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CLITHEROE LINE

During the period

18 July to 22 August 2015

the line between

Blackburn & Bolton

will be closed completely

and a special service

will operate.

 

For details (pdf format)

click the links below

 

 

To read the illustrated

'Darwen Doubling'- Fact Sheet

click here

 

01/07/2015

 

 

 

 

DALESRAIL 2015

For further information

click panel below

 

Click above image to read content

(Courtesy Community Rail Lancashire)

10/04/2015

 

 

 

RVRNews

Thenx& Now

Photos

(Picture Gallery 1A)

 

Photo: R. Greenwood

 

Photo: B. Haworth

13/03/2015

 

 

 

RVRNews

Front Cover Photos

(Picture Gallery 1)

 

Major Update

Photo: B. Haworth

24/02/2015

 

 

 

FARNWORTH TUNNEL

 

To view details of the

Forthcoming Upgrade

click below

 

 

 

 

 

Two Together Railcard

Click above for details

and to buy online

08/06/2015

 

 

 

 

RAIL ROVERS

North of England

Click below for complete listing

Photo: S. Clarke

08/06/2015

 

 

 

 

IRISH RAILWAYS

Additional Station Galleries

 

by

Brian Haworth

(Photos & Text)

&

Nigel Kirby

(Timetables, Maps & Layout)

Click on images below

WESTPORT

(Co. Mayo)

 

 

DUBLIN

Connolly

Heuston

Pearse

Docklands

Tara Street

 

26/01/2015

 

 

STEEL WHEELS

&

RUBBER TYRES

Volume 3

 

by the late

Geoffrey Hilditch O.B.E.

 

will be published

later this year

(July / Aug ?)

 

by

Venture Publications, Glossop

 

whose retail outlet is MDS Books,

website http://www.mdsbooks.co.uk

 

To pre-order the book

click here

16/01/2015

 

 

IRISH RAILWAYS

 

Additional Station Galleries

 

Clara, Tullamore, Oranmore

Sligo

& Sligo Quay Branch

 

Ballymote, Boyle

& Collooney

 

Claremorris

Castlebar

 

Irish Bridges

 

by Brian Haworth

Click below

and access the

Irish Stations Index

Then

scroll down

13/01/2015

 

 

 

ALTERNATIVE MENUS

for the following sections

may be accessed

by clicking below:

or

just scroll down

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(or see right and then scroll up & down)

 

Explore & Enjoy

07/01/2015

 

 

 

FARES

from

RIBBLE VALLEY STATIONS

CLITHEROE LINE

 

To view fares from selected stations

from 2 Jan 2015

 

click below

 

Fares from other stations

may be obtained by

using a Journey Planner

29/12/2014

 

 

 

Manchester Metrolink

Airport Link

now open

Click below

for revised network map

& other information

04/11/2014

 

 

 

DELPH DONKEY

Important Update

Please click below

15/11/2014

 

 

 

DEATH RAILWAY

'Bridge Over The River Kwai'

Re-visited October 2014

by

Colin Carr

Mortality Statistics

now included

26/10/2014

 

 

 

LLANGOLLEN

Steam Railway

 

visited

October 2014

 

by

Peter Bleasdale

 

20/10/2014

 

 

 

IRISH BOG RAILWAYS

Part 3

(New Gallery)

by

Brian Haworth

08/10/2014

 

 

 

PORTHMADOG

to

CAERNARFON

(Welsh Highland Railway)

 

Visited Sept 2014

(SuperPower Weekend)

by

Peter Bleasdale

Updated

22/09/2014

 

 

 

AWAYDAY

in

THAILAND

by

Colin Carr

10/09/2014

 

 

 

 

For details click above

or scroll down

 

 

 

 

LLANGOLLEN

Steam Railway

 

Gala Weekend

July 2014

 

by

Peter Bleasdale

31/07/2014

 

 

 

 

InterRail Passes

Click image for details

22/07/2014

 

 

 

 

ISLE OF WIGHT

Steam & Electric Railways

Visited June 2014

by

Peter Bleasdale

05/07/2014

 

 

 

 

The

'TOPPER CHOPPER'

visits

HORROCKSFORD

31 May 2014

by

Ted Buckley

21/06/2014

 

 

 

 

 

Click either image to enlarge

 

Copies of the above

are available

from the usual outlets

printed on 'Business Card'

19/05/2014

 

 

 

 

Click above for details

23/05/2014

 

 

 

 

To view a gallery of 27 photos

courtesy Network Rail

of the

Storm Damage at Dawlish

(February 2014)

click below

 

To view photos of the refurbishment

prior to the re-opening of the line

click below

02/04/2014

 

 

 

 

LOW MOOR

LEVEL CROSSING

CLITHEROE

by David Butterworth

 

Major update

15 Dec 2013

 

Click below for details

 

 

 

 

 

Visit of

TORNADO

NW England

14 April 2010

 

Major Update

 

Click below to read

Tornado crossing Arnside Viaduct

 

Also includes

Additional Photos, Maps

& Commentary

courtesy Derek Walmsley

(Furness Line Action Group)

07/11/2013

 

 

 

DALES RAILCARD

Now available to those living in

Clitheroe & Whalley

with a BB7 postcode

Click below for details

22/10/2013

 

 

 

FORTH BRIDGE

Details of proposed

new viewing area

Click below to view

Courtesy Network Rail

05/09/2013

 

 

 

 

TODMORDEN CURVE

&

HOLME TUNNEL

 

Engineering Details

 

Requires PowerPoint

to view (5MB)

(Click either photo)

13/08/2013

 

 

 

Virgin

PENDOLINOS

at

Rugeley - Crewe - Brock

Warrington - Acton Bridge

Langho Bank

 

Click photo below

 

Ted Buckley

 

Gallery 12

04/08/2013

 

 

 

 

METROSHUTTLE

Free Travel

in Manchester City Centre

Click below to view enlarged map

28/07/2013

 

 

 

 

BIRMINGHAM

NEW STREET

 

Update

Click link immediately below

Half-time switch over

 

Courtesy Network Rail

 

 

 

PAIGNTON - DARTMOUTH

Steam Railway

by

Simon Clarke

Gallery 15

 

 

 

 

GALLERY 20

Welshpool

to

Llanfair Caereinion

Light Railway

Richard Watts

 

 

 

New

RVR MEMBERSHIP

Leaflet

 

may be obtained from

 

Clitheroe Interchange

& other outlets

 

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Designed by Dean Weaver

 

 

 

 

