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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.

Avanti West Coast worker helps highlight early menopause

Hellen Briscoe has been working to raise the menopause amongst Avanti workers Pic: Avanti West Coast A Preston woman has been helping her colleagues talk openly about the menopause. Hellen Briscoe was diagnosed with perimenopause at the age of 37 and approached Avanti West Coast about […]

10 months ago
Preston Railway Station roof needs major overhaul

Preston Railway Station roof Pic: BBC LDRS/WSP/Network Rail A major refurbishment of the roof of Preston railway station is planned after decorative cast iron adornments plunged onto the platforms and track below. Ahead of the overhaul – a […]

10 months ago
Appeal to find missing 18-year-old last seen at Preston Railway Station

Ethan Rydeheard Police are asking for help to find a missing 18-year-old last seen at Preston Railway Station. Ethan Rydeheard, who is missing from the Rossendale area, was last seen at 6.50pm […]

10 months ago
Preston from the air, then and now

Preston town centre in 1949 Pic: Preston Digital Archive The town centre There are many aerial views of Preston from the past, and comparing them with today’s views is interesting. The first image was taken in 1949 and shows […]

10 months ago
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Rail strike on Saturday 29 July will affect Avanti, Transpennine Express and Northern services from Preston Railway Station

Preston Station Pic: Donna Clifford Passengers planning to travel from Preston Railway Station are being advised of strike action this Saturday (29 July). Industrial action by the RMT means there will be limited rail services […]

10 months ago
Preston Railway Station ticket office to shut as part of rail proposals

The front of Preston Station Pic: Donna Clifford Preston Railway Station may no longer have a ticket office under new proposals. Plans for the future of railways outline how ticket offices would be scrapped and replaced with ‘multi-skilled […]

11 months ago
Preston Station’s secret World War I underground platform and stables

The room known as the Bakehouse Pic: Jessica Flynn Underneath Preston Station there is a little known area, the bakehouse siding. The siding is still there as of 2023. There are also passages and rooms that are now used […]

11 months ago
Man jailed for abusing, spitting and attacking police at Preston Railway Station

A man has been jailed for attacking and abusing police officers and staff at Preston Railway Station. Callumer Rutherford, 29, of Harcourt Road, Lancaster pleaded guilty to two counts of […]

12 months ago
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