Padiham railway station

Place Padiham
Area Burnley, Lancashire
Coordinates 53°47′55″N 2°19′00″W / 53.7987°N 2.3166°W / 53.7987; -2.3166Coordinates: 53°47′55″N 2°19′00″W / 53.7987°N 2.3166°W / 53.7987; -2.3166
Original company Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
15 October 1877 Opened[1]
2 December 1957 Closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Looking south towards the railway bridge over the River Calder between Padiham railway station and the line to Padiham power station and Simonstone. The iron footbridge links Memorial park with the lower section in Park Road. On the east bank are the remains of Padiham Gas works (date:2008)
1948 Ordnance Survey map showing location of Padiham station and local rail connections with Rose Grove railway station and Hapton railway station on the main line (both still open) and Simonstone railway station (closed) to the west

Padiham railway station in Station Street, Padiham, Lancashire, England was on a branch line (usually known as the Great Harwood loop) of the East Lancashire Line from Burnley to Blackburn.


The line between Padiham and Rose Grove opened in 1875. West of Padiham it opened two years later as a result of difficulties in constructing the embankments between Great Harwood and Simonstone.

It was closed on 2 December 1957 and the station later demolished. The railway line from Burnley to Simonstone was retained for continuing deliveries of coal to Padiham power station until the power station closed in 1993.

The nearest station for Padiham is now at Hapton, about 2 miles (3 km) south of the town.


Lancashire County Council began work in 2005 to convert part of the line to a footpath/bridleway/cycle path to be called Padiham Greenway. The route stretches from Mollywood Lane, Rose Grove to Padiham Memorial Park and is about 1.5 miles (2 km) long.[2] The Greenway was officially opened on 24 June 2010. It is known by locals as the old railway.

It links to the River Calder Greenway and the towpath of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to form a circular route and also has a branch to Gawthorpe Hall a National Trust property in Padiham. The route also links to the East Lancashire line at Hapton, Rose Grove and Burnley Barracks.[3]


  1. 1 2 Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.
  2. Padiham Greenway with maps and pictures at the Lancashire County Council website
  3. Padiham Greenway description at Community Rail Lancashire website

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Line and station closed
  Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Great Harwood Loop
  Rose Grove
Station open
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