Photo Gallery

 

 

 

NUNEATON NORTH CHORD

now open

Click the above panel

for details of this

Important New Freight Link

 

Battlefield Line Feature

(Nuneaton - Market Bosworth - Ashby)

now added

 

 

 

 

EAST LANCS TIMETABLE

Jan - June 1957

Includes Great Harwood Loop

 

 

 

STALYBRIDGE

UPGRADE

 

 

 

 

NAMED TRAINS

 

 

 

06/05/2015

 

 

 

Lancashire Rail Ramblers

 

Visit their new website

 

 

Guided Walks Programme

18/05/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome

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website

of

 

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The User Group for the Clitheroe Line

 

 

Website Designer

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CRL Website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latest

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Train Times

 

 

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Stations Made Easy

Facilities, PARKING, Layout

 

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Services until Sun 4 Oct 2015

including Weekdays & Sundays

 

CLITHEROE Line

TT12

Click below for details

Timetable ONLY

 

See panel below for the period

18 July to 22 August 2015

 

CLITHEROE Line

TT12

During the period

18 July to 22 August 2015

the line between

Blackburn & Bolton

will be closed completely

and a special train/bus service will operate.

 

For details (pdf format)

click the links below

 

 

To read the

illustrated & informative

'Darwen Doubling'- Fact Sheet

click here

 

 

ADVANCE NOTICE

DalesRail 2015

Both

Sunday 19 JulyX and XSunday 23 August

DalesRail will not operate due to major signalling work

in the Blackburn Area

 

Buses will connect into Leeds - Carlisle services

at Hellifield

 

For further information

click here

 

 

YORK - BLACKPOOL North

Sunday 19 July

A revised timetable will operate.

 

For further information

click here

 

 

 

For details of ALL services

revised due to Farnworth Tunnel Engineering Work

affecting both

Northern & FTPE Lines

see below

 

Clitheroe - Blackburn

Todmorden - Accrington

Bolton

& Manchester

 

TT12 (Timetables ONLY)

 

X

Bolton

- Manchester

& Manchester Airport

 

 

TT11

 

X

Manchester

& Manchester Airport

Southport

& Kirkby

 

TT14

 

 

 

       

Blackpool North

Lancaster - Preston

Wigan - Bolton

to Manchester

& Manchester Airport

 

 

For further information

&

links to

 

FirstTransPennineExpress

Timetables

 

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Video LInk below

 

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SLEEPER SERVICES

(from 17 May 2015)

 

 

British

Transport Police

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ticket Alert Service

Useful for Advance Bookings

 

 

BUS

Timetables

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DALESRAIL 2015

For further information

click panel below

(Courtesy Community Rail Lancashire)

 

 

 

Railtour Info 2015 Tours

 

 

Real Time Train Reports

 

 

 

Stations Made Easy

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Other

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TRAIN OPERATING COMPANIES' WEBSITES

To access, click on the corresponding logo

       

Worth browsing

for Special Offers

       

 

Network Rail

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upgrading of Farnworth Tunnel

Preliminary details may be viewed by clicking below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to our Website

 

Sometimes up to over 4000 visitors

and 238,000 “hits” in a single week

tell the good news that we have a

mine of interesting information inside.

 

We hope you are enjoying your visit

and will explore further

 

 

Would you like to get our

all-colour magazine, RVRNews, as well?

 

It's published four times a year,

and is free to members.

 

Why not have a look at a

New

Sample Issue

 

RVRNews 106

 

by clicking the photo

on the right?

 

To read

RVRNews 109

(the latest issue)

 

why not join RVR, and obtain your free copy?

 

Membership Details - on how to do this

are included below

and elsewhere on this website.

 

Right: Front Cover RVRNews 106

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Front Cover photos

will be found in Picture Gallery 1 by

clicking here

 

 

 

Better still, we think that you would be proud to be involved with our work of helping to bring

an always improving train service to the Ribble Valley and through Darwen, all the way to Manchester.

 

Current “hot topics” are:

 

•  Doubling of the line by the insertion of one-mile-long passing loops

either side of Darwen Station to help punctuality,

and allow a genuine half-hour service from Blackburn to Manchester

 

•  Increasing the length of platforms along the Ribble Valley

to make them suitable for three or four car trains - COMPLETED

 

•  Extending the passenger service, on existing tracks, to Hellifield and beyond,

giving services to Lancaster, Skipton, Leeds and Carlisle.

This would bring York, Scarborough and Scotland into easy reach.

It would also bring Manchester Airport within an easy train ride

from all stations to Carlisle.

 

Sounds good? Sounds exciting? Help it happen, come to our OPEN Committee Meetings,

and get the inside information from Northern Rail and Network Rail. Even join the committee . . .

 

Annual Subscription is from £6.00 only . . . .

 

RVR MEMBERSHIP

Leaflet

 

may be obtained from

 

Clitheroe Interchange

& other outlets

 

Click right to view

 

 

Designed by Dean Weaver

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 

 

To download the Membership Form

 

click the link below now,

then print out and fill in the form.

 

It's that easy !

 

 

 

Revised February 2015

 

 

xCLITHEROE LINE
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How to travel by train or ship...  

 

Maybe you don't like flying, or are concerned about air travel's contribution to global warming.

Or perhaps you just prefer real  travel by train or ship, where the journey is part of the adventure... 

 

Either way, 'The Man in Seat Sixty-One' will tell you how to travel overland

comfortably & affordably

 

where you might think that air was now the only option.

 

 

... within the UK & Ireland

Train times & fares for train travel in Britain:  UK page

How to travel from Britain to Ireland by train+ferry:   Ireland page, Northern Ireland page .

 

... from the UK to Europe

How to travel by train from the UK to almost any country in Europe:  Europe page

 

 

... in Asia, Africa, America, Australasia

How to travel by train or ship from the UK to & within countries worldwide: 

Use the site map or search the site

 

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ARTICLES MENU

 

LMS Leyland Rail Bus

 

Click on the underlined letter to read the article

 

(A) A LINE THAT NEVER WAS

The Burnley, Clitheroe and Sabden Railway

by Brian Haworth

 

 

(B) A SHORT WINTER STROLL WITH RAILWAY INTEREST

A walk around the Martholme Viaduct on the North Lancashire Loop Line

(aka The Great Harwood Loop)

by Brian Haworth

 

 

(C) SCHOOLWAYS FOR SCHOOL DAYS

The Delph to Oldham Line ( aka "The Delph Donkey" )

by Geoffrey Hilditch O.B.E. / Nigel Kirby

 

 

(D) HORROCKSFORD BRANCH

Map - History - Photos - Current Scene - Detailed Walk in the area

by Brian Haworth / Bill Briggs

 

plus photos taken by Ken Roberts, John Matthews, Ted Buckley, and also Ken Geddes & Simon Clarke, viewed when visiting Gallery 11 - Cement Section

a gallery, which complements the above.

