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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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Departures and arrivals from Burnley Central

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to ColneNorthern18:201On time
to Preston (Lancs)Northern19:061On time
to ColneNorthern19:191On time
to Preston (Lancs)Northern20:061On time
to ColneNorthern20:191On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Preston (Lancs)Northern18:191On time
from ColneNorthern19:051On time
from Preston (Lancs)Northern19:181On time
from ColneNorthern20:051On time
from Preston (Lancs)Northern20:181On 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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