Ramsgreave and Wilpshire railway station

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Ramsgreave & Wilpshire National Rail
Ramsgreave & Wilpshire
Location
Place Wilpshire
Local authority Blackburn with Darwen
Grid reference SD685316
Operations
Station code RGW
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  47,935
2005/06 Increase 53,275
2006/07 Increase 58,243
2007/08 Increase 66,096
2008/09 Increase 67,156
2009/10 Increase 76,840
2010/11 Increase 88,822
2011/12 Increase 0.108 million
2012/13 Increase 0.110 million
History
Key dates Opened May 1994 (May 1994)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Ramsgreave & Wilpshire from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Ramsgreave and Wilpshire is a railway station on the Ribble Valley Line that serves the villages/suburbs of Ramsgreave and Wilpshire, just north of Blackburn in Lancashire, England. The station is 2 34 miles (4.4 km) north of Blackburn railway station.

The present station was built 400 yards south of the original Wilpshire station which served the Ribble Valley Line until its closure just before the Beeching Axe in 1962. When the line was re-opened in 1994 a new site had to be found, due to the construction of houses which blocked access to the old station. The platforms which served as the old Wilpshire Station (also known as "Wilpshire for Ribchester") can still be seen.

Services[edit]

The station is operated by Northern Rail and is served by a daily hourly service northbound to Clitheroe and southbound to Blackburn and Manchester Victoria with extra trains during peak hours.

On Sundays in the summer, one or two trains operate from Preston or Blackpool North along the Ribble Valley Line via Clitheroe to Hellifield railway station and onwards towards Carlisle.

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Blackburn   Northern Rail
Ribble Valley Line
  Langho
Disused railways
Daisyfield   L&YR
Ribble Valley Line
  Langho

Coordinates: 53°46′48″N 2°28′44″W / 53.780°N 2.479°W / 53.780; -2.479