 

 

(E) The FELLSMAN 2009

Illustrated Feature - narrative & photos

by Ted Buckley

To visit Ted's Photo Gallery No.12, click here

Other photos of The Fellsman,

taken by Simon Clarke and Peter Bleasdale

are located in Gallery 7

 

 

(F) CHATBURN STATION BRIDGE RECONSTRUCTION

Scheme Information update November 2009 in pdf format

giving a progress report of this important project.

 

 

(G) A STATIONMASTER'S LIFE AT WILPSHIRE IN THE 1880S

Illustrated Article - narrative & photos

by Craig Ward

 

(H) THE CUMBRIAN COAST TORNADO - 14 April 2010

Illustrated Article - narrative & photos

by Ted Buckley & Nigel Kirby

with additional photographs by Simon Clarke,

Derek Walmsley (FLAG) & Duncan Holden

 

(I) The FELLSMAN 2010

Illustrated Feature - narrative & photos

by Ted Buckley

 

(J) The LMS LEYLAND RAIL BUS

Illustrated Article - narrative & photos

by Brian Haworth

 

(K) BRIDGES

Pictorial Selection of those spanning disused lines

by Brian Haworth

 

 

(L) STAINMORE RAILWAY COMPANY

A visit to the Kirkby Stephen East Heritage Centre

by Brian Haworth

 

 

(M) RAILS AROUND HARROGATE

A pictorial feature with map

by Brian Haworth

 

(N) The FELLSMAN 2011

Illustrated Feature - narrative & photos

by Ted Buckley

 

 

(O) ILKLEY, SHIPLEY & SALTAIRE Stations

Illustrated Feature - narrative, photos, old timetables & historical map for this area

by Brian Haworth & Nigel Kirby

 

 

RAMBLES FROM RIBBLE VALLEY LINE STATIONS

(P) Walk from Entwistle Station via Sough

Starting and finishing at Entwistle Station - sketch map included

6½ miles but is rather strenuous with about 500 - 600 ft

of climbing and descent.

by Ken Geddes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X
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WORLD RAILWAYS

X
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Click the underlined letter to view the following photo galleries:

 

(A) XPOLAND

(B) XTHAILAND

(C) XBRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAIxx (THAILAND)

(D)X LOCOMOTIVES OF ERITREA & THE FAR EASTX (includes JAVA & CHINA)

(E) XROCKY MOUNTAIN RAILWAYSx (CANADA)

(F) XALASKA

(G) XISLE OF MAN (MANX) RAILWAYS

 

(H) XEUROPEAN MISCELLANY

( I )XWUPPERTAL SCHWEBEBAHN x(Wuppertal Suspension Railway)

(J) XAUSTRALIAN RAILWAYS ("The Ghan", "Indian-Pacific", Sydney Central Station et al )

(K)XCHINAx (Almost the last days of Industrial Steam)

(L) XSICILY

(M) XAMSTERDAM

(N) XSIEGEN RAILWAY MUSEUM, GERMANY

(O) XNEW ZEALAND

 

(P) XIRISH RAILWAYS (Belfast & Antrim)

(Q) XIRISH STATIONS (Index) + Rail Map of Ireland

(R) XIRISH RAILWAYS

(S) XIRISH BOG RAILWAYS

(T)X IRISH BRADSHAW TIMETABLES (1910, 1922 & 1938)

(U) XDUBLIN STATIONS GALLERY - Connolly - Heuston - Pearse - Tara Street - Docklands

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Somerset Railway

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PICTURE GALLERY

To view depicted railway click either photo

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Bluebell Railway

 

 

 

Gallery 1 RVRNews Front Covers

Gallery 1A RVRNews Then & Now Photos

Gallery 2 Santa Services - Includes Photo Gallery of Santa Special to Hellifield on 8 Dec 2012

Gallery 3 Ken Robertsx Now includes photo of Penn Station NYC taken at 3.18 p.m. on 11 Sept 2001.

 

Gallery 4 Colin Carr (also see Gallery 13)

Gallery 5 Ken Geddes (also see Galleries 11 & 13)

Gallery 6 Hellifield Photos of Upgrade October 2012

 

Gallery 7 Special Traffic on the Clitheroe Line Part 1

Freightliner 70005 at Blackburn (Alan Bowles)

DB Schenker 60011 at Accrington (Simon Clarke & Brian Haworth)

Royal Train at Accrington (Simon Clarke)

Leander at Ramsgreave & Wilpshire (Graham Dudley)

En-route through Pimlico - Log Trains (Dean Weaver)

On Accrington Viaduct - Bitumen tanks (Brian Haworth)

DalesRail 2011 - Inaugural Service displaying its new wrap (Simon Clarke)

Gypsum Train on Cobwall Viaduct Blackburn (Simon Clarke)

London Midland City units at Accrington (Simon Clarke)

Arriva units on the line (Brian Haworth & Simon Clarke)

Unusual Traffic crossing Whalley Viaduct (Brian Haworth & Simon Clarke)

 

Gallery 7 Special Traffic on the Clitheroe Line Part 2

Resignalling at Whalley Station - (Alan Bowles)

Locomotive Working at Horrocksford Junction on 4 Nov 2009

Incident at Horrocksford Junction on 23 Sept 2009

'The Fellsman' at Blackburn and Clitheroe on 12 August 2009

 

Gallery 8 Blackburn Station - Past & Present

Gallery 9 Darwen, Lower Darwen, Spring Vale & Entwistle

Gallery 10 In and around Clitheroe

 

Gallery 11 Miscellaneous Gallery

Platform Extensions - Clitheroe Line Autumn 2011

Engineering Work in and around the Ribble Valley

Castle Cement Traffic returns to Horrocksford

Chorley Flying Arches

Major Track Renewal - Blackburn to Clitheroe - Nov 2008

Extensive and detailed coverage

Track renewal at Clitheroe - Spring 2009

Primrose Viaduct Clitheroe - Preparatory Engineering Work

 

Gallery 12 Ted Buckley

The 'Topper Chopper' Rail Tour from Crewe to Horrocksford Cement Works

Virgin Pendolinos

Mid-Hants Line

Reading in transition

Steam in Ribble Valley (contributor)

