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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.

Preston then and now, aerial images from the 1950s and 60s show massive changes

Preston Docks in 1952 Pic: Preston Digital Archive Over the years many aerial images have been taken of Preston. Here we take at look at the changes wrought by time by comparing modern aerial images with ones from the […]

2 years ago
Railway memories of Preston, the first station

The first Preston Station, 1862 Pic: Preston Digital Archive The first Preston station was a ramshackle affair with poor track design, along with no footbridges or subways. It grew up piecemeal and had buildings from different eras crammed together. […]

2 years ago
Two more Changing Places toilets could be coming to Preston

One of the Changing Places facilities will be at the Moor Park pavilion Pic: Tony Worrall The government has awarded Preston City Council a grant of ÂŁ60,000 from the Changing Places Fund, to assist with installing two changing places facilities that meet the needs of severely […]

2 years ago
Next stage of Preston Station regeneration agreed

An artist's impression of the Station Gateway Square Preston City Council has agreed a detailed report on the Preston Station Quarter Regeneration Framework (SQRF). The SQRF was produced by a team of consultants, led by BDP, working on […]

2 years ago
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Appeal to find missing 15-year-old from Leyland

Millie Police are appealing for help to find a missing 15-year-old from Leyland. Officers are becoming increasingly concerned about Millie, who hasn’t been seen or heard from since 8.30pm on Friday […]

2 years ago
Preston’s Dick, Kerr Ladies honoured in new rail firm postcards

Two rail firms have launched a postcard series as part of an ongoing project honouring the legacy of the record-breaking women’s football team Dick, Kerr Ladies. The project, created by […]

2 years ago
Avanti West Coast urge rail passengers not to travel during Wednesday strikes

Another view of the refurbished platform at Preston Station As the rail network prepares for more strikes, customers are advised to only travel if absolutely necessary on Wednesday 27 July. Avanti West Coast will be running approximately 25 per […]

2 years ago
Preston loses bid to house Great British Railway Headquarters

An artist's impression of the Station Gateway Square Preston will not progress in a competition to determine the home of the Great British Railway Headquarters after losing its bid before the shortlist stage. The national contest saw over […]

2 years ago
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