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Leyland railway station serves the town of Leylandmarker in Lancashiremarker, Englandmarker. It was formerly "Golden Hill", the name of the street and area in which the station is based, but was re-named Leyland soon after opening. The original station was built in 1838, with two platforms.

The station is located on the West Coast Main Linemarker just south of Prestonmarker, and is the approximate halfway point between Glasgowmarker and Londonmarker, some 198 miles in either direction, with a placard on Leyland Trucks' Spurrier works stating this fact.

The station is currently a four-platform hub, with a part-time ticket office. There are no clocks or display screens, and limited access for disabled people and prams. Former franchise holder First North Western ran Eustonmarker services from Blackpoolmarker which called at Leyland but these were soon discontinued. Leyland station is now very much a commuter station from and to Prestonmarker, with links to Chorleymarker, Wiganmarker and Liverpoolmarker (after years of no "Southbound" services towards Wigan a 'local' service was resumed in 1988) and Manchestermarker, with no long distance main line services calling at the station.

The station at Faringtonmarker, Farington railway stationmarker was closed before the Beeching Plan of the 1960s and no direct trains run to Lostock Hallmarker.


The station is served primarily by Northern Rail trains between Liverpool Lime Streetmarker and Blackpool Northmarker (hourly each way) and between Manchester Victoriamarker and Blackpool North & Hazel Grovemarker and Prestonmarker via Manchester Piccadillymarker (both hourly each way).During the evenings and on Sundays there are hourly services to Manchester Victoria & Liverpool and two per hour to Preston and Blackpool North.

A few weekday peak hour TransPennine Express services between Manchester Airportmarker and Blackpool North also call here.

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