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.

HS2 axe could impact hoped ‘transformative’ Preston investment

An artist's impression of the Station Gateway Square Hopes for transformative investment and new jobs in Preston could be dashed in the wake of today’s expected decision to scrap the HS2 link to Manchester. That is the warning […]

8 months ago
Preston plans and schemes, more lost railways and the original M6 plans

The M6 Samlesbury junction rebuild, 1993 Pic: Preston Digital Archive Studying old plans can lead to interesting discoveries. One such discovery reveals another of Preston’s lost railways. Also, the origin of the UK’s motorways goes back further than you might […]

8 months ago
Preston’s week in the BBC Breakfast spotlight with Dan Snow and railway chaos

Dan Snow was on BBC Breakfast and gave insight into Preston's important role down the centuries Pic: BBC Breakfast Preston has been experiencing its place in the BBC Breakfast spotlight this week. The city first appeared after being the subject of hundreds of people becoming stuck at Preston Station […]

8 months ago
Mick’s Hut to the rescue after train cancellations leave 50 Glaswegian schoolchildren stranded in Preston

Mick's Hut Pic: Google Mick’s Hut has become an unlikely hero to 50 Glaswegian schoolchildren and their teachers. The city centre takeaway provided cut-price chips to the contingent from Greenfaulds High School after they […]

8 months ago
HS2 director to update Preston and Lancashire businesses

An update is being given to Preston and Lancashire businesses on where HS2’s future is up to. The high-speed rail scheme, which is currently under review by the Prime Minister […]

8 months ago
Major delays between Preston and Ormskirk after level crossing crash

The tractor and train at the crossing Pic: British Transport Police Major delays to rail services between Preston and Ormskirk are being experienced due to a crash at a level crossing. The crash is understood to be at the Bee Lane […]

9 months ago
Preston’s ‘dismal, dilapidated’ station and the early railways

Preston's first station in 1860 Pic: Preston Digital Archive Preston’s first railway entered the town in October 1838. There was much celebration as the journey time from Preston to Wigan was reduced to half an hour compared to three […]

9 months ago
Leader of Preston City Council speaks out against plans to shut Preston Railway Station ticket office

Councillor Matthew Brown The Leader of Preston City Council has spoken out against plans to close Preston Railway Station’s ticket office. Proposals for the future of railways outline how ticket offices would be scrapped and […]

9 months ago
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