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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

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Saturday 06:40 - 19:00
Sunday 09:10 - 16:40
Monday Tuesday Wednesday 06:40 - 18:00
Friday 06:40 - 19:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes

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Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorNorthern Rail
Car parking spaces80
Carpark charges
Daily£2.00
Weekly£8.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces58
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
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 accessWhole 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 accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

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.

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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 RochdaleNorthern20:482On time
to YorkNorthern21:031On time
to Blackpool NorthNorthern21:214On time
to ColneNorthern21:241On time
to ClitheroeNorthern21:332On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from ClitheroeNorthern20:472On time
from Blackpool NorthNorthern21:021On time
from YorkNorthern21:194On time
from Preston (Lancs)Northern21:231On time
from RochdaleNorthern21:322On time
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