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Trains to Accrington

Accrington station lies on the East Lancashire Line between Preston and Colne. Also calling here are Calder Valley Line services between Blackpool North, York and Leeds. Trains first came to Accrington in 1848, contributing to its growth into a booming Victorian industrial mill town. The railways also played a key part in the success of the nearby brickworks, transporting the famously strong Accrington bricks, which were used to build the foundations of such iconic structures as the Blackpool Tower and the Empire State Building. Today, arriving by train to Accrington puts you within five-minutes' walk, along Blackburn Road, of the centre of Accrington, with its large shopping centre and thriving indoor and outdoor markets. Visitors also come to the area to make the most of the beautiful landscapes of the Pennines and connect up with the circular Hyndburn Clog long-distance path, which passes the outskirts of the town.

Station details & facilities

Accrington station was fully redeveloped in 2011 as part of a project to show how railway stations can use sustainable energy. The main entrance is off Eagle Street, with a car park, drop-off point and covered cycle storage outside. Inside is a ticket counter and accessible toilet. Platform 2, for trains towards Preston, is down a ramp from the entrance. Platform 1, for trains to Leeds/Colne, is via a stepped footbridge, or there's step-free access from Paxton Street (on the other side of the station) down quite a steep ramp.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:40 - 15:00
    Saturday 06:40 - 15:00
    Sunday 09:10 - 16:45
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available : False
  • Lost Property phone number : 0333 2220125


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer help points : False


  • CCTV :


  • Wifi available : False
  • Wifi notes :

    Find WiFi Hotspots around Accrington station

  • Web kiosk : False


  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : Northern Rail
  • Car parking spaces : 8

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 32
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV : False
  • Cycle storage location : Within station, next to ticket office


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Leeds/Colne platform : step free access from Paxton street up steep 50 metre ramp with handrail or past the casrpark and a shallower ramp. Preston platform : step free access up gently sloping footpath from Eagle Street. Ticket office is on Leeds/Colne platform, with stepped footbridge between platforms comprising of 25 steps up and 24 steps down with rest platforms .

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    contact Customer Relations Tel: 0333 222 0125

Trains to Accrington


Eagle Street, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 1LJ
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:40 - 15:00
Saturday 06:40 - 15:00
Sunday 09:10 - 16:45

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