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.
|Saturday||06:40 - 19:00|
|Sunday||09:10 - 16:40|
|Monday Tuesday Wednesday||06:40 - 18:00|
|Friday||06:40 - 19:00|
|Staffing level||Full time|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
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|Customer help points||Unavailable|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Carpark operator||Northern Rail|
|Car parking spaces||80|
|Cycle storage spaces||58|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes||<span style="font-family: ;" data-sheets-rawvalue="10 lockers and 48 cycle stand parking spaces">10 lockers and 48 cycle stand parking spaces</span>|
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
Access from station front to subway up 10 metre ramp or 4 steps from which a passenger lift and steep 20 metre ramp gives access to ticket office and platforms 1, 2 and 3 and by separate ramp to platform 4. Lifts open for all services.
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
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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 has one car park, which offers about 80 spaces. Step-free access is available here, as well as throughout the whole station.
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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.
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.
Yes, there are toilets available to use 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.