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Lying close to the line’s terminus at Colne, Nelson Railway Station serves the town of Nelson in Lancashire with regular Northern trains operating on the East Lancashire Line. Trains from Nelson operate on an hourly basis, with westbound trains running towards Burnley Central, Accrington, Blackburn, Preston, and Blackpool South; eastbound trains run only to the terminus at Colne, two miles away. On Sundays, trains run two-hourly. All trains depart from the station’s single platform. 

The station ticket office is staffed on a part-time basis until the mid-afternoon and is located near the Tourist Information office. A station car park and cycle storage are available for customer use. Train running information is provided via digital departure and arrival screens. Toilet facilities, payphones, and waiting shelters with bench seating are located on the platform. Nelson Station is fully step-free accessible, with ramps to the platform and a level walkway to the nearby bus station. 

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays07:30 - 17:00
Saturday 08:30 - 16:00
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeAvailable
Information Systems
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
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 spaces15
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces14
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Adjacent to car park
Cycle storage notes<p><span style="font-family: ;" data-sheets-rawvalue="4 cycle lockers and 10 cycle stand parking spaces">4 cycle lockers and 10 cycle stand parking spaces</span></p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Level access available. Lift to platform.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable

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Departures and arrivals from Nelson

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Nelson station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Preston (Lancs)Northern17:161On time
to ColneNorthern18:001On time
to Preston (Lancs)Northern18:161On time
to ColneNorthern20:001On time
to Preston (Lancs)Northern20:161On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from ColneNorthern17:161On time
from Preston (Lancs)Northern18:001On time
from ColneNorthern18:161On time
from Preston (Lancs)Northern20:001On time
from ColneNorthern20:161On time
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