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Blackburn and Preston Railway opened Blackburn station in 1846, although the current buildings were built in the 1880s.

For decades, two large train sheds covered the platforms, but they were removed in 2000. As part of these refurbishments, artist Stephen Charnock was invited to create, for platform 4, a piece of artwork, which became a stainless-steel screen featuring the faces of people important to the story of Blackburn. The station stands between the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, and the town centre, a physical representation of how the railways usurped the waterways during the Industrial Revolution. During that time, Blackburn grew dramatically on the back of the textile industry, and many of the grand buildings in the town centre date back to those years of prosperity. The Blackburn Visitor Centre is in The Mall shopping centre, a short walk along Railway Road from the station, past Blackburn Cathedral.

Station details & facilities

Trains to Blackburn station

Blackburn train station is mainly served by Northern trains, which connect York to Blackburn in 2h 3m, Rochdale to Blackburn in 1h 12m and Preston to Blackburn in 24m.

Need more information on how to get to Blackburn by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Blackburn.

Blackburn train station departures and arrivals

Want to know when your next train from/to Blackburn station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Blackburn railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Blackburn.

Blackburn train station has four platforms. The station entrance opens out on the lower level of the station, with its coffee shop and ticket machines. The four platforms on the upper level are reached via ramps and lifts. Note that platform 4 is accessed via a different ramp than platforms 1, 2 and 3, and there is no lift. The staffed ticket office, toilets and waiting room are between platforms 1 and 2, at the end of platform 3.

Blackburn train station parking

Blackburn train station has one car park, which offers about 80 spaces. Step-free access is available here, as well as throughout the whole station.

Hotels near Blackburn train station

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Frequently asked questions

Is Blackburn station open?

Blackburn station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from Blackburn station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Blackburn station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Blackburn.

Are there toilets at Blackburn station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Blackburn station.

Are dogs allowed at Blackburn station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Blackburn station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from Blackburn

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Blackburn station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Preston (Lancs)Northern14:364On time
to ClitheroeNorthern14:392Late
to RochdaleNorthern14:484On time
to ColneNorthern14:502On time
to YorkNorthern15:042On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from ColneNorthern14:364On time
from RochdaleNorthern14:382Late
from ClitheroeNorthern14:474On time
from Preston (Lancs)Northern14:502On time
from Blackpool NorthNorthern15:002On time
† 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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