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Preston Railway Station, Preston

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Preston railway station serves the city of Preston in Lancashire, England, and is a major station on the West Coast Main Line, and is the notional half-way point on the WCML between London Euston and Glasgow Central 194 miles from Glasgow Central and 206 from London Euston although the actual half-way point is at Leyland, approximately 6 miles south. It is served by Northern, Virgin Trains, and TransPennine Express services, plus Caledonian Sleeper overnight services between London and Scotland.A station was first opened on this site by the North Union Railway in 1838. It was extended in 1850 with new platforms under the separate management of the East Lancashire Railway, and by 1863, London - Scotland trains stopped here to allow passengers to eat in the station dining room. The current station was built 1880 and extended in 1903 and 1913, when it had fifteen platforms. A free buffet for servicemen was provided during both World Wars. The "East Lancashire" platforms were demolished in the 1970s as connecting lines closed. Only eight platforms remain in regular use today.As well as intercity trains to London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh, the station is served by local trains to most parts of Lancashire, and parts of Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Yorkshire.
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  • A regular train station. There are many facilities, billboards for arrivals/departures are there but they are slow to update.
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  • Large railway station with some misleading signs but pleased that security seemed tighter and we were asked to show tickets at least 3 times before boarding train by really friendly staff. Can get usu...  more »
  • Not really a tourist attraction, but it's a pretty English station. Platforms 3 and 4 are easily accessible. For others, it takes a narrow bridge with stairs, which is inconvenient with luggage. Note that the staff is friendly and helpful.
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