The station lies on the Ribble Valley Line, Caldervale Line, and East Lancashire Line.
Services from Blackburn include trains to York, Rochdale, Rainford, Blackpool North, Clitheroe, Preston, and Colne.
Blackburn Station has a range of facilities for passengers, including:
- Staffed ticket office – Sells train tickets and provides customer service.
- Ticket machines – Located on platforms.
- Waiting rooms – Heated indoor waiting areas.
- Electronic displays – Show live arrival and departure times. Train times are also shown on printed timetables.
- Toilets – Standard and accessible toilets.
- Sandwich shop – Located near the main entrance.
- Convenience store – Sells newspapers, magazines, drinks, snacks and essentials. Located near the main entrance.
- Secure cycle storage – Covered spaces for bikes on platforms 1 and 2. Additional storage is available in the rear car park.
- Car park – Pay and display car park accessed from Mayson Street behind the station. Charges apply.
- Taxi rank – Black cabs outside the Railway Road entrance.
The station has step-free access available to all platforms via ramps and lifts.
On platforms, tactile paving indicates safe walking zones and platform edges.
An accessible toilet is on platforms 1 and 2.
There are designated accessible parking bays located close to the station entrance in the rear car park off Mayson Street.
History of Blackburn Station
Blackburn Train Station has a long history dating back to the early days of rail travel. The first station opened in 1846 when the Blackburn and Preston Railway was constructed. This original station had just two platforms and was relatively small compared to the current station.
In 1886, the old station was replaced by a much larger Victorian-style station built by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. An ornate clock was installed above the main entrance.
The 1886 station building remains largely unchanged externally to this day. Inside, the facilities have been updated over the years to meet changing demands. The original wooden canopies over the platforms have been replaced.
Location and Parking
Blackburn Train Station is on Railway Road, at the south-eastern end of the town centre.
The main pedestrian entrance is directly off Railway Road. The rear entrance is on Mayson Street near the car park.
A taxi rank on Railway Road is right outside the station entrance. There’s also a drop-off zone here.
The station car park is at the rear of the station. It is on Mayson Street and can be reached from the Peel Centre (the car park is behind the Vue Cinema). Parking is paid. Do not park on the Peel Centre car park, or you will be fined.
There is secure cycle storage on platforms 1 and 2. There are also cycle racks on the Mayson Street car park.
Ewood Park (the stadium of Blackburn Rovers FC) is approximately 1½ miles from the station. Mill Hill Train Station is closer but is served by fewer trains.
The town’s main bus station used to be located outside the station. The new Blackburn Bus Station opened in 2016 and is near The Mall.
Adjacent stations on the Caldervale Line are Mill Hill and Accrington.