Long Preston railway station

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Long Preston National Rail
Long Preston railway station in 2005.jpg
A steam train taking on water at Long Preston railway station in 2005
Location
PlaceLong Preston
Local authorityCraven
Coordinates54°01′01″N 2°15′22″W / 54.017°N 2.256°W / 54.017; -2.256Coordinates: 54°01′01″N 2°15′22″W / 54.017°N 2.256°W / 54.017; -2.256
Grid referenceSD833579
Operations
Station codeLPR
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 13,448
2014/15Increase 14,328
2015/16Decrease 13,918
2016/17Decrease 13,070
2017/18Decrease 11,830
History
1849Opened
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 Long Preston from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Long Preston railway station serves the village of Long Preston in North Yorkshire, England. The station is 37.5 miles (60 km) north-west of Leeds on the Leeds to Morecambe Line and is managed by Northern who provide all passenger train services.

It is the last station before the Settle-Carlisle Line and the Leeds to Morecambe Line diverge at Settle Junction to the north of the village. Facilities at the station are somewhat basic - the original wooden station buildings were demolished in the early 1970s and there are now just simple waiting shelters on each platform.

It is unstaffed and passengers must buy their tickets on the train. There is level access to the southbound platform only - the opposite side has a ramp, but this is quite steep and is not recommended for use by disabled travellers.[1] Train running information is provided by telephone and timetable posters.

The station was opened on 30 July 1849 by the "little" North Western Railway, later taken over by the Midland Railway.[2]

Services[edit]

Generally, there is a train at least every two hours from Long Preston southbound towards Leeds (thirteen departures per day in total) and northbound. All services from Leeds to Lancaster (eight per day) stop there, along with four Leeds to Carlisle trains. There is also one train each day that runs north only as far as Ribblehead, whilst five Lancaster trains continue to Morecambe and the last southbound train terminates at Skipton.[3]

For many years on Sundays, only Leeds - Morecambe trains stopped at Long Preston. However, since 2009, certain Carlisle trains have also served the station on Sundays. As a result, there are now five trains to Lancaster and two to Carlisle northbound and nine trains to Leeds southbound (the two morning/early afternoon services on the Morecambe line that formerly ran in summer only up until 2010 now run throughout the year). The station also now has an afternoon departure that runs through to Sheffield and Nottingham.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Long Preston station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 29 November 2016
  2. ^ Bairstow, p. 96
  3. ^ GB eNRT May 2019 Edition, Table 42 (Network Rail)

References[edit]

  • Bairstow, M. (2000), The 'Little' North Western Railway, Martin Bairstow, Leeds, ISBN 1-871944-21-X

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Hellifield   Northern
Leeds to Morecambe Line
  Giggleswick
Hellifield   Northern
Settle-Carlisle Line
  Settle
  Historical railways  
Hellifield   Midland Railway
"Little" North Western Railway
  Settle Junction