Clitheroe railway station

Clitheroe railway station
Clitheroe National Rail
Clitheroe railway station
Place Clitheroe
Local authority Ribble Valley
Station code CLH
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage
2004/05 *   0.202 million
2005/06 * increase 0.218 million
2006/07 * increase 0.231 million
2007/08 * increase 0.237 million
2008/09 * decrease 0.228 million
2009/10 * increase 0.236 million
22 June 1850 Original station opened
1893/4 Station rebuilt
10 September 1962 Station closed
29 May 1994 Station re-opened
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* Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Clitheroe from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
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Clitheroe railway station serves the town of Clitheroe in Lancashire, England. The station is the northern terminus of the Ribble Valley Line operated by Northern Rail and is 16 km (9.9 mi) north of Blackburn. The station forms part of the multi-award winning Clitheroe Interchange.



The original station opened on 22 June 1850. It was replaced in 1893/4 by another approximately 200 metres (200 yd) to the north. The station closed to normal services on 10 September 1962 but remained in use for special services until 7 February 1971. The special services resumed on 14 May 1990, and the station was fully re-opened on 29 May 1994 when passenger services began again from Blackburn.[1]

The station has since become an award-winning bus and train transport interchange. The bus station, known as the Clitheroe Interchange, is the terminus for bus connections bringing passengers from towns and villages in the Ribble Valley area to the train service to Blackburn and Manchester.

The Ribble Valley Line is a community railway line and is operated by the Ribble Valley Rail group.


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

This Service also calls at:

On Sundays in the summer, one or two trains operate from Preston along to the Ribble Valley Line via Clitheroe to Hellifield and onwards towards Carlisle.

Due to overcrowding at certain times, there are plans from the Department for Transport to increase services from 1tph to 2tph, however the funding for this may not be available.


Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Whalley   Northern Rail
Ribble Valley Line
Northern Rail
Ribble Valley Line
Sunday Only
Historical railways
Whalley   L&YR
Ribble Valley Line



  1. ^ Butt 1995, p. 63


  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1 85260 508 1. R508. 
  • Welch, M.S. (2004) Lancashire Steam Finale, Runpast Publishing, Cheltenham, ISBN 1-870754-61-1

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Coordinates: 53°52′26″N 2°23′39″W / 53.87389°N 2.39417°W / 53.87389; -2.39417

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