 Increase 84,120
2008/09 Decrease 83,462
2009/10 Increase 100,816
2010/11 Increase 116,814
2011/12 Increase 129,562
2012/13 Increase 0.139 million
History
Key dates Opened 1849 (1849)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Nelson from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Nelson railway station serves the town of Nelson in Lancashire, and is situated on the East Lancashire Line 2 miles (3 km) away from the terminus at Colne. The station is managed by Northern Rail, which also provides its passenger service. The station was opened in 1849 by the East Lancashire Railway (which later became part of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway) and was formerly on a through route to Skipton and the Aire Valley, but this was closed beyond Colne in 1970.

The station forms part of Nelson Interchange, which also includes a new bus station built in 2008 adjacent to the now disused eastbound platform - the station originally had an island platform configuration, but only the westbound face is now used following the singling of the track southwards to Rose Grove in December 1986. The station still has its original platform canopy.

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturdays, there is an hourly service from Nelson towards Burnley Central, Accrington, Blackburn, Preston and Blackpool South, westbound and Colne, eastbound. One morning peak service formerly ran to Manchester Victoria from Blackburn instead of Preston, returning from Manchester in the evening, but this no longer runs since the May 2009 timetable change.[citation needed]

There is a two-hourly service in each direction on Sundays.

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Brierfield   Northern Rail
East Lancashire Line
  Colne

Coordinates: 53°50′06″N 2°12′50″W / 53.835°N 2.214°W / 53.835; -2.214