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Trains to Lancaster

There has been a fort on the hill where Lancaster's famous castle stands since Roman times, so it is fitting that the town's first station, opened in 1846, was known as 'Lancaster Castle'. The name was later changed, but the nearby fortifications continued to exert an influence – not least on the station's sandstone buildings, styled to reflect the castle's battlements. Today, Lancaster station handles trains to and from London, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds and Morecambe, as well as services into Cumbria and the Lake District. On the east side, the original station buildings from 1846 are still in use; those on the west side date to 1900 and 1906, and are arguably even more impressive. Lancaster itself is a riverside university town with fine examples of Georgian architecture, including the Lancaster City Museum – the station is in the west of the city centre, with the main shopping area a few minutes' walk away.

Station details & facilities

There are entrances to the west and east of the station. The ticket office is on the east side, but there are ticket machines on the west side, as well as public toilets and a taxi rank. A footbridge with lift access connects the two entrances to Lancaster's five platforms - trains to London generally depart from platform 4, and long-distance trains to Scotland from platform 3. Platform 1 is a bay platform, located next to the north end of platform 2.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays05:15 - 19:45
    Saturday 05:15 - 19:45
    Sunday 09:30 - 20:00
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available :


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer Service Notes :

    There are two Customer Information points, one situated on platform 3 and the other situated on platform 4, however customers are encouraged to approach any member of station staff for information.

  • Customer help points : False


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available :
  • Shops note : News agent


  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :



  • ATM available :
  • ATM notes : Located on concourse Located by the ticket office


  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    EverydayOpen 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : Virgin Trains
  • Car parking spaces : 147
  • Car parking charges :
    Three Monthly£360.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 94
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : all platforms


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :

    lifts to platforms

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
Trains to Lancaster


Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 5NW
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:15 - 19:45
Saturday 05:15 - 19:45
Sunday 09:30 - 20:00