Preston Railway Station

Preston Railway Station is on the West Coast Mainline and operated by Avanti West Coast. The station is a listed building and sees services to London, up to Scotland and many local services too serving Manchester, Liverpool, Blackburn and elsewhere.

Urgent search underway after disappearance of teenager who boarded train to Manchester Airport

Lydia Lupo A search is underway for a teenager last seen in Preston who boarded a train to Manchester Airport. Police are asking for help to find missing Lidia Lupo, 17, who […]

4 months ago
Police appeal to find woman connected with sexual assault on a train at Preston

British Transport Police have launched an appeal to find a woman reportedly connected with a sexual assault which took place on a train in Preston. The police have shared a […]

4 months ago
Idea to reopen Midge Hall Station is raised in Parliament

Midge Hall station closed in 1961 Pic: Nigel Thompson/Wikipedia The campaign to reopen Midge Hall station and the route from Preston to Liverpool without having to travel via Wigan has been raised with the Prime Minister in parliament. South […]

4 months ago
British Transport Police seek man in connection with hate crime between Chorley and Preston

Police want to speak to the man pictured who they say may have information in connection with the incident Pic: British Transport Police Police want to speak to a man in connection with a hate crime incident onboard a train between Chorley and Preston. British Transport Police have released a CCTV picture in […]

4 months ago
Avanti West Coasts scraps peak time restrictions for festive travel

Avanti West Coast worker wearing Christmas hat Avanti West Coast is removing all peak time restrictions over the festive season. From today (Friday 22 December) until Sunday 7 January, the West Coast Main Line operator will be […]

5 months ago
Calls for critical review of Avanti and first class travel ban amid failing services

Setting sun over Preston Railway Station pic: Tony Worrall There are new calls for a critical review and to scrap first class seats on one of one of the country’s busiest rail routes. Avanti has been operating the West […]

5 months ago
Preston goes Inter-City Electric… eventually

B.R. Float, Preston Guild 1972 Pic: Preston Digital Archive The year 2024 marks the 50th anniversary of the electrification of the West Coast Main Line through Preston. The London to Glasgow travel time was reduced to five hours. The […]

5 months ago
Preston’s lost garages and what is left of the West Lancashire line?

Bradshaw’s Garage in Marsh Lane Pic: Preston Digital Archive There are some interesting connections between early motor car makers and the railways in Preston. In the early 20th century Preston had a good number of motor car garages. It […]

6 months ago
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