Burnley stations

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  1. jonb

    jonb Established Member

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    I'm doing a trip in a few weeks which involves changing at Burnley from the Colne branch and walking to Manchester Road station to get to Hebden Bridge.

    I was wondering if anyone could provide some guidance please on the best station to alight at? I notice that Burnley Central is about 0.8 miles to Manchester Road and Burnley Barracks is 0.6.

    Would I be able to get off at the Barracks station? Or would it be better to go for the longer option through the town?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. MidnightFlyer

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    Barracks is in essence a walk along a main road and two back roads, from Central it's a tad more complex. Best to go with barracks IMO.
     
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    Definitely Barracks.
     
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    jonb Established Member

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    Thanks chaps, looks like an easy walking route on Google.
     
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    Although bailing at Central will allow you better to appreciate the ambience of Burnley town centre. Better go with Barracks..........
     
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    burnley manchester rd is very odd !!! big town with an unmanned station with no more than bus shelter
     
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    ... and with higher passenger usage figures than Central which is staffed all day.
     
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    And a fairly derelict scabby one at that.
     
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    What the town or the station?
     
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    Unless you actually need to be in Burnley for something, it would be better to change at either Blackburn or Accrington on to the following York service.

    Although I cannot imagine for the life of me why anyone would have anything to do in Burnley... the people of Burnley dont! :lol:
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    Although stupid me has not considered the journey FROM Colne. Though would still rather change at Accy than walk through Burnley :)
     
  12. Lampshade

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    X43 bus from Nelson? :D

    Manchester Road will have higher numbers because journey times to anywhere useful are that much quicker. Northern have expressed concern that passenger numbers are low from Colne/Burnley on the East Lancs services, but they don't seem to realise that it's because journey times are just too slow to Blackburn/Preston when compared to the motorway/from Manchester Road.

    Also, [STN]BYM[/STN] is an absolute dump :lol:
     
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    Unfortunately the trains cross at Accrington at 10:19 so no chance of changing there. I'd also give the bus a miss as on a Lancs day ranger ticket!
     
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    I can tell you it is just possible to walk from Burnley Central to Manchester Road in the 20-odd minutes you have between trains from Colne and to Hebden Bridge, it you step on it.
    It gets a bit confusing round the shopping centre and the signs don't seem to help, but I did it once, street map in hand. The last bit is a bit of a puff uphill.

    People run it down but I thought Burnley had some fine stone architecture.
     
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    Back before the economic downturn, there were quite serious plans for Manchester Rd station, including a booking office, building, new shelters and a clean-up. I doubt it will happen now.

    Both, but the former is far more common.
     
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