- Colne railway station
Colne Colne station with a Class 142 set waiting Location Place Colne Local authority Pendle Coordinates Coordinates: Operations Station code CNE Managed by Northern Rail Number of platforms 1 Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage 2004/05 * 58,401 2005/06 * 62,056 2006/07 * 61,098 2007/08 * 64,533 2008/09 * 71,152 National Rail - UK 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 passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Colne from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
Colne railway station serves the Lancashire mill town of Colne which is situated close to Pendle Hill. The station, which is managed by Northern Rail, is the terminus of the East Lancashire Line. Trains from Blackpool South run through Preston and Blackburn to Burnley and Colne.
Currently the station only has a single platform and a shelter. The old station was demolished in 1971, after the closure of the line from Colne to Skipton, which had occurred in the previous year.
On Sundays the service is every two hours.
The station opened on 2 October 1848, as the terminus of the Leeds and Bradford Extension Railway from Bradford and Skipton. The station became an end-on junction with the East Lancashire Railway's Blackburn, Burnley, Accrington and Colne Extension Railway, which opened on 1 February 1849. By 2 April in the same year the line was part of a through route between Leeds and Liverpool, but the majority of passenger trains east of Colne were local between Skipton and Colne.
The Beeching cuts of 1963 reduced the services along the Skipton–Colne line, and on 2 February 1970 this section of line closed. The station was demolished the next year and replaced by a single platform with a simple shelter. The Skipton - East Lancashire Rail Action Partnership campaigns to reinstate the Skipton–Colne line.
- Binns, D. (1984), Steam in Airedale, Wyvern Publications, Skipton, ISBN 0-907941-11-7
- Rush, R.W., (1983), The East Lancashire Railway, The Oakwood Press, ISBN 0-85361-295-1
- Suggitt, G. (2004 reprint), Lost Railways of Lancashire, Countryside Books, Newbury, ISBN 1-85306-801-2
- Taylor, S., (1994), The Railways of Colne, Lancashire, Scenes from the Past No. 23, Foxline Publishing, ISBN 1-870119-35-5
Preceding station National Rail Following station Nelson Northern Rail
East Lancashire Line
Terminus Disused railways Terminus Midland Railway
Leeds and Bradford Extension Railway
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