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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.

Departures and arrivals from Accrington

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Accrington station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to YorkNorthern08:141Late
to Blackpool NorthNorthern08:142Late
to ColneNorthern08:171Late
to Preston (Lancs)Northern08:242Scheduled
to YorkNorthern08:311Late
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Blackpool NorthNorthern08:131Late
from YorkNorthern08:132Late
from Preston (Lancs)Northern08:161Late
from ColneNorthern08:232Scheduled
from Blackpool NorthNorthern08:301Late
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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