Ramsgreave and Wilpshire railway station

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Ramsgreave & Wilpshire National Rail
Wilpshire and Ramsgreave Station.jpg
Location
Place Ramsgreave
Local authority Ribble Valley
Grid reference SD685316
Operations
Station code RGW
Managed by Northern Trains
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15 Decrease 0.111 million
2015/16 Decrease 0.097 million
2016/17 Increase 0.114 million
2017/18 Decrease 96,980
2018/19 Decrease 94,584
History
Key dates Opened May 1994 (May 1994)
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Ramsgreave & Wilpshire from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Ramsgreave and Wilpshire is a railway station on the Ribble Valley Line that serves the villages/suburbs of Ramsgreave and Wilpshire, just north of Blackburn in Lancashire, England. The station is 2 34 miles (4.4 km) north of Blackburn railway station.

The present station was built 400 yards (370 m) south of the original Wilpshire station which served the Ribble Valley Line until its closure just before the Beeching Axe in 1962. When the line was re opened in 1994 a new site had to be found, due to the construction of houses which blocked access to the old station. The platforms which served as the old Wilpshire Station (also known as "Wilpshire for Ribchester") can still be seen.[1]

Facilities

The station is unstaffed, but has a ticket machine on the south platform, as of 2020. There are waiting shelters and customer help points on each platform; automatic announcements also provide real-time train running information. The ramps to both platforms have steps, so no step-free access is available.[2]

Services

The station is operated by Northern Trains, and is served by a daily hourly service northbound to Clitheroe and southbound to Blackburn and Manchester Victoria, with extra trains during peak hours.

On Sundays in the summer, one or two trains operate from Preston or Blackpool North along the Ribble Valley Line via Clitheroe to Hellifield and onwards towards Carlisle. These also run in winter, but terminate at Hellifield, where connections for stations to Carlisle can be made.[3]

References

  1. ^ Wilpshire Station Thompson, Nigel Geograph.org; Retrieved 25 November 2016
  2. ^ Ramsgreave and Wilpshire station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 25 November 2016
  3. ^ Table 94 National Rail timetable, May 2018

External links

  • Train times and station information for Ramsgreave and Wilpshire railway station from National Rail
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Langho   Northern Trains
Ribble Valley Line
  Blackburn
Disused railways
Langho
Line and station open
  Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Blackburn Railway
  Daisyfield
Line open, station closed

Coordinates: 53°46′48″N 2°28′44″W / 53.780°N 2.479°W / 53.780; -2.479


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