This train station serves Leyland, a small town in Lancashire just south of Preston.
Services from this station include trains to Blackpool North, Manchester Airport, and Liverpool Lime Street.
Facilities and Station Details
Leyland Station boasts four platforms and an array of facilities to enhance passengers’ travel experience.
A staffed ticket office is open during the daytime every day of the week. Passengers can buy train tickets or seek advice about fares, train times, etc.
Ticket machines are conveniently located around the station. These easy-to-use machines allow passengers to buy tickets or collect ones booked online, making the process hassle-free.
Digital screens are located across the station and show live departures and arrivals.
The station does not have toilets, waiting rooms, or a cafe. However, there are pubs, takeaways, and shops within walking distance.
The Railway pub is just across the road and there’s a small convenience store nearby on Moss Lane.
History of Leyland Station
The station opened in 1838 as Golden Hill Railway Station. The name changed to Leyland Railway Station shortly after. It started with two platforms but has since expanded to four.
Over the years, there have been several upgrades. A new ticket office was completed in 2014. A pedestrian footbridge connecting all platforms opened in 2016.
The station offers step-free access to all platforms. This feature is particularly beneficial for passengers with wheelchairs, prams, or heavy luggage.
All platforms are linked via a footbridge equipped with lifts.
Additionally, the station has designated accessible parking spaces in both car parks. These spaces are wider and closer to the platforms, reducing the distance passengers with mobility difficulties need to travel.
Location and Travel Information
The station is on Golden Hill (postcode PR25 3NN) northeast of Leyland town centre.
There are two car parks. The one on the eastern side of the station is accessed from Moss Lane. The other is on Golden Hill, just off Station Brow (B5254). Parking fees apply on both car parks.
There’s plenty of free street parking in the immediate vicinity.
For commuters cycling to the station, there are bike stands on Platform 1 and the eastern car park.
Adjacent stations are Preston, Buckshaw Parkway, and Euxton Balshaw Lane. Preston is a major West Coast Main Line station and offers excellent connections to the national rail network. Trains from Preston go to destinations such as Glasgow, Birmingham, and London.
The British Commercial Vehicle Museum is just a short walk from the station. The museum is a must-visit for vehicle and history enthusiasts alike, showcasing the history of British road transport with a collection of vintage vehicles.
Worden Park, a beautiful 150-acre park, is around 1 mile away. It features a playground, a miniature railway, formal gardens, and woodland. The park is also home to Worden Arts & Crafts Centre, where local artists display and sell their work.