Location type


Name and dates


Station code: PRE National Rail
Where: North West England, England
Opened on the North Union Railway.

Chronology Dates

12/02/1844Preston and Wyre Railway, Dock and Harbour
Following amalgamations, the P&WR was able to use Preston station on the former North Union Railway and ceased using Preston Leighton Street which became Maudlands Goods.
31/01/1867Caledonian Railway London and North Western Railway
Caledonian Railway given running powers over the London and North Western Railway from Carlisle Citadel to Preston.
04/12/2005Caledonian Railway
Network Rail's upgrade of line north from Preston to Glasgow Central will allow 125mph running.

News items

07/10/2023City 'let down by southern centric' decisions after disrupted trains [News and Star]
06/10/2023Trains suspended in 'do not travel' weather warning for Scotland [BBC News]
26/09/2023Edinburgh passengers in huge queue for taxis as train cancelled 180 miles away [Edinburgh Live]
07/08/2023Preston Railway Station roof needs major overhaul [Blog Preston]
04/08/2023Rails to the Ribble [Railways Illustrated]
19/04/2023Grant Ritchie locomotive arrives at Cambrian Heritage Railways [Cambrian Heritage Railways]
31/01/2023West Coast Main Line to close for Preston track upgrades [North West Mail]
21/11/2022Review: Northern Lines - Preston to Lancaster - West Coast Main Line by Roy Davies [Railscot]
10/01/2022Preston's trams then and now, a light rail future? [Blog Preston]
14/12/2021Plans revealed for brand new railway station in Preston [Lancashire Evening Post]