Siegen Railway Museum, Westphalia, Germany

The Yorkshire Coronation - 10 April 2010

The Fellsman - illustrated article with access link provided and much more

The Cumbrian Tornado 14 April 2010 - to view click here

 

Gallery 13 World Railways

Irish Bog Railways Part 3

Awayday in Thailand Sept 2014

Amsterdam, Australia (slide show format, with photo enhancement),

China (almost final days of industrial steam), Germany, Isle of Man, Poland, Sicily, Thailand, New Zealand,

Irish Railways : Northern Ireland : Irish Stations (with map) : Dublin Stations Gallery

 

Gallery 14 Brian Haworth

James Bond Locomotive - SKYFALL - 82231

Knaresborough Viaduct

Coal working on Langho Bank

Scenes around West Lancashire (St.Helens Jct. & Huyton)

Farnworth & Moses Gate

Maghull Station

 

Gallery 15 Simon Clarke

Birmingham Moor Street

Paignton - Dartmouth Steam Railway

National Rail Museum SouthYard

Freight in the Horrocksford Area

Tangmere in the Ribble Valley

St Ives Branch

South Devon (Totnes - Buckfastleigh) & Lakeside to Haverthwaite Heritage Railways - with maps

Lostwithiel - Fowey (China Clay Traffic) - with maps

 

Gallery 16 Peter Bleasdale

Porthmadog - Caernarfon visit Sept 2014

Llangollen Steam Railway

July 2014

October 2014

Isle of Wight Steam & Electric Railway June 2014

Porthmadog Gala visit Sept 2013

Porthmadog visit May 2014

Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway

North Yorkshire Moors Railway (updated with larger photos)

 

West Somerset Railway (Bishop's Lydeard - Minehead) Heritage Railway

Bluebell Railway

Ellenroad Steam Museum, near Rochdale

Ffestiniog Railway

Welsh Highland Railway

Model Railway at Gilling East

 

Gallery 17 Alan Watson

Severn Valley Railway - Gala Day 24 Sept 2011

Great Central Railway - with map

East Lancashire Railway - with map

 

Gallery 18 Snow in the Ribble Valley during Winter 2009/2010

Gallery 19 Steam in the Ribble Valley - Photos

Gallery 19T Details of Steam Rail Tours

 

Gallery 20 Richard Watts

Welshpool - Llanfair Caereinion Light Railway

Dartmoor Railway

West Somerset Railway

Northern Ireland - Antrim & Newry

Bluebell Railway- Direct link - much quicker

 

Gallery 21 Dean Weaver - Scenes around Blackburn, Ribble Valley and Preston

Gallery 22 Graham Dudley

Gallery 23 Steve Houlker - Archive Photos - P'way Gang photos

Gallery 24 Alan Bowles Whalley, Blackburn & Ribble Valley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 

 

Map 21

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RVR

HISTORICAL RAIL MAPS

(Drawn to scale by Nigel Kirby)

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Map 15

 
 

XX To view Index usingXx THUMBNAIL MAPS X arranged Geographicallyx

click hereXX

 

Map

No.

AREA
1
NORTH LANCS & SOUTH CUMBRIA (Ravenglass - Barrow - Morecambe - Clapham)
2
SOLWAY FIRTH & NORTH CUMBRIA (Annan - Appleby - Sellafield)
3
RAILWAYS of EAST LANCASHIRE (Blackburn - Clitheroe - Skipton - Bolton - Oldham)
3A
RAILWAYS & Waterways of NORTH EAST LANCASHIRE (Blackburn - Clitheroe - Colne)
4
LITTLE NORTH WESTERN (Carnforth - Glasson Dock - Hellifield)
5
RIBBLE VALLEY LINE (Blackburn - Clitheroe - Hellifield) XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXCLITHEROE LINE
5A
SETTLE & CARLISLE XXXXXXX Special version
6
WEST LANCASHIRE (Fleetwood - Aintree - Wigan)
7
SOUTH LANCASHIRE, CHESHIRE & NORTH STAFFS (Golborne - Godley Jct. - Stone)
8
WEST MIDLANDS & STH. STAFFS (Stafford - Birmingham - Burton-on-Trent)
9
EAST MIDLANDS (Derby, Leicester, Leamington, Bedford & Grantham)
10
PEAK DISTRICT (Stalybridge - Sheffield - Ambergate - Leek - Stockport)
11
MERSEYSIDE, WIRRAL, CHESHIRE & WELSH BORDERS
12
DERBY, NOTTINGHAM, CHESTERFIELD, LINCOLN & SLEAFORD
13
IRISH RAILWAYS (Mainly Current Rail Network - ongoing map development)
14
HALIFAX, STAINLAND, SOWERBY BRIDGE, RISHWORTH xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx(Trains & Halifax Trams)
15
YORK, MALTON, BRIDLINGTON, HULL, SELBY, KNOTTINGLEY & GOOLE
16
SCUNTHORPE, GRIMSBY, LOUTH, SKEGNESS, LINCOLN & GAINSBOROUGH
17
TEBAY - KIRKBY STEPHEN - BARNARD CASTLEc Eden Valley Line over Stainmore
18
NORTH EAST ENGLAND (Newcastle - Thirsk - Scarborough - Whitby - Redcar)
19
PORTHMADOG, ABERYSTWTH, WREXHAM & SHREWSBURY
20
HEREFORD, SHREWSBURY, KIDDERMINSTER, GLOUCESTER & LYDNEY
21
PORTHMADOG, HOLYHEAD, BANGOR, LLANDUDNO, LLANBERIS & RUABON
22
HEREFORD - LLANIDLOES - BUILTH - BRECON - CRAVEN ARMS - PRESTEIGN
23
PENZANCE, TRURO, FOWEY, ST. IVES, NEWQUAY, FALMOUTH, BODMIN, PADSTOW & WENFORD BRIDGE
24

LOOE, PLYMOUTH, TAVISTOCK. OKEHAMPTON, BARNSTAPLE, LYNTON, BIDEFORD, APPLEDORE & ILFRACOMBE

24A

RAILWAYS OF NORTH DEVON xxXXxxxxHeritage Railways included xxxxxxxxxxx

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Map drawn at the request of xCombe Rail (Ilfracombe Branch Project)

