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Train at Clitheroe Station

Lancashire has an extensive rail network and is well connected to the rest of Britain via the West Coast Main Line. Services through Lancashire are operated by Northern Rail, Transpennine Express, Virgin Trains, Merseyrail and First Scotrail.

Community Rail Partnerships - CRPs

Lancashire County Council is involved in working with various stakeholders to improve the local railway environment, and sustainability of the lines. There are six CRPs, covering eight lines throughout the county.

The Community Rail Partnerships are as follows:
East Lancashire CRP – covering Preston to Ormskirk
Clitheroe Line CRP – covering Manchester to Clitheroe
West of Lancashire CRP – covering Preston - Ormskirk; Wigan – Southport and Kirby – Wigan
South Fylde Line CRP – covering Preston to Blackpool South
Leeds Lancaster, Morecambe CRP
Furness line CRP – covering Lancaster - Barrow in Furness
For more information please visit Community Rail Lancashire website or take a look at the Furness Line Website.
Days out by train

You can enjoy great days out by train in Lancashire. Popular choices include the Golden Mile at Blackpool, Clitheroe Castle, Martin Mere, Leighton Moss and for the more adventurous there is the summer Sundays DalesRail service from Blackpool to Carlisle via the Ribble Valley and the Settle – Carlisle railway.
More information about great days out can be found by visiting Community Rail Lancashire website and the DalesRail website or by visiting Northern Rail's website.

Park & Ride

Car drivers can save money, avoid traffic jams and help save the environment by parking at many local stations and catching the train to their destination. Many of the car parks are free. Full list of stations with parking facilities.

Journey information

Links to operators websites, where you can find timetables, fares and live departures to help with your journey.


Lancashire County Council has worked on a variety of Interchanges to improve the links between bus and train travel. Projects include Carnforth Connect, Clitheroe Interchange and Chorley Interchange.  More information on interchanges can be found here