Whalley railway station
|Local authority||Ribble Valley|
|Number of platforms||2|
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened May 1994|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Whalley from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Whalley railway station serves the village of Whalley in Lancashire, England. The station lies on the Ribble Valley Line 7 1⁄4 miles (11.7 km) north of Blackburn. The station has two platforms, slightly offset from each other. It is unstaffed, with shelters on each platform. Immediately beyond its eastern end, the line crosses the River Calder on a 678 yards (620 m) long, brick viaduct of 48 arches.
The station opened in 1850. It was closed in September 1962 by the British Transport Commission, but reopened with the rest of the line in 1994.
There are no ticket buying facilities at the station (these must be bought on the train or prior to travel), but there are customer help points on both platforms and timetable information posters provided. Step-free access is only available on the Manchester-bound platform.
There is generally an hourly service daily (including Sundays) northbound to Clitheroe and southbound to Blackburn, and Manchester Victoria with extra trains during peak hours.
This service also calls at:
- Ramsgreave & Wilpshire,
- Entwistle (Request Stop),
- Bromley Cross,
- Hall i' th' Wood,
- Salford Crescent
- Salford Central.
On Sundays in the summer, one or two trains operate from Preston or Blackpool North along the Ribble Valley Line via Clitheroe to Hellifield railway station and onwards towards Settle and Carlisle. These also run in winter but terminate at Hellifield, where connections for stations to Carlisle can be made.
- ↑ Whalley Station (looking east) Heaton, Chris Geograph.org; Retrieved 25 November 2016
- ↑ "Whalley Viaduct" Engineering Timelines; Retrieved 25 November 2016
- ↑ Whalley (Lancs) station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 25 November 2016
- ↑ Table 94 National Rail timetable, May 2016
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- Train times and station information for Whalley railway station from National Rail
- The history of Whalley Railway Station - Ribble Valley Railway
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Ribble Valley Line
Coordinates: 53°49′26″N 2°24′43″W / 53.824°N 2.412°W