25
MINEHEAD, TAUNTON, EXETER, HONITON, NEWTON ABBOT, PAIGNTON, KINGSWEAR & TOTNES
26
TAUNTON, BRIDGWATER, SHEPTON MALLET, YEOVIL, WEYMOUTH, LYME REGIS & SEATON
27
NEWPORT, CHEPSTOW, BRISTOL, BATH, RADSTOCK, WESTON-SUPER-MARE, CLEVEDON & SEVERN BEACH
28
SOUTH MIDLANDS & COTSWOLDS (Worcester, Gloucester, Swindon, Didcot)
29
SWINDON, SALISBURY, BOURNEMOUTH, SOUTHAMPTON, PORTSMOUTH, BASINGSTOKE, READING, SLOUGH & GUILDFORD
30
ISLE OF WIGHT
31
LONDON
32
CLAPHAM JUNCTION
33

GUILDFORD, SURBITON, WIMBLEDON, EAST CROYDON, BRIGHTON, CATERHAM, EAST GRINSTEAD (for Bluebell Railway),

HORSTED KEYNES, SEVENOAKS

34
ROMFORD, SOUTHEND, MARGATE, MAIDSTONE, CANTERBURY, DOVER, HASTINGS, EASTBOURNE, Kent High Speed Line
35
SOUTH MIDLANDS & CHILTERNS (Brackley, Aylesbury, Bletchley & St. Albans)
36
EAST ANGLIA (Peterborough, Thetford, Bury St.Edmunds, Ipswich, Stevenage, Bedford, Cambridge, Harwich & Lowestoft
37
ESSEX (Stevenage, Hatfield, Bishop's Stortford, Chelmsford, Colchester, Wood Green, South Tottenham & Romford)
38
NORFOLK (Yarmouth, Sheringham, Melton Constable, Beccles & Norwich)
39
MIDLAND & GREAT NORTHERN JOINT and Other Lines around Spalding
40
KEIGHLEY, ILKLEY, HARROGATE, BRADFORD, LEEDS, SELBY, YORK & RIPON
41
HALIFAX, HUDDERSFIELD, DEWSBURY, WAKEFIELD, & BARNSLEY
42
CARLISLE, ALSTON, HEXHAM, REEDSMOUTH, MORPETH, NEWCASTLE, CONSETT, DURHAM
43
ABERYSTWYTH, FISHGUARD, MILFORD HAVEN, CARMARTHEN, SWANSEA, NEATH, & LLANDOVERY
44
NEATH, BRECON, ABERGAVENNY, MERTHR TYDFILL, ABERDARE, NEWPORT & CARDIFF (Welsh Valleys)
45
STRANRAER, GIRVAN, DUMFRIES, GRETNA ,SILLOTH & ASPATRIA
46
GIRVAN, AYR, ARDROSSAN, KILMARNOCK, MAUCHLINE, CARSTAIRS, DOLPHINTON & MOFFAT
47

LOCKERBIE, DOLPHINTON, PEEBLES, GALASHIELS, ROTHBURY, HAWICK & REEDSMOUTH

xxxxxXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXxxxxxXxxxx Waverley Route - Central Section

48
COLDSTREAM - ALNWICK - ALNMOUTH - MORPETH - WHITLEY BAY - PONTELAND
49

EDINBURGH - LEITH - FORTH BRIDGE - RESTON - BERWICK upon TWEED - TWEEDMOUTH

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXWaverley Route - Northern Section

50
CENTRAL EDINBURGH & LEITH
51
GLASGOW - MILNGAVIE - FALKIRK - MOTHERWELL - CARSTAIRS - STRATHAVEN

52

GLASGOW WEST - BALLOCH - ABERFOYLE- EAST KILBRIDE - LARGS - GOUROCK - PAISLEY
53
CALLANDER - CRIEFF - PERTH - STIRLING - ALLOA - LARBERT - DUNFERMLINE
54
PERTH - DUNDEE - ARBROATH - BRECHIN - FORFAR - ST. ANDREWS
55
ST.ANDREWS - LEVEN - KIRKCALDY - THORNTON JCT. - LADYBANK - LOCHTY
56
ABERDEEN - STONEHAVEN - MONTROSE - BALLATER - TORPHINS - DYCE - ALFORD
57
DYCE - INVERURIE - MAUD - FRASERBURGH - PETERHEAD - BODDAM - KEITH
58
ABERFELDY - PITLOCHRY - NEWTONMORE - KINGUSSIE - AVIEMORE - BOAT OF GARTEN
59
INVERNESS - DINGWALL - FORRES - ELGIN - PORTESSIE - CRAIGELLACHIE
60
OBAN - BALLACHULISH - FORT WILLIAM - RANNOCH - CRIANLARICH - KILLIN JCT.
61
FORT WILLIAM - GLENFINNAN - MALLAIG
62
SPEAN BRIDGE - FORT AUGUSTUS
63
DINGWALL - STRATHPEFFER - KYLE OF LOCHALSH
64
DINGWALL - INVERGORDON - DORNOCH - LAIRG - HELMSDALE - THURSO - WICK - LYBSTER

 

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'TOPPER CHOPPER'XXTour from Crewe to Horrocksford Cement Works (Near Clitheroe) on 31 May 2014 xx Route Map

 

 

 

   
 

 

HISTORICAL RAIL TIMETABLES

(BRADSHAW 1910, 1922, 1938)

& Others

 

Click below to access

Timetable Index

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A STATIONMASTER'S LIFE

at

WILPSHIRE

in the 1880s

 

by Craig Ward

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Journeys that start and finish outside the routes shown in red on ALL the maps below are NOT affected by the restrictions.

Hence journeys on the CLITHEROE LIne, which start and finish at stations between Clitheroe and Entwistle inclusive,

are NOT affected by the restrictions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTO OF THE MONTH

 

CUMBRIAN MOUNTAIN EXPRESS X2014

"Duchess of Sutherland"

on the last Cumbrian Mountain Express of the season

 

in full steam through Whalley

on 6th September 2014

Photo: A. Bowles

To visit Gallery 24 (Whalley), click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACoRP Information

 

 

To visit the website of ACoRP click photo

 

 

 

 

 

XXX
 

Click above to see details

of these twelve destinations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DalesRail 2015 commenced on Sunday 17 May 2015

For more information see below

 

 

DALESRAIL 2015

For further information

click panel below

 

Click above image to read content

(Courtesy Community Rail Lancashire)

 

 

 

 

 

HELLIFIELD TRANSFORMATION NOW COMPLETE

 

Network Rail has completed a project

to refurbish historic Hellifield Station

in the Yorkshire Dales.

