* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Burnley Barracks from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
Burnley Barracks railway station is in Burnley, England, on the East Lancashire Line1⁄2-mile (800 m) west of Burnley Central railway station. Following the singling of the track in 1986, Burnley Barracks has one platform in use. There is an information board at the entrance but the station is unmanned.
The station opened on 18 September 1848 as the terminus of the East Lancashire Railway, closing a year later when the Colne extension opened. However, the surrounding area developed quickly with industry, housing and the cavalrybarracks, which led to the station being reopened in 1851.
Extensive demolition of the nearby high density Victorian terraced residential areas of Trinity, Westgate and Whittlefield and what became the Infantry Barracks, during the 1960s and 70s, together with and the construction of the M65 motorway and feeder roads during the early 1980s led to a significant decline in population in the area and thus the station's prominence waned. That said, new housing development, north of the M65 (and linked to the station by a footbridge) has recently seen significantly higher usage. Previous fluctuations in usage figures are due to the re-allocation of ticket sales to the various "Burnley Stations Group." (see right)