Rishton railway station

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Rishton National Rail
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A Northern Class 158 Express Sprinter unit passes through Rishton on a service from Blackpool North to York on 10 February 2012
Location
Place Rishton
Local authority Hyndburn
Grid reference SD723298
Operations
Station code RIS
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 65,718
2012/13 Decrease 57,658
2013/14 Decrease 57,530
2014/15 Decrease 53,850
2015/16 Decrease 50,796
History
1848 first station opened
1852 resited
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Rishton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Rishton railway station is in the southern part of the village of Rishton, Lancashire, England. The station is 3 34 miles (6.0 km) north east of Blackburn railway station. This two platform station is on the East Lancashire Line, operated by Northern.

History[edit]

A wooden platform was opened on 19 June 1848, when the line was first opened by the East Lancashire Railway, at a place where the Blackburn Road crosses the railway. This was replaced by a station at the current, more convenient location at the end of Station Road in 1852.

Facilities[edit]

Only parts of each platform are now used by passenger trains. They are linked by a pedestrian footbridge and there are shelters on each one. Passenger information screens, and a long line PA system provide train running information, but the station is unstaffed, and has no ticket vending facilities. All tickets have to be bought in advance or on the train.

As the Preston bound platform is reached by the footbridge only, step-free access is limited to the eastbound platform.[1]

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturdays, there is an hourly service from Rishton towards Blackburn, Preston and Blackpool South, westbound and Burnley Central and Colne, eastbound. There is a two-hourly service in each direction on Sundays.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rishton station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 25 November 2016
  2. ^ Table 97 National Rail timetable, May 2016

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Blackburn   Northern
East Lancashire Line
  Church and Oswaldtwistle

Coordinates: 53°45′50″N 2°25′12″W / 53.764°N 2.420°W / 53.764; -2.420