 

Built of iron and glass,

the station canopy is over 130 years old

and was last refurbished in the mid 1990s.

 

Network Rail has now completed a £550,000 project

to repair and redecorate the station canopies structural steelwork

and replace all the glazing panels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 

Network Rail Area Director, Martin Frobisher, commented:

 

“This is a beautiful old building and the investment we have made to sympathetically refurbish it

will safeguard its future and allow passengers to continue to enjoy the station

for decades to come.”

 

 

The station is managed by Northern Rail

 

Richard Allan, Area Director for Northern Rail, said:

“Investment of this kind into our rural stations is extremely welcome

and Hellifield will hugely benefit from this refurbishment.

 

Our customers are now greeted by a brighter and more welcoming environment

and be able to enjoy the unique surroundings this historic station has to offer.”

 

 

Ruth Evans, from the Friends of Hellifield Station, added:

“It is great to see the work carried out to such a high standard on this magnificent station.

It is well worth a visit by using the famous Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line.

 

The Tea Rooms on the station are open most days

where you can enjoy a ‘Fireman's Breakfast'.

We would like to thank to Network Rail for their investment in this station.”

Text & photos courtesy Network Rail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DALES RAILCARD

 

 

Who can apply?


If you live between

 

Skipton and Carlisle (on the Leeds-Settle-Appleby-Carlisle line)

Skipton and Carnforth (on the Leeds-Morecambe line)

Carlisle and Brampton (on the Tyne Valley Carlisle-Newcastle line)

and your postcode is in one of the following areas:

or in Clitheroe or Whalley (Lancs)

CA 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17

DL 8, 11, 12

LA 2, 5, 6, 10

BD 23, 24

BB7

 

For further information, click below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copies of the above

are available from the usual outlets

printed on 'Business Card'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MANCHESTER METROLINK
XXXXUpdated 30 Dec 2014

Click map below to visit Metrolink website

(Fares, Timetables, Service Updates etc.)

Click here to view map of the FREE Manchester Metro Shuttle service

 

 

Detailed Street Maps of the new SOUTH MANCHESTER line


View the South Manchester line from Trafford Bar to St Werburgh's Road

x View the South Manchester line from St Werburgh's Road to East Didsbury

 

 

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METROSHUTTLE

Free Travel x in Manchester City Centre

 

For full details, click the map below

(Also click map for details of MetroShuttle services in Bolton, Oldham & Stockport)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

xxxxxx

Manchester - Blackburn - Hellifield - Carlisle

Passenger Service

Update

 
 

 

It is now many months since Ribble Valley Rail and Friends of the Settle & Carlisle Railway launched a survey to gauge demand for a Manchester - Carlisle service using the stretch of line from Clitheroe to Hellifield.

Daily services along this line were stopped in September 1962.

Since then, the line has been only lightly used for Summer Sunday services, occasional charter trains & freight traffic.

 
 

 
 

The project coordinators, Marjorie Birch from Ribble Valley Rail and Paul Levet from the Friends of Settle Carlisle Railway, are very pleased with the response with 2,600 surveys received & 41,000 promised journeys. Every response is being analysed & used to establish a business case for a new service. They would like to thank to everyone, who have taken the time to respond.

What has been especially noteworthy is the demand from Hellifield & Settle to travel to Manchester and Manchester Airport. Travellers from these areas can only get to Manchester at the moment by travelling to Leeds & then to Manchester.

The survey has also recorded a strong demand from the Ribble Valley to travel to the Dales & Scotland, which is very useful, since it confirms need for travel both north and south on the proposed service. The Clitheroe to Manchester line has been a great success with spiralling passenger numbers but this is an opportunity to improve passenger journey choices.

As well as easier rail travel to the Dales & Scotland Ribble Valley rail travellers can, if rail services were operated on the Clitheroe - Hellifield section look forward to access to Skipton and Lancaster by changing at Hellifield. Hellifield station is a great example of Victorian railway architecture with a welcoming café.

Paul Levet from the project team says:

“ It would be great to restore this station to its former glory when it was a very busy railway junction”

Responses have been received from all over the country but in good numbers from the Eden Valley, Preston, Lancaster, Bolton & Manchester.

Marjorie Birch from the project team commented:

“What has been especially significant is the support for the opening of the Clitheroe to Hellifield line, which is operational but under-utilised. This is a yawning gap in the national network and people are asking. Why should this be so when there is a line ready to use?

Inspired by the survey results, the project team have been considering options to promote: A Manchester-Carlisle service, as they began with, or a timetabled Manchester-Hellifield service complementing the Manchester to Clitheroe service.

Both these options join three railway lines, the Settle & Carlisle, Manchester to Clitheroe & the Lancaster/Morecambe to Leeds, and open up new markets to an operating company.

The project team are meeting with Network Rail, Department of Transport, Passenger Transport Executives, Northern Rail & other potential franchisees.

 

The team are continuing to record responses, so if you can use the service & have not responded or know someone, who could, please do so

online http://www.foscl.org.uk

or send an email to paul.levet59@gmail.com

or letter to:

Paul Levet, Jerusalem Hill, Gisburn Road, Bolton-By-Bowland, Clitheroe, Lancs BB7 4NP

 

answering the questions as shown above.

Paul Levet, Marjorie Birch

Project Co-ordinators

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 
MANCHESTER PICCADILLY
 
STATION CAR PARK IS EXTENDED TO 855 SPACES
 

 

 

 

The demand for rail travel from Manchester's Piccadilly station has increased so much that car drivers are regularly turned away from the multi storey car park because it is full.

Network Rail is tackling the problem by creating an extra 263 spaces.

Built in time for the Commonwealth Games that were held in Manchester in 2002, the existing multi storey car park and level deck alongside the station have 592 spaces in total. However, that is no longer enough as Liz Ratcliffe, Network Rail's commercial manager (retail) explains:

 

“When the car park was built, there were plenty of spaces for everyone. What couldn't have been predicted at the time was the phenomenal growth in demand for rail travel right across the country.

“That, plus the increase to three trains an hour to and from London from the end of 2008 means that on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays we frequently have to turn cars away.

“While our passenger satisfaction surveys are always very positive, the recurring theme is the lack of spaces at peak periods, which is why we are extending the car park.”

 

The extension is being built using pre-cast concrete. When completed the entire car park, including the original building, will be clad in a structural steel that weathers to a natural brown colour over a period of time.

It has been used successfully on other buildings in Manchester and is seen as a good choice of material for a structure adjacent to the brick warehouses and the station.

