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Preston Railway Station

Preston Station Buildings Fishergate, Preston PR1 8AP, England
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North West hub

One of the major rail hubs in the north west. Another old grand station similar in style to Crewe... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
IAN O
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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Allow Plenty of Time

It is a very large Victorian station that is the main rail hub for the north-west of England and... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
LauraDaveJames
,
Solihull, United Kingdom
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Preston Station Buildings Fishergate, Preston PR1 8AP, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the major rail hubs in the north west. Another old grand station similar in style to Crewe station.

Thank IAN O
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

It is a very large Victorian station that is the main rail hub for the north-west of England and western Scotland. We use the station quite a lot and find it to be very often chaotic. If you need to buy a ticket here the...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Open and sometimes like a wind tunnel but dry. A northern railway hub connections to Scotland and all over the uk. Given a lump of cash and a chance to add escalators and lifts etc it could be made fantastic

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Get food and drinks on the way and make sure that you print your tickets out or put them on an app as too often their automated machines are down. They also change tracks at the last minute - you have been warned.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Access is generally good (having to go through an underground, not particularly well maintained tunnel, to reach some platforms, as I'm a wheelchair user, isn't too thrilling). The staff are always as helpful as possibly & generally cheerful. Facilities are pretty good (food, toilets, lifts...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Preston Railway Station is a good old fashioned station which links with a lot of stations in the North West.

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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Ticket collect easy with plenty of machines, enough screens available to identify what platform you should be on. The Beer House on Platform 3 and 4 is quite expensive, draft beer choices could be better and they only take cash. Hello. It is the 21st...More

Thank Tim G
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Worst train station in the uk,dirty place,in helpful staff who have a Terrible attitude !!! Can’t get a hot drink or refreshments anywhere on the platform before 6am which isn’t a lot of good if you are travelling at 5.33am seriously get your act together.

Thank Elawton1
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

I appreciate that major work is being done at this station.However short term parking is chaotic,everyman for himself! Preference is given to Coaches for rail replacement services.There is no staff outside to help. When on the station facilities are few.No wi-fi.Very few seats on platforms.As...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

I wish I had a pound for all the times I've changed trains here. Strange but I have always liked the bar in the station. Main station for trains in Lancashire. A proper traditional old station.

Thank IAN O
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Michelle B
10 April 2018|
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Response from Karin60 | Reviewed this property |
No. All good and easy access.
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Ronniebhoy
5 August 2015|
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Response from Curtis C |
Its open 24/7 but trains dont run 24/7
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