Leyland railway station
Leyland railway station serves the town of Leyland in Lancashire, England. It was formerly "Golden Hill", the name of the street and area in which the station is based, but was renamed Leyland soon after opening. The original station was built in 1838, with two platforms.
Leyland railway station platforms 1 and 2 in 2007
|Local authority||South Ribble|
|Number of platforms||4|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||North Union Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and North Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||London Midland and Scottish Railway|
|31 October 1838||Opened as Golden Hill|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Leyland from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
The station is located on the West Coast Main Line just south of Preston, and is the approximate halfway point between Glasgow and London, some 198 miles in either direction, with a placard on Leyland Trucks' Spurrier works stating this fact.
The station is currently a four-platform hub, with a part-time ticket office (manned 06:45-17:45 Mondays to Saturdays and 08:15-15:45 Sundays). In 2011 new digital display screens were installed as well as an automated ticket machine and a new ticket office was built in 2014; A new pedestrian footbridge with lifts was built in 2016 bringing step-free access to all four platforms and an automated PA system was installed in 2018.
Former franchise holder First North Western ran Euston services from Blackpool which called at Leyland in the late 1990s but these were soon discontinued. Leyland station is now very much a commuter station from and to Preston, with links to Chorley, Wigan, Liverpool (after years of no "Southbound" services towards Wigan a 'local' service was resumed in 1988) and Manchester, with no long distance main line services calling at the station.
The station is served primarily by Northern trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Airport to Blackpool North, plus an hourly local service between Preston and Manchester Victoria. Services to/from Manchester run mainly via Bolton since May 2019 following the full introduction of electric service over this route. A few trains to and from Hazel Grove also stop here at weekday peak periods.
On Sundays there are hourly services to Manchester Victoria and Liverpool, and two per hour to Blackpool North.
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 106. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
- Leyland station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 10 January 2017
- Leyland station in 2016 Dixon, David Geograph.org; retrieved 10 January 2017
- Table 82 & 90 National Rail timetable, May 2019
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|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Blackpool North - Manchester Airport
|Wigan North Western|
Preston to Manchester line
Liverpool to Wigan line
|Euxton Balshaw Lane|
Line open, station closed
|North Union Railway||Balshaw Lane and Euxton|
Line and station open
Line and station open