It also provides savings for Network Rail as it is a low-maintenance material that doesn't need painting or cleaning, which will help the company meet its cost efficiency targets.

 

The existing car park holds a Park Mark safer parking award, and Network Rail will apply for the entire car park to be re-assessed so that motorists can park in the knowledge that they are leaving their cars in a safe and secure environment.

 

The extended car park will be entered into the British Parking Awards and will also be considered for a number of design and architecture awards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHANGES TO NORTHERN DUOS

Northern Rail have announced significant changes to their Duo tickets that will benefit customers travelling throughout Lancashire.

Duo Tickets may now cover more than one line of route.

Details of the changes are shown below:

Clitheroe – Manchester Victoria via Darwen line to all stations on the East Lancashire line (Colne /Burnley Manchester Road – Blackburn section).

Clitheroe line (Clitheroe – Blackburn section) / East Lancashire line (Colne / Burnley Manchester Road – Preston) to all stations on the Ormskirk branch.

Clitheroe line (Clitheroe – Blackburn section) to all stations as far as Preston.

Burnley Manchester Road to Manchester Victoria via Hebden Bridge

Ormskirk branch to Liverpool Stations via Ormskirk and Merseyrail Electrics

Kirkby, Rainford and Upholland to station via Wigan / Atherton to Manchester Victoria

Blackpool South branch and Blackpool North, Poulton-le-Fylde & Kirkham & Wesham to Blackburn and stations beyond on the East Lancashire line – these are only valid for travel in this direction only .

 

Q & A

What are the average savings customers can enjoy with a Duo ticket?
Two adults will save 25% on the total cost of your return journeys, based on two adult Anytime Day Return or two adult Off-Peak Day Return tickets.

When will the promotion end?
This is not a promotional offer with an end date - Duo tickets are a permanent Northern Rail ticket.

Will the price of the ticket change?
The prices for Duo tickets are valid from 2 January 2011.

At what times of the day are the Duo tickets available?
In general, tickets are valid from 0930 on Mondays to Fridays; with some valid from 0830 or 0900 on certain routes. Duo tickets are valid at anytime at weekends and Bank Holidays

apart from December when they are not available on Saturdays or Sundays.

Check the Routes and Conditions page for more details.



Where can I use a Duo ticket?
You can travel across many routes on the Northern Rail network with a Duo.

Where can I purchase a Duo ticket?
Duo tickets can be purchased from the ticket office at staffed train stations. They may also be purchased on-train from conductors but only when you board the train at an unstaffed station or when the ticket office is closed.

Can I use a Duo ticket on other train services such as First TransPennine Express?
Yes, you can. The Duo ticket can also be used on First TransPennine Express, Merseyrail Electrics, Hull Trains, East Coast, East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry Trains and Virgin Trains services when you travel on Northern Rail routes with a Duo Ticket.

Can I buy a Duo ticket in advance?
Yes, you can purchase the Duo in advance from ticket offices at any staffed train station.

Does the ticket apply to a child and an adult travelling together?
No. The Duo ticket only applies when two adults are travelling together.


 

For details of all Northern Duo Tickets

click logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.K. AIRPORTS + Parkways + Portsx

with Post Codes

 

to facilitate GPS Navigation to the desired location

 

To access in National Rail format

 

click below

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Extract from National Rail Timetable dated 14 Dec 2015:

 

 

 

 

 

To access the

Season Ticket Calculator

click the above poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For information

 

 

 

 

New online train ticket service

from Northern Rail

 

You can now purchase train tickets to anywhere in the UK

using our new online train ticketing service.

 

Our system is quick and easy to use

and you can feel confident

that there are no hidden charges

when you book your tickets online at northernrail.org

 

We are determined to deliver you the best online customer experience,

so over the next two weeks, you will see further enhancements

being made to the system.

 

 

 

northernrail.org

 

no booking fees

no credit card fees

no hidden charges

tickets to anywhere in the UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HISTORICAL POSTERS

Further posters in this fascinating and well-researched series

are now available for viewing

 
 

 

Click the above poster

to view others in this series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extract from Network Rail website:

Ticket refunds

The train operating companies run the passenger trains, and you need to contact them about ticket refunds.

 

Where to get a ticket refund

If you bought your ticket from:

  • A ticket office or self-service machine at a station - you need to return your ticket to the ticket office at any station

(it does not have to be the station where you bought the ticket) .

 

  • A travel agent - you need to return your ticket to the travel agent, who sold it to you.

 

  • A website or telesales office run by a train company - you need to return it to the address that they specify.

 

General information about ticket refunds

You can find general information about ticket refunds in Section E of the National Rail Conditions of Carrriage page

on the National Rail website. 

 

 

 
BEST VALUE TRAIN FARES WEBSITE

 

The Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) has a campaign to
promote the
best value train fares for passengers after it was revealed that
thousands of passengers are
missing out on cheaper train journeys each
month.


www.bestvaluefares.co.uk xshows passengers how they can save money on train
fares by
booking in advance, taking advantage of special deals or being
flexible
when they travel.

The website was launched as many train companies
announced ticket price increases 2010.

For a direct linkx click here

 

Also see below

 

 

 

 

 

Also recommended for

XBEST FARESX

For a direct link click above logo

Well-worth exploring this interesting & useful website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCENIC BRITAIN by TRAIN

 

 

This ACoRP Publication showcases many of the Scenic Rail Lines around Britain.

Most of the lines featured are supported by Community Rail Partnerships.


Our many rural branch lines take you to some of Britain's most beautiful scenery and loveliest villages,

and they're connected to all parts of the country by the high quality, frequent, InterCity Rail network.

 

For a pdf copy, click on the panel below, which depicts the section in the brochure,

highlighting the West & East Lancashire, Ribble Valley and South Fylde Lines:

 

To get a printed copy, please contact the ACoRP office below:

 

Rail and River Centre
Canal Side
Civic Hall
15a New Street
Slaithwaite
HUDDERSFIELD
HD7 5AB
 

Phone: 01484 847790

Fax: 01484 847877

E-mail: office@acorp.uk.com

 

To visit the ACoRP website click below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XLITTLE NORTH WESTERNX

Click map for a link to the Community Rail Lancashire website feature on the History of this Line

To view an enlarged version of this map, click mini-map (right)

To view 1938 "Little North Western" Timetable, click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRAVEL WITH TORNADO

Click above

TORNADO is now operating main-line trains

and working on preserved lines

 

* * * * * *

For information about

Special Steam Excursions & Events

including those in the North of England

click here

 

 

 

 

 

Route Utilisation Strategies

are key elements in the rail industry planning process

Route Utilisation Strategies (RUSs) seek to balance capacity, passenger & freight demand, operational performance and cost, to address the requirements of funders and stakeholders. Network Rail is developing Route Utilisation Strategies to cover the rail network, in conjunction with rail industry partners and wider stakeholders.

