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Preston Railway Station

Open Now: 05:45 - 22:00
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Not the best station

if you are disabled this is not the best of stations to use for travel, there is a lift if you can... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
diane t
Preston, United Kingdom
Victorian station

Interesting old station fulfilling a modern need, it's not the fault of the station that it's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brian M
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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  • Average32%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Preston Station Buildings Fishergate, Preston PR1 8AP, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is my local train station. Really disappointed today. Arrived running to get my train....asked the guard if it was the correct train ..it was...and was stationary on the platform....but instead of saying hi..yes jump on...he said you're too late. And pressed the door close...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

if you are disabled this is not the best of stations to use for travel, there is a lift if you can manage to walk to the other end to use it, found the staff to be very unhelpful and one was downright rude. Food...More

Thank diane t
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting old station fulfilling a modern need, it's not the fault of the station that it's staffed by neothandolites who answer enquiries in a sort of grunting language.

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall I always enjoy my visits . The traffic flow at front is to taxi centric and I would like to see a dedicated pedestrian route , and a 15 vehicle restriction on taxi waits, the gateway could make a fantastic courtyard with shops ,...More

Thank Philip B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had to change trains here on my way back home from walking Lady Anne’s Way and had time to look around as both trains (Virgin) ran late. It is an impressive structure which looks well maintained and offering several well known outlets for food...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not the best station I've ever been to, but not the worst either. There is ample space, lines, and shops here (Although some are extortionate, just like the rail fares.) The signage is also good. The thing that annoys me about this station though, is...More

Thank ArgentTal
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Beautiful station with unique character, the colour plays between Red and Green tones, something unusual but pretty. We have a quick stop here to change from