Pleasington railway station

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Pleasington National Rail
Pleasington Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place Pleasington
Local authority Blackburn with Darwen
Grid reference SD642262
Operations
Station code PLS
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 10,952
2012/13 Decrease 9,490
2013/14 Increase 10,022
2014/15 Increase 10,102
2015/16 Decrease 9,630
History
Key dates Opened 1846 (1846)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Pleasington from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Pleasington railway station serves the village of Pleasington in Lancashire, England. The station is on the East Lancashire Line 3 miles (5 km) west of Blackburn railway station. It is managed by Northern, who also provide all the passenger services calling there.

It is unstaffed, and has no permanent buildings, other than standard waiting shelters. A long line PA system and digital information screens are provided, but there are no ticket vending facilities available, so passengers intending to travel must buy tickets on the train. Step free access for disabled travellers is provided by means of ramps to each platform.[1]

A £2,000 refurbishment scheme at the station, funded by East Lancs Community Rail Partnership and the local authority, was carried out in 2015, by a consortium of college students, community workers and volunteers.[2]

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturdays, there is an hourly service from Pleasington towards Preston and Blackpool South, westbound and Blackburn, Burnley Central and Colne, eastbound. There is a two-hourly service in each direction on Sundays.[3]

From 14 May 2012, Pleasington became a request only stop, in addition to Hapton, Burnley Barracks and Huncoat.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PLeasington station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 25 November 2016
  2. ^ "Pleasington railway station in Blackburn to get £2,000 makeover" Jacobs, Bill Lancashire Telegraph article 6 April 2015; Retrieved 21 November 2016
  3. ^ Table 97 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  4. ^ East Lancs stations to become 'request only' from today Lancashire Evening Telegraph

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Bamber Bridge   Northern
East Lancashire Line
  Cherry Tree
Historical railways
Hoghton   East Lancashire Railway   Cherry Tree

Coordinates: 53°43′52″N 2°32′38″W / 53.731°N 2.544°W / 53.731; -2.544