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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.

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 […]

1 year ago
South Ribble MP tells Avanti West Coast passengers are ‘fed up’ of continued poor service

Avanti West Coast LGBTQ+ Pride Train The managing director of Avanti West Coast has spoken to the South Ribble MP about the train operator‚Äôs poor service. Andy Mellors talked with Katherine Fletcher in Westminster last week […]

1 year ago
Preston’s city streets feature in new music video

The video for Ginnel's Is Real, directed by John Edward Turner, features a girl's journey across Preston to The Ferret. Preston‚Äôs city streets provide the backdrop to a new music video released by local band Ginnel. Preston train station, the bus station, Preston Market Hall, Avenham and Miller Parks and […]

1 year ago
The Preston and Wyre Railway line and the original, now lost station

A hand-coloured postcard showing the original Preston and Wyre goods shed Pic: Preston Digital Archive The Preston and Wyre Railway opened in 1840, shortly after the West Coast Main Line had reached Preston. The original aim was to link the agricultural areas of the the […]

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Preston Railway Station to see four weekends of no trains due to engineering works

West Coast main line passengers are being urged to plan their journeys ahead of four weekends of essential railway improvements at Preston station. Network Rail is investing ¬£1.5m to upgrade […]

1 year ago
Preston and District Model Railway Society and Ribble Steam Railway spring events

The model railway at the Ribble Steam Railway museum Pic: Geoff Whittaker Spring 2023 sees a couple of events that are of interest to railway and history fans. The Preston Model Railway Society’s exhibition is held in March, and The Ribble Steam […]

1 year ago
Preston in 1973: Guild Hall opens, Led Zeppelin banned

The junction of Friargate and Ringway in 1973 Pic: Preston Digital Archive Fifty years ago the country was undergoing an upheaval that was worse than today. There was a double energy crisis with an oil embargo from the Arab nations, such as […]

1 year ago
Preston’s historical sites as they are now, a photo special

The North Union Railway bridge in summer Pic: Geoffrey Whittaker Many of Preston‚Äôs historic structures, parks and buildings are still in use today. In this photo special we look at what can be visited and how the sites have developed […]

1 year ago
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