Rishton railway station

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Rishton National Rail
Rishton
A Northern Class 158 Express Sprinter unit passes through Rishton on a service from Blackpool North to York on 10 February 2012
Location
Place Rishton
Local authority Hyndburn
Grid reference SD723298
Operations
Station code RIS
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  36,876
2005/06 Increase 38,335
2006/07 Increase 44,174
2007/08 Increase 52,811
2008/09 Decrease 51,122
2009/10 Increase 55,124
2010/11 Increase 58,026
2011/12 Increase 65,718
2012/13 Decrease 57,658
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Rishton from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Rishton railway station is in the southern part of the village of Rishton, Lancashire, England. The station is 3 34 miles (6.0 km) north east of Blackburn railway station. This two-platform station is on the East Lancashire Line operated by Northern Rail.

History[edit]

A wooden platform was opened on 19 June 1848 when the line was first opened by the East Lancashire Railway 1844-1859, at a place where the Blackburn Road crosses the railway. This was replaced by a station at the current, more convenient location at the end of Station Road in 1852.

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturdays, there is an hourly service from Rishton towards Blackburn, Preston and Blackpool South, westbound and Burnley Central and Colne, eastbound. There is a two-hourly service in each direction on Sundays.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Blackburn   Northern Rail
East Lancashire Line
  Church and Oswaldtwistle

Coordinates: 53°45′50″N 2°25′12″W / 53.764°N 2.420°W / 53.764; -2.420