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Preston Railway Station, Preston
(2.5/5 based on 85 reviews on the web)
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 Rail, 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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  • Its a good station which is easy to use and find your way around. Its fairly smart and is a very good example of a Victorian railway station. I would like to see a first class lounge put in like they ...  more »
  • Actually, that's a normal station. What this but especially I like is the fact that all very friendly and helpful staff of Virgin Trains! Since Deutsche Bahn could take quiet times an example.
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  • Preston station has been an a sign I'm almost home since the 1970s. The new facilities help and some of the original features have been kept to retain the experience. One annoying factor is the stupid...  more »