Network Rail will take account of the recommendations from RUSs when carrying out its activities.  In particular they will be used to help inform the allocation of capacity on the network through application of the normal Network Code processes.

For further details and to view the various reports, click below

 

 

 

 

 

 

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or visit the X rather more comprehensive X website belowxxxxxx

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NEW Complete Travel Planner

ALL modes i.e. CAR, RAIL, BUS, AIR etc.

including reports on road, rail etc. delays

and with maps

"Door to door" journey input available

- a powerful, very comprehensive & another amazingly useful link

CLICK HERE

Do visit this website

Those, forced to travel by road, will also find this site of immense benefit.

- it's absolutely fascinating to note the many features on offer!

 

 

 

 

 

CHEAPEST FARE FINDER

'Cheapest Fare Finder' allows you to search for a ticket based on cost, and shows you journeys where the selected ticket is available. You can choose up to 4 individual dates, and specify the times of the day that you'd prefer to travel. You may find even cheaper tickets if you try different times of the day. You may find that there is a choice of Train Company for your journey, and to make the choice easier, National Rail shows you the facilities that are usually available when travelling on the respective trains.

For further information, and to try out this important new feature provided by National Rail, click here

Well-worth exploring this powerful & fascinating fare-searching tool !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Guided Walks

linked to the Leeds - Morecambe Line

have also been arranged for the area bounded approximately by

Giggleswick - Bentham - Carnforth - Morecambe

for which details may be found by clicking here

 

 

 

 

 

xRVR MEMBERSHIP

 

If, once you have viewed the various sections of this website, you would like information about how to join RVR, please click photo

 

Bill Briggs

RVR Membership Secretary

 

 

 

RVR X CAB XRIDE DVDs

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RVR Who's Who

Chairman:

Marjorie Birch, “Raydale”, Crow Trees Brow, Chatburn, Clitheroe BB7 4AA

Tel : 01200 441549 : email : rjm.raydale@tiscali.co.uk

Secretary & Vice-Chairman:

Peter Eastham, 79 Rogersfield, Langho, Blackburn BB6 8HD

Tel : 01254 240830 : email : p.eastham@talktalk.net

Hon. Treasurer:

David J. Butterworth, 72 Fairfield Drive, Clitheroe, BB7 2PS

Tel : 01200 425750 : email : djbutterworth@talktalk.net

Membership Secretary

Bill Briggs, 55 Bank Head Lane, Hoghton, Preston PR5 0AB

Tel : 01254 854474 : email : A new email address is currently being set up

to be made available here when the process has been completed.

Friends of Stations Co-ordinator:

Brian Haworth, 182 Whalley Road, Langho, Blackburn BB6 8AA

Tel : 01254 247844 email : brian.haworth@talktalk.net

 

 

 

 

 

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To visit the Metrolink Website

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STATIONS MADE EASY

 

Getting to & from the Station

(includes Car Parking)

  Facilities
Ticket Buying & Collection   Accessibility & Mobility Access
Staffing & General Services   Station Map

 

Select required station from the list below

 

Blackburn Ramsgreave & Wilpshire Langho Whalley Clitheroe

Mill Hill

Wigan (NW)
Darwen Entwistle Bromley Cross Hall 'ith Wood Bolton Lostock Chorley

Preston

Leyland

Bamber Bridge

Lostock Hall (New Car Park)

Burscough Jct.

Burscough Bridge Horwich Pkwy
Lancaster Carnforth Bentham Hellifield Skipton

Steeton & Silsden

Settle
Mills Hill Castleton Rochdale Smithy Bridge Littleborough Todmorden Hebden Bridge
Accrington Rose Grove Burnley Central Burnley Man. Rd.

Brierfield

Nelson Colne
Stockport Navigation Road Altrincham Hale Knutsford Wilmslow Macclesfield

Manchester (Vic)

Salford Central

Manchester (Ox. Rd.)

Deansgate

Manchester (Picc)

Salford Crescent

Manchester Airport

Heald Green

Stalybridge

Ashton-u-Lyne

Mossley

Greenfield

Marsden

Slaithwaite

   
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADVANCE NOTICE

DalesRail 2015
Sunday 19 JulyX and XSunday 23 August

DalesRail will not operate due to major signalling work

in the Blackburn Area

 

Buses will connect into Leeds - Carlisle services

at Hellifield

ADDITIONAL BUS:

Blackpool North 07.05; Poulton-le-Fylde 07.20;

Kirkham & Wesham 07.40; Preston 08.05; Lostock Hall 08.19;

Bamber Bridge 08.29; Blackburn 08.48;

Ramsgreave and Wilpshire 08.56; Langho 09.01; Whalley 09.07;

Clitheroe 09.17; arrive Hellifield 09.52

 

to connect with the

09.00 Leeds – Carlisle (depart Hellifield 10.02)

ADDITIONAL BUS:

Hellifield 18.58; Clitheroe 19.33;Whalley 19.45; Langho 19.56;

Ramsgreave and Wilpshire 20.01; Blackburn 20.11;

Bamber Bridge 20.30; Lostock Hall 20.40; Preston 20.54;

Kirkham & Wesham 21.19; Poulton-le-Fylde 21.19;

Blackpool North 21.54

 

to connect with the

17.00 Carlisle – Leeds (arrive Hellifield 18.48)

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LANCASHIRE RAIL RAMBLERS - Guided Walks Programme

 

Sheet 1

 

 
 

 

 

 

Sheet 2

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

To obtain a pdf version of the above programme

and which is also suitable for print-outs

click below

 

 

To visit the website of Lancashire Rail Ramblers

click below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Friday 27th February, the DfT published the

 

Invitations to Tender

for the Northern and TransPennine Express franchises

which will start in April 2016

and which can be accessed by the link

www.gov.uk/government/publications/northern-franchise-2015-invitation-to-tender

 

RAIL NORTH have produced an excellent BRIEFING NOTE

highlighting the KEY POINTS outlined in the document

which is presented below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RVR Cat Members, who perform, or have performed, a useful function in the compilation of this website.

 

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Moxy Watson

Sparky Haworth

(In Memoriam)

Jasper Thorp