Ramsgreave and Wilpshire railway station
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|Ramsgreave & Wilpshire|
|Local authority||Ribble Valley|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened May 1994|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Ramsgreave & Wilpshire from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
Ramsgreave and Wilpshire is a railway station on the Ribble Valley Line that serves the villages/suburbs of Ramsgreave and Wilpshire, just north of Blackburn in Lancashire, England. The station is 2 3⁄4 miles (4.4 km) north of Blackburn railway station.
The present station was built 400 yards (370 m) south of the original Wilpshire station which served the Ribble Valley Line until its closure just before the Beeching Axe in 1962. When the line was re opened in 1994 a new site had to be found, due to the construction of houses which blocked access to the old station. The platforms which served as the old Wilpshire Station (also known as "Wilpshire for Ribchester") can still be seen.
The station is unstaffed, and has no ticket vending facilities. There are waiting shelters and customer help points on each platform; automatic announcements also provide real-time train running information. The ramps to both platforms have steps, so no step-free access is available.
On Sundays in the summer, one or two trains operate from Preston or Blackpool North along the Ribble Valley Line via Clitheroe to Hellifield and onwards towards Carlisle. These also run in winter, but terminate at Hellifield, where connections for stations to Carlisle can be made.
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|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Ribble Valley Line
Line and station open
|Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Line open, station closed
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