How to find your way to the Ribble Steam Railway, by Car, by Train, by Bus, By Bike or On Foot.


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 with more than 18 months of engineering works are to take place on the line.


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.

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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