Rishton railway station

Rishton railway station is in the southern part of the village of Rishton, Lancashire, England. The station is 3+34 miles (6.0 km) north east of Blackburn railway station. This two platform station is on the East Lancashire Line, operated by Northern.

Rishton
National Rail
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A Northern Class 158 Express Sprinter unit passes through Rishton on a service from Blackpool North to York on 10 February 2012
LocationRishton, Hyndburn
England
Grid referenceSD723298
Managed byNorthern
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeRIS
ClassificationDfT category F2
Key dates
1848first station opened
1852resited
Passengers
2016/17Increase 52,226
2017/18Decrease 51,014
2018/19Decrease 40,458
2019/20Increase 45,082
2020/21Decrease 14,844
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

HistoryEdit

A wooden platform was opened on 19 June 1848, when the line was first opened by the East Lancashire Railway, at a place where the Blackburn Road crosses the railway. This was replaced by a station at the current, more convenient location at the end of Station Road in 1852.

FacilitiesEdit

Only parts of each platform are now used by passenger trains. They are linked by a pedestrian footbridge and there are shelters on each one. Passenger information screens, and a long line PA system provide train running information. The station is unstaffed but it has a ticket machine that only accepts bank cards (not cash). Tickets must be purchased from the ticket machine or in advance.

As the Preston bound platform is reached by the footbridge only, step-free access is limited to the eastbound platform.[1]

ServicesEdit

Monday to Saturdays, there is an hourly service from Rishton towards Blackburn and Preston, westbound and Burnley Central and Colne, eastbound. There is an hourly service in each direction on Sundays.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rishton station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 25 November 2016
  2. ^ Table 97 National Rail timetable, May 2018

External linksEdit

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Blackburn   Northern
East Lancashire Line
  Church and Oswaldtwistle

Coordinates: 53°45′50″N 2°25′12″W / 53.764°N 2.420°W / 53.764; -2.420