Darwen railway station


Darwen railway station
Darwen National Rail
Darwen
Darwen railway station in 1984
Location
Place Darwen
Local authority Blackburn with Darwen
Operations
Station code DWN
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage
2004/05 *   0.176 million
2005/06 * increase 0.206 million
2006/07 * increase 0.231 million
2007/08 * increase 0.247 million
2008/09 * increase 0.251 million
2009/10 * increase 0.256 million
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* Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Darwen from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
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Darwen railway station serves Darwen, a medium sized Lancashire town. It is served by Northern Rail services on the Ribble Valley Line from Manchester Victoria/Bolton to Blackburn and into Clitheroe. The station is 7 km (4¼ miles) south of Blackburn and has two platforms - it is one of only two passing points on the Blackburn to Bolton part of the route, although trains only normally cross during the morning and evening peak periods.

Darwen is set amongst the remarkable countryside and rugged hills of East Lancashire. The station has a regular service from Blackburn. Arriving from/departing towards Bolton involves journeying through the long Sough Tunnel, some 2015 yards (1,833 m) in length.

Facilities

The station is unstaffed, despite the size of the town it serves and its usage (see right). There are plans to build a new booking office on the Manchester-bound platform, but this is subject to funding.

Services

There is generally an hourly service daily to Clitheroe and Blackburn northbound and Manchester Victoria southbound with extra trains during peak hours.

External links

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Blackburn   Northern Rail
Ribble Valley Line
  Entwistle
Disused railways
Lower Darwen   L&YR
Ribble Valley Line
  Spring Vale

Coordinates: 53°41′53″N 2°27′54″W / 53.698°N 2.465°W / 53.698; -2.465


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