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Burnley Central train station is one of four serving the Lancashire town of Burnley, once one of the largest producers of cotton cloth in the world. Originally opened in 1848, the station was used by local cotton mill owners who travelled to the Royal Exchange several times a week to purchase raw cotton. By 1911 there was over 100000 power looms in the town. Since this time, the station has suffered a huge decline in traffic resulting in the removal of the eastbound platform and second line and a demolition of the original signal box. Only part of the westbound platform remains in use today. A ticket hall, toilet and waiting area were added in 1965.  

Trains from Burnley Central train station run every hour to Colne, Preston and Blackpool South. The fastest journey time to Blackpool South is 1 hour and 33 minutes and the fastest journey to Colne is 11 minutes. The station itself in located near several local shops and a retail park off the A679 and Junction 11 of the M65.

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:30 - 13:30
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
ToiletsUnavailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

 0333 222 0125

Customer help pointsUnavailable
CCTVUnavailable
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 spaces50
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces14
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Access from car park up 20 metre ramp or up 4 steps. 25 mm brick lip at base of ramp. Access from Railway Street up 18 steps with rest platform and handrail.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

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Departures and arrivals from Burnley Central

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Burnley Central station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Preston (Lancs)Northern05:351On time
to ColneNorthern05:511On time
to Preston (Lancs)Northern06:241On time
to ColneNorthern06:511On time
to Preston (Lancs)Northern07:221Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from ColneNorthern05:351On time
from Preston (Lancs)Northern05:511On time
from ColneNorthern06:241On time
from Preston (Lancs)Northern06:511On time
from ColneNorthern07:221Scheduled

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