Bamber Bridge Train Station

This railway station serves Bamber Bridge, a Lancashire village three miles southeast of Preston. It lies on the East Lancashire Line.

Video tour of Bamber Bridge Train Station

Station Facilities and Amenities

Bamber Bridge is a small railway station. It is unstaffed and has no ticket office. Train tickets can be purchased from the ticket machine or booked in advance online.

The station has two platforms:

  • 1 – Preston platform
  • 2 – Blackburn platform

There is no waiting room, but basic shelters offer protection from the weather. Electronic displays show live train departure and arrival times.

There are no toilets or retail outlets at the station. However, the station enjoys a central location within Bamber Bridge village. A convenience store, takeaway and many other small businesses are nearby.

For security, the station premises are under constant surveillance by a CCTV system.

Platforms - Bamber Bridge Train Station
Platforms – Bamber Bridge Train Station

Accessibility Information

In terms of accessibility, Bamber Bridge Train Station offers step-free access to both platforms. However, tactile paving is not present on either platform.

History of Bamber Bridge Station

Bamber Bridge Railway Station was opened in 1846 by the Blackburn & Preston Railway. The station building on Platform 1 still stands but is no longer part of the station. In 2008, the South Ribble Pensioners Association converted the disused building into a community drop-in centre.


Bamber Bridge Train Station enjoys a central location in the village. The station is situated on Station Road, the main road passing through the centre of the Bamber Bridge. It is around 3/4 mile from Junction 29 of the M6 motorway.

There’s a level crossing on Station Road, right beside the station. Barriers are lowered when trains pass.

A small park-and-ride car park is between the station and Bamber Bridge Police Station (postcode PR5 6EA). Parking is free for rail passengers.

A bicycle stand is conveniently located next to the car park for commuters travelling to the station by bike.

There’s a bus stop near the station. Bus services stopping here include:

  • 125 Preston to Bolton bus via Bamber Bridge, Chorley, Adlington, and Horwich
  • 112 Preston to Croston bus

Adjacent stations on the East Lancashire Line are Lostock Hall and Pleasington.

Level Crossing - Station Road, Bamber Bridge Train Station
Level Crossing – Station Road

Nearby Attractions and Points of Interest

While Bamber Bridge might not boast an abundance of tourist hotspots, it does offer a handful of local attractions. Withy Grove Park, a public park, and Bamber Bridge Leisure Centre are nearby.


Map showing location of Bamber Bridge Train Station.

Map showing location of Bamber Bridge Train Station


Bamber Bridge Train Station

Address and postcode
Station Road
Bamber Bridge
United Kingdom

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