Nelson Railway Station

Facts and Figures

Nelson railway station serves the town of Nelson in Lancashire, and is situated on the East Lancashire Line 2 miles (3 km) away from the terminus at Colne. The station is managed by Northern Rail, which also provides its passenger service. The station was opened on 1 February 1849 by the East Lancashire Railway (which later became part of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway) as Nelson Inn, Marsden named after the public house adjacent to the station. It was not until later in the nineteenth century that Nelson came into existence as a town and was previously two separate villages called Great Marsden and Little Marsden. The line was formerly on a through route to Skipton and the Aire Valley, but this was closed beyond Colne in 1970. The station forms part of Nelson Interchange, which also includes a new bus station, which opened in December 2008, adjacent to the now disused eastbound platform. The station originally had an island platform configuration, but only the westbound face is now used following the singling of the track southwards to Rose Grove in December 1986. The station still has its original platform canopy.

Station Facts

Annual Usage Figures

Year Entry/Exit Interchange
2015 41325 0
2014 45015 0
2013 44217 0
2012 43719 0
2011 40856 0
2010 36289 0
2009 29175 0
2008 27472 0
2007 23983 0

Location Data

  • County Council: Lancashire County Council
  • Civil Parish/community: Nelson
  • County Council Electoral Division: Nelson South
  • European Region: North West
  • UK Parliament Constituency: Pendle
  • District Council: Pendle Borough Council
  • District Council Ward: Walverden

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Recent Crime Figures

Month Total Crime Antisocial BehaviourTheft from PersonBicycle TheftShopliftingRobberyBurglaryOther TheftVehicle CrimeDrugsWeaponsPublic OrderCriminal Damage & ArsonViolent CrimeOther Crime
January 2016 0 00000000000000
December 2015 2 20000000000000
November 2015 0 00000000000000
October 2015 1 10000000000000
September 2015 1 00000000001000
August 2015 0 00000000000000
July 2015 0 00000000000000
June 2015 0 00000000000000
May 2015 0 00000000000000
April 2015 1 00000000000100
March 2015 0 00000000000000
February 2015 0 00000000000000
January 2015 0 00000000000000
December 2014 0 00000000000000
November 2014 0 00000000000000
October 2014 0 00000000000000
September 2014 0 00000000000000
August 2014 0 00000000000000
July 2014 0 00000000000000
June 2014 0 00000000000000
May 2014 0 00000000000000
April 2014 0 00000000000000
March 2014 0 00000000000000
February 2014 0 00000000000000
January 2014 0 00000000000000
December 2013 0 00000000000000
November 2013 0 00000000000000
October 2013 0 00000000000000
September 2013 0 00000000000000
August 2013 0 00000000000000
July 2013 1 10000000000000

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