Colne railway station


Colne railway station
Colne National Rail
Colne
Colne station with a Class 142 set waiting
Location
Place Colne
Local authority Pendle
Coordinates 53°51′19″N 2°10′56″W / 53.8553°N 2.1822°W / 53.8553; -2.1822Coordinates: 53°51′19″N 2°10′56″W / 53.8553°N 2.1822°W / 53.8553; -2.1822
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 * increase 62,056
2006/07 * decrease 61,098
2007/08 * increase 64,533
2008/09 * increase 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.
Portal icon UK Railways portal

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.

Contents

Services

On Mondays to Saturdays there is an hourly service from Colne to Preston and Blackpool South.

On Sundays the service is every two hours.

History

The station opened on 2 October 1848, as the terminus of the Leeds and Bradford Extension Railway from Bradford and Skipton.[1] 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,[1] but the majority of passenger trains east of Colne were local between Skipton and Colne.[2]

The station was rebuilt in 1883 with two engine sheds (one for the Midland Railway to the east, one for the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway to the west, which two companies now owned the lines).[3]

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.[3] The Skipton - East Lancashire Rail Action Partnership campaigns to reinstate the Skipton–Colne line.

Notes

  1. ^ a b Binns, p.8
  2. ^ Suggitt, p.73
  3. ^ a b Suggitt, p.75

References

  • 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

External links

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Nelson   Northern Rail
East Lancashire Line
  Terminus
Disused railways
Terminus   Midland Railway
Leeds and Bradford Extension Railway
  Foulridge

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Chappel and Wakes Colne railway station — Chappel and Wakes Colne The front in April 2011 …   Wikipedia

  • White Colne railway station — was a station in White Colne, Essex. Former Services Disused Rail StartExternal Links* [http://www.npemap.org.uk/tiles/map.html#587,229,1 White Colne station on navigable 1946 O. S. map] * [http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb sites/stations/w/white… …   Wikipedia

  • Earls Colne railway station — was a station in Earls Colne, Essex. Former Services Disused Rail StartExternal Links* [http://www.npemap.org.uk/tiles/map.html#584,229,1 Earls Colne station on navigable 1946 O. S. map] * [http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb sites/stations/e/earls… …   Wikipedia

  • Nelson railway station — For other uses, see Nelson station (disambiguation). Nelson Location …   Wikipedia

  • Skipton railway station — Infobox UK station name = Skipton manager = Northern Rail locale = Skipton borough = Craven platforms = 4 caption = owner = Network Rail code = SKI usage0203 = 0.655 usage0405 = 0.761 usage0506 = 0.794 usage0607 = 0.817 years = 1847 events =… …   Wikipedia

  • Dunmow railway station — Dunmow Dunmow railway station in 1976. Location Place Great Dunmow …   Wikipedia

  • Barnoldswick railway station — Infobox UK disused station name = Barnoldswick other name= caption = line = Barnoldswick Railway manager = Midland Railway locale = Barnoldswick borough = Pendle start = 8 February 1871 end = 25 September 1965 platforms = 1 longitude = 2.1867… …   Wikipedia

  • Helmshore railway station — served the village of Helmshore in Rossendale, Lancashire. It was built by the East Lancashire Railway 1844 1859 (ELR) and opened on 17 August 1848. It was closed on 5 December 1966, with the last passenger train operating two days earlier. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Blackburn railway station — Infobox UK station name = Blackburn code = BBN manager = Northern Rail locale = Blackburn borough = Blackburn with Darwen start = platforms = 4 usage0405 = 0.930 usage0506 = 0.982 usage0607 = 1.051Blackburn railway station is a railway station… …   Wikipedia

  • Accrington railway station — Infobox UK station name = Accrington code = ACR caption = Approach to Accrington railway station manager = Northern Rail locale = Accrington borough = Hyndburn start = platforms = 2 usage0405 = 0.216 usage0506 = 0.224 usage0607 = 0.237 years = 19 …   Wikipedia