Whalley railway station

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Whalley National Rail
Whalley Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place Whalley
Local authority Ribble Valley
Grid reference SD729365
Operations
Station code WHE
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 86,746
2012/13 Increase 90,048
2013/14 Decrease 83,952
2014/15 Decrease 78,184
2015/16 Decrease 71,782
History
Key dates Opened May 1994 (May 1994)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Whalley from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Whalley railway station serves the village of Whalley in Lancashire, England. The station lies on the Ribble Valley Line 7 14 miles (11.7 km) north of Blackburn. The station has two platforms, slightly offset from each other. It is unstaffed, with shelters on each platform.[1] Immediately beyond its eastern end, the line crosses the River Calder on a 678 yards (620 m) long, brick viaduct of 48 arches.[2]

History[edit]

The station opened in 1850. It was closed in September 1962 by the British Transport Commission, but reopened with the rest of the line in 1994.

Facilities[edit]

There are no ticket buying facilities at the station, these must be bought on the train, or prior to travel. However, there are customer help points on both platforms, and timetable information posters are provided. Step free access is only available on the Manchester bound platform.[3]

Services[edit]

There is generally an hourly service daily (including Sundays) northbound to Clitheroe and southbound to Blackburn, and Manchester Victoria with extra trains during peak hours.[4]

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 Settle and Carlisle. These also run in winter but terminate at Hellifield, where connections for stations to Carlisle can be made.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whalley Station (looking east) Heaton, Chris Geograph.org; Retrieved 25 November 2016
  2. ^ "Whalley Viaduct" Engineering Timelines; Retrieved 25 November 2016
  3. ^ Whalley (Lancs) station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 25 November 2016
  4. ^ Table 94 National Rail timetable, May 2016

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Clitheroe   Northern
Ribble Valley Line
  Langho

Coordinates: 53°49′26″N 2°24′43″W / 53.824°N 2.412°W / 53.824; -2.412