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Nelson Interchange entrance (SC)

Nelson station opened on the first of February 1849. The town of Nelson was originally made up of two small villages but with the coming of the railway the railway station was given the name Nelson taking in both villages. The town quickly expanded and a reputation for  fine weaving was established along with associated industries all of which produced a plentiful supply of traffic through the large goods yards.

Nelson station was refurbished in 2008 to form part of a new bus rail interchange for the town. Amongst the new facilities provided was a booking office located in the travel centre and operated by Lancashire County Council staff.

There is great deal of countryside to explore in the Pendle area and the Walking in Pendle website has lots of ideas. Click HERE to see details of walks. In some cases you may need to take a bus to get from your station to the starting point of the walk, click HERE for details of local bus services.

Pendle Borough Council also organises an annual walking festival and details about the 2010 festival can be found by clicking HERE.


Why not visit Wycoller?

Wycoller is approximately 4 miles east of Colne and set on the edge of the area known as the Forest of Trawden.  Wycoller is an attractive and historic village and a good starting point for a variety of walks.  Click HERE and HERE to learn more about this Pendle Village.

Getting there by bus and train is easy.  From Nelson Interchange change onto the Transdev Mainline bus service to Trawden.  This departs from bus stand 8 and runs every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime or every 2 hours on Sunday.  Route numbers are 20, 21, 22, 23, 26 and 27. For details of the bus services click HERE and go to timetables.  From Trawden it is an easy 1½ mile walk to Wycoller along footpaths.  Click HERE for more details.

Through bus and rail tickets are available using the East Lancashire Day Ranger (click HERE for more details).  One ticket covers all Transdev buses and East Lancashire rail services.


Nelson Station
Hibson Road

Grid Reference

SD 860376 – for a map visit and enter the grid reference.


Northern Rail Ltd.

Timetable from 18 May 2014

Colne to Preston & Blackpool South - to 5 October 2014

Live Departures

To get live arrivals and departures for your station click here.


  • Unstaffed station but see below
  • Transport Interchange Office (Mon to Fri 07.00 – 17.00, Sat 08.30 – 16.00) providing national rail information and tickets and other public transport information)
  • Bus station open from first bus/train until las bus/train
  • Hourly service to Colne & Preston and Blackpool South
  • Waiting shelters on platform
  • Additional seating on platform
  • Long Line Public Address

To see National Rail’s new station facilities page for this station click here.

Other Information

  • Bus station adjoins front of railway station – click here for bus timetables and here for details about the Interchange
  • For a bus map of the Burnley & Pendle area click here
  • Rail User Group – Save the East Lancashire Line Association (STELLA)
  • Friends of Station group – STELLA (contact Brian Haworth on 01772 533196 for more information)

Weather for this station

Click here for the weather forecast for this area


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