Rose Grove

Rose Grove station Entrance SC 150x150 Rose Grove

Rose Grove station is situated in the western suburbs of Burnley. The railway reached here in 1848 when the East Lancashire Railway Company opened a station. Originally named Rose Grove for Padiham, the station is situated in a cutting. Early reports confirm that the station was originally built to serve the town of Padiham.

At this time the areas adjacent to Rose Grove were agricultural but with print works and cotton mills developing at nearby Lowerhouse. Rose Grove’s development started in earnest when the railway expanded building an engine shed and large marshalling yards. Unlike many local Lancashire towns whose census figures showed large percentages of mill workers Rose Grove statistics showed the railway as being a major employer with guards, porters, firemen, platelayers and the like well represented.

The loco sheds closed at the end of steam during August 1968 and with the closure of the goods yards and de staffing of the station the railways presence in the town was drastically reduced.

AddressRose Grove Station
Rose Grove Lane
BB12 6EH

Grid Reference

SD 815322 – for a map visit and enter the grid reference.


Northern Rail Ltd.

Timetable 8 December 2013 to 17 May 2014

Colne to Preston & Blackpool South

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  • Unstaffed station
  • Hourly service to Preston & Blackpool South and Colne
  • Waiting shelter
  • Long Line Public Address

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Other Information

  • Buses pass the station entrance – click here for bus timetables
  • For a bus map of the Burnley & Pendle area click here
  • The Padiham Greenway passes close to the station – click here to download a copy of the accompanying leaflet, and for details of how to access the Greenway click here

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