Ramsgreave and Wilpshire railway station

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Ramsgreave & Wilpshire National Rail
Wilpshire and Ramsgreave Station.jpg
Location
PlaceRamsgreave
Local authorityRibble Valley
Grid referenceSD685316
Operations
Station codeRGW
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.114 million
2014/15Decrease 0.111 million
2015/16Decrease 0.097 million
2016/17Increase 0.114 million
2017/18Decrease 0.097 million
History
Key datesOpened May 1994 (May 1994)
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Ramsgreave & Wilpshire from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Ramsgreave and Wilpshire is a railway station on the Ribble Valley Line that serves the villages/suburbs of Ramsgreave and Wilpshire, just north of Blackburn in Lancashire, England. The station is 2 34 miles (4.4 km) north of Blackburn railway station.

The present station was built 400 yards (370 m) south of the original Wilpshire station which served the Ribble Valley Line until its closure just before the Beeching Axe in 1962. When the line was re opened in 1994 a new site had to be found, due to the construction of houses which blocked access to the old station. The platforms which served as the old Wilpshire Station (also known as "Wilpshire for Ribchester") can still be seen.[1]

Facilities[edit]

The station is unstaffed, and has no ticket vending facilities. There are waiting shelters and customer help points on each platform; automatic announcements also provide real-time train running information. The ramps to both platforms have steps, so no step-free access is available.[2]

Services[edit]

The station is operated by Northern, and is served by a daily hourly service northbound to Clitheroe and southbound to Blackburn and Manchester Victoria, with extra trains during peak hours.

On Sundays in the summer, one or two trains operate from Preston or Blackpool North along the Ribble Valley Line via Clitheroe to Hellifield and onwards towards Carlisle. These also run in winter, but terminate at Hellifield, where connections for stations to Carlisle can be made.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilpshire Station Thompson, Nigel Geograph.org; Retrieved 25 November 2016
  2. ^ Ramsgreave and Wilpshire station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 25 November 2016
  3. ^ Table 94 National Rail timetable, May 2018

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Langho   Northern
Ribble Valley Line
  Blackburn
Disused railways
Langho
Line and station open
  Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Blackburn Railway
  Daisyfield
Line open, station closed

Coordinates: 53°46′48″N 2°28′44″W / 53.780°N 2.479°W / 53.780; -2.479