Church and Oswaldtwistle railway station

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Church and Oswaldtwistle National Rail
Church and Oswaldtwistle railway station platforms in 2009.jpg
Location
Place Church
Local authority Hyndburn
Coordinates 53°45′00″N 2°23′28″W / 53.750°N 2.391°W / 53.750; -2.391Coordinates: 53°45′00″N 2°23′28″W / 53.750°N 2.391°W / 53.750; -2.391
Grid reference SD743283
Operations
Station code CTW
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 41,964
2012/13 Decrease 40,460
2013/14 Increase 43,524
2014/15 Decrease 41,812
2015/16 Decrease 40,426
History
Original company East Lancashire Railway
Pre-grouping Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-grouping London Midland and Scottish Railway
19 June 1848 Opened as Church station[1]
1 July 1895 Renamed Church and Oswaldtwistle[1]
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Church and Oswaldtwistle from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Church and Oswaldtwistle railway station serves both the Accrington suburb of Church and the small town of Oswaldtwistle, in Lancashire, England. The station is 5 13 miles (8.6 km) east of Blackburn railway station, on the East Lancashire Line operated by Northern.

Situated in the middle of Church's suburban streets, the station had fallen into disrepair, but was modernised in November 2005.[2][3]

The platforms are linked via a subway, but only the Preston bound one has step free access.[4] It is unstaffed, but like other stations on the line, it has been fitted with passenger information screens, and a public address system to provide train running information. There are no ticket vending machines available, and so passengers must purchase their tickets in advance, or on the train.

In August 2010, a man laid on the tracks, and was therefore hit by a train in the station.[5] In March 2011, another man was hit by a train, although he survived.[6] In August 2011, a train driver apprehended a man walking on tracks near the station.[7]

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturday, there is an hourly service from Church and Oswaldtwistle towards Blackburn, Preston and Blackpool South, westbound and Accrington, Burnley Central & Colne.[8]

On Sundays, this service is two hourly in both directions. This is supplemented with the Sunday hourly service to Blackburn westbound, and to Burnley Central and Manchester Victoria eastbound, which passes through (but does not stop) on Mondays to Saturdays.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 61. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  2. ^ News: On the right tracks for rail revamp
  3. ^ Action stations
  4. ^ Church and Oswaldtwistle station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 25 November 2016
  5. ^ "Tributes to Accrington Stanley 'terrace legend', 33". lancashiretelegraph.co.uk. 1 September 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 
  6. ^ "Accrington man falls under train - and lives". lancashiretelegraph.co.uk. 9 March 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "Train driver apprehends man walking on tracks at Church and Oswaldtwistle station". accringtonobserver.co.uk. 24 August 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 
  8. ^ Table 97 National Rail timetable, May 2016

External links[edit]


Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Rishton   Northern
East Lancashire Line
  Accrington
Blackburn   Northern
Caldervale Line (Sundays only)
  Accrington