Ramsgreave and Wilpshire railway station

Ramsgreave & Wilpshire National Rail
Place Wilpshire
Local authority Blackburn with Darwen
Grid reference SD685316
Station code RGW
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  47,935
2005/06 Increase 53,275
2006/07 Increase 58,243
2007/08 Increase 66,096
2008/09 Increase 67,156
2009/10 Increase 76,840
2010/11 Increase 88,822
2011/12 Increase 0.108 million
2012/13 Increase 0.110 million
2013/14 Increase 0.114 million
2014/15 Decrease 0.111 million
Key dates Opened May 1994 (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 Ramsgreave & Wilpshire from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Ramsgreave and Wilpshire is a railway station on the Ribble Valley Line that serves the villages/suburbs of Ramsgreave and Wilpshire, just north of Blackburn in Lancashire, England. The station is 2 34 miles (4.4 km) north of Blackburn railway station.

The present station was built 400 yards south of the original Wilpshire station which served the Ribble Valley Line until its closure just before the Beeching Axe in 1962. When the line was re-opened in 1994 a new site had to be found, due to the construction of houses which blocked access to the old station. The platforms which served as the old Wilpshire Station (also known as "Wilpshire for Ribchester") can still be seen.[1]


The station is unstaffed and has no ticket vending facilities. There are waiting shelters and customer help points on each platform. The ramps to both platforms have steps, so no step-free access is available.[2]


The station is operated by Northern and is served by a daily hourly service northbound to Clitheroe and southbound to Blackburn and Manchester Victoria with extra trains during peak hours.

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 Carlisle. These also run in winter, but terminate at Hellifield (where connections for stations to Carlisle can be made).[3]


  1. Wilpshire StationThompson, Nigel Geograph.org; Retrieved 25 November 2016
  2. Ramsgreave and Wilpshire station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 25 November 2016
  3. Table 94 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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Coordinates: 53°46′48″N 2°28′44″W / 53.780°N 2.479°W / 53.780; -2.479

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