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Ribble Valley Rail

A Bit About Us

Ribble Valley Rail was formed in 1986 to campaign for the reopening of the Blackburn to Clitheroe line for passenger services. Since its reopening in 1994 we have targeted an increase in line speed, performance, a half hourly service and development north of Clitheroe as our priorities. We work in partnership with the Train Operating Company (TOC), Network Rail, Community Rail Lancashire and Ribble Valley Borough Council to achieve those aims.

The Clitheroe Line Community Rail Partnership is one of the five Rail Partnership groups in Lancashire - more information about those at the Community Rail Lancashire website

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Station Improvements

Northern, our Train Operating Company (TOC), have been making improvements across their network this year. This includes all our Ribble Valley stations. Read more about the changes here .

Interested in joining?

We're working on making this online but in the meantime here's a membership form you can print and post or send us a message via the Contact Us page and we'll get back to you


Got thoughts about what should be on our website? Get in touch via the Contact Us page

Images on the site (if uncredited) courtesy of N Kirby, G Dudley, B Haworth, S Clarke, K Roberts, D Butterworth, J Dickinson, N Weaver, J Matthews, W Mckenzie, Ribble Cement,, C Ward,,,, Northern Trains Ltd,     B Eastham and Gregg Wolstenholme Photography.

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