Accrington Station is situated close to the town centre which sits in a valley surrounded by the hills and moorlands of Lancashire. The most prominent landmarks in the town are the town hall and the large twenty two arched curved viaduct which carries the railway high above the town. Built in 1867 to replace an earlier structure the stone structure cost £11,215 to construct. Accrington was once a junction station with a direct line to Manchester via Clifton Junction (now closed) joining the East Lancashire Line at the station.
A brand new Eco station has been built at Accrington on the site of the old Eagle Street car park. The station has been built using green technologies such as grey water collection, solar power & photovoltaic cells. The building itself has been constructed using recycled stone, reclaimed aggregates, crushed glass, recycled plastics and other sustainable materials. Click HERE to see a gallery showing the construction of the station building.
A full Eco Station Design Report is available to download by clicking HERE.
Eden Business Analysis, a research company based in York carried out a project to see how effective the Eco Station is in comparison to the old station. Read the full report by clicking HERE.
Accrington town centre has in recent times been redeveloped with the creation of new shopping precincts. Accrington once boasted many mills and was also an engineering centre with Platts and Prestige amongst others establishing large factories. The famous Accrington Pals Regiment was formed mainly with inhabitants from the town.
The world famous collection of Tiffany glass is housed at the Haworth Art Gallery on the outskirts of the town.
SD 757285 – for a map visit www.streetmap.co.uk and enter the grid reference.
Timetable to 7 December 2013
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- Staffed station (Booking office open Mon – Sat 06.40 – 14.50, Sun 09.10 – 16.50)
- Hourly service to Preston & Blackpool South and Colne, York and Blackpool North
- Car park (10 spaces on Paxton Street side & 40 on Eagle Street side, including disabled and mother & baby)
- Waiting shelters
- Additional seating on platforms
- Long Line Public Address
- Coffee Cart 06.30 – 18.00 Monday to Saturday
To see National Rail’s new station facilities page for this station click here.
- Bus stops on Blackburn Road (services 1, 1A, 1B, 6, 7, 46, 61 & X41) and Eagle Street (services 11 & 241) (both 2 minutes walk from the station) – click here for bus timetables
- The main bus station is approx 5-10 minutes walk from the station
- For a bus map of the Hyndburn area click here
- The Haworth Art Gallery is about 3 miles from the station, click here for more information
- Accrington’s traditional Lancashire market is held on Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays and the Market Hall is about 10 minutes walk from the station.
- Accrington Station Travel Plan Z Card – Accrington has a Station Travel Plan designed to encourage people to get to and from the station without using a car - the Z Card is a handy information leaflet with maps and suggestions for how to access Accrington’s public transport network and giving ideas about greener methods of travelling to the rail and bus stations. Click HERE for the map page and HERE for the text page.
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