The preferred location for a town's first railway station in 50 years has been revealed. Lancashire County Council has earmarked land on the former Glenburn Sports College and Skelmersdale College. The sports college closed in August, while Skelmersdale College's Westbank campus, owned by Newcastle College, is also unused. The decision follows a comparative study by Network Rail of both sites and one near the Concourse shopping centre. Skelmersdale's original railway station closed to passengers in 1956.
Two former college sites are the preferred location for Skelmersdale's first railway station for 50 years.