Mill Hill (Lancashire) railway station

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Mill Hill (Lancashire) National Rail
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Location
Place Mill Hill
Local authority Blackburn with Darwen
Coordinates 53°44′06″N 2°30′07″W / 53.735°N 2.502°W / 53.735; -2.502Coordinates: 53°44′06″N 2°30′07″W / 53.735°N 2.502°W / 53.735; -2.502
Grid reference SD670266
Operations
Station code MLH
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 70,338
2012/13 Decrease 68,922
2013/14 Increase 71,416
2014/15 Decrease 70,458
2015/16 Increase 71,840
History
Original company East Lancashire Railway
Pre-grouping Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-grouping London Midland and Scottish Railway
1 December 1884 Opened[1]
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Mill Hill (Lancashire) from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Mill Hill railway station serves the Blackburn suburb of Mill Hill, England, 1 14 miles (2.0 km) west of Blackburn railway station. It is an island platformed suburban station managed by Northern. It was opened by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway in 1884, almost forty years after the line itself. It was built to serve Blackburn's expanding western residential district and several nearby cotton mills.

It is unstaffed, with no permanent buildings other than basic shelters on the platform. No ticket vending facilities are provided, so passengers must buy tickets in advance or from the conductor on the train. Digital information screens and a P.A system are installed to give intending passengers train running information.

It has no step-free disabled access, with an entrance down a single flight of stairs from street level.[2] From the street level above there are also direct bus services to Blackburn town centre.

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturdays, there is an hourly service from Mill Hill towards Preston and Blackpool South westbound and an hourly service to Blackburn, Burnley Central and Colne eastbound. A single morning peak service from York to Blackpool North also calls, along with a corresponding evening peak train to Leeds & York.

There is a two-hourly service in each direction on Sundays.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 160. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  2. ^ Mill Hill (Lancs) station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 25 November 2016
  3. ^ Table 97 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Cherry Tree   Northern
(East Lancashire Line)
  Blackburn
Historical railways
Cherry Tree   L&YR / LNWR joint
Lancashire Union Railway
  Blackburn