Ribble Steam Railway
Chain Caul Rd, Preston, Lancashire PR2 2PD

By Road

If you're heading from the M6, leave at Junction 29 (if you're travelling Northbound) - whilst Southbound visitors should depart at Junction 31.

Head towards the town centre following Signs for "Riversway Docklands" then follow the brown signs for "Steam Railway". This will bring you to our Riversway headquarters. There is a map at the bottom of the page which shows the docklands area.

If you're using Sat-Nav, our post code is PR2 2PD. Note that the postcode is quite new - so some older machines will only take you to the beginning of the road - just continue to the end of the road.

The railway has ample free parking available for our visitors.

By Rail

Preston Railway Station is located on Fishergate Hill to the south-west of the city centre. The station lies at the hub of the North West and Lancashire rail networks, serving Liverpool, Manchester, Yorkshire and links to all local services in the County.

The station is also a principal station on the West Coast Mainline, providing direct links to London, Glasgow, Edinburgh and other national destinations. For timetable information visit National Rail Enquiries.

The distance from the station to our main site is just over 2 miles.


Passengers using trains between Preston and Blackpool are being warned of disruption.
Work to electrify the railway between the two stations is beginning in October.
More than 18 months of engineering works are to take place on the line.
It means replacement bus services on early-morning and late-night services, and some changes to London Euston bound services.

The work on the latest part of a £1 billion upgrade of the rail lines begins on Monday 3 October and lasts until May 2018.
In the mornings bus replacement services will be in operation until the 05.39 train from Blackpool (Tuesday – Friday).
In the evenings bus replacement services will be in operation after the 22.45 train from Blackpool and the 22.19 train service from Preston (Monday – Thursday).
From Tuesday 4 October a rail replacement service from Blackpool North – Preston will be in place for the 05:21 Blackpool North – London Euston service every Tuesday – Friday until Friday, 9 December 2016.
The rail replacement service will depart from Blackpool North at 04:57, calling at Poulton-Le-Fylde and Kirkham & Wesham before arriving into Preston at 05:52.
The 06:00 service from Preston will arrive into London Euston at 08:34 – the same time as the direct Blackpool service is scheduled to arrive.
The 16:33 London Euston – Blackpool North service will operate as normal.


Bus from Preston Station

Significant changes to the local bus services - Full details of the new timetables are now available on the Preston Bus web site. http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/

Walk/Cycle from Preston Station

If you walk down Fishergate Hill to the main junction with Strand Road at the bottom of the hill you will see a level crossing to your right at Strand Road. There is a footpath from the level crossing on the river bank which parallels the railway for about 1 1/2 miles to Lockside Road level crossing. Here you do not cross the railway but instead walk away from the river towards the bitumen plant on Chain Caul Way. At the end of Lockside Road where it meets Chain Caul Way turn left underneath a white girder bridge and follow the brown signs.


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