Lower Darwen railway station

Lower Darwen
Place Lower Darwen
Area Blackburn with Darwen
Coordinates 53°43′22″N 2°28′20″W / 53.7227°N 2.4722°W / 53.7227; -2.4722Coordinates: 53°43′22″N 2°28′20″W / 53.7227°N 2.4722°W / 53.7227; -2.4722
Original company Bolton, Blackburn, Clitheroe and West Yorkshire Railway
Pre-grouping Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway[1]
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway [1]
3 August 1847 (1847-08-03) Opened
3 November 1958 (1958-11-03) Closed to passengers
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Lower Darwen railway station was a railway station that served the village of Lower Darwen, in Lancashire, England.


The railway line between Blackburn (Bolton Road) and Bolton was built by the Blackburn, Darwen and Bolton Railway, but it had amalgamated with the Blackburn, Clitheroe and North Western Junction Railway to form the Bolton, Blackburn, Clitheroe and West Yorkshire Railway by the time that the first section, from Blackburn to Sough, including the station at Lower Darwen, 2 12 miles (4.0 km) from Blackburn, was opened on 3 August 1847.[2][3] The station was closed on 3 November 1958[4] by British Railways, and subsequently was demolished.

Lower Darwen motive power depot, which closed in the 1960s, was located to the north of the station, near the Ewood area of Blackburn.[5]


The station was located to the north of the B6231[6] Fore Street, which the railway crosses on Rakes Bridge.

Site today

The line on which the station was situated remains open with services between Clitheroe/Blackburn and Manchester Victoria being operated by Northern.


  1. 1 2 Daniels, Gerald David; Dench, Leslie Alan (February 1963) [1962]. Passengers No More 1952–1962. Closures of stations and branch lines (PDF) (2nd ed.). Brighton: GLO. p. 18. OCLC 504319235.
  2. Marshall, John (1969). The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, volume 1. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. pp. 178, 181. ISBN 0-7153-4352-1.
  3. Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 150. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  4. James, David (2004). Lancashire's Lost Railways. Catrine, Ayrshire: Stenlake Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84033-288-9. OCLC 56002103.
  5. Taylor, Stuart. Blackburn's Railways in the 1950s and 60s. Bredbury, Cheshire: Foxline (Publications). ISBN 978-1-870119-84-9.
  6. "New Popular Edition Maps".
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Blackburn Bolton Road
Line and station closed
  Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Blackburn, Darwen and Bolton Railway
Line and station closed
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