Langho railway station

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Langho National Rail
Langho railway station in 2007.jpg
Location
Place Langho
Local authority Ribble Valley
Coordinates 53°48′18″N 2°26′53″W / 53.805°N 2.448°W / 53.805; -2.448Coordinates: 53°48′18″N 2°26′53″W / 53.805°N 2.448°W / 53.805; -2.448
Grid reference SD705343
Operations
Station code LHO
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 40,376
2012/13 Increase 49,710
2013/14 Decrease 48,082
2014/15 Decrease 46,058
2015/16 Decrease 35,734
History
Original company Bolton, Blackburn, Clitheroe and West Yorkshire Railway
Pre-grouping Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-grouping London Midland and Scottish Railway
22 June 1850 Opened[1]
7 May 1956 Closed[1]
29 May 1994 Reopened[1]
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Langho from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Langho railway station serves the village of Langho in the Ribble Valley in Lancashire, England. The station is 5 14 miles (8.4 km) north of Blackburn.

It is one of four railway stations along the Ribble line from Blackburn to Clitheroe reopened in 1994 by British Rail and Lancashire County Council, having been closed by the British Railways Board as an economy measure in 1956,[2] six years before the local passenger service over the line ceased. The station has maintained transport links with existing bus services and has its services provided by Northern.

Facilities[edit]

The station is unmanned and has no ticketing provision, so these must be bought on the train or in advance of travel. The two platforms are staggered, either side of the pedestrian underpass that links them (the Clitheroe-bound one being the more northerly of the two); the original station had its platforms opposite one another but the building of new housing prevented this arrangement from being used for its replacement.[3]. Shelters are provided on each platform, along with timetable poster boards and customer help point. Running information is also made available by automatic announcements and telephone. No step-free access is possible, as the platforms are above street level and only reached via stairs.[4]

Services[edit]

There is generally an hourly service daily northbound to Clitheroe and southbound to Blackburn and Manchester Victoria with extra trains during peak hours.[5]

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. These terminate at Hellifield in the winter, but have onward connections for stations to Carlisle.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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. 138. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  2. ^ Daniels, Gerald David; Dench, Leslie Alan (February 1963) [1962]. Passengers No More 1952–1962. Closures of stations and branch lines (PDF) (2nd ed.). Brighton: GLO. p. 17. OCLC 504319235. 
  3. ^ "Langho railway station, Lancashire (2012)" Thompson, Nigel Goegraph.org.uk; Retrieved 23 May 2017
  4. ^ Langho station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 23 May 2017
  5. ^ Table 94 National Rail timetable, May 2017

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Whalley   Northern
Ribble Valley Line
  Ramsgreave and Wilpshire