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Travelling to Lancashire by Train

Lancashire is very well connected by rail from all over the country. You’re just over two hours from London on the West Coast Line with stops in the cities of Preston, Lancaster and Blackpool.

Change at Preston to reach the market towns of Clitheroe, Burnley, Blackburn, Colne and Ormskirk. There are also direct trains from Manchester to most Lancashire towns.

The following list shows the 'National Rail Timetables On-Line' 'The Train Line' and 'Weekend Rail Travel News' sites, plus web sites for rail companies serving this area.

Virgin Trains

Operator of the West Coast Line rail services between London, the West Midlands, the North-West and Scotland - trains stop at PrestonBlackpool and Lancaster in Lancashire.

National Rail

Official National Rail enquiries website giving up to date rail times and price information.

First TransPennine Express

First TransPennine Express provide direct train services to Blackpool from Manchester Airport and Manchester, and direct services to Preston and Lancaster from Manchester Airport, Manchester, Edinburgh and Carlisle.

Northern Rail

Northern plays a vital role in the north of England by connecting tens of thousands of people to work, leisure, education and more every day. They offer direct trains to BlackpoolPreston and Lancaster.


Rail company operating most services in Scotland and also providing the overnight rail service between London and Scotland.


Transport companies, local authorities and passenger groups all in one place bringing you routes and times for all travel in Great Britain by bus, rail, coach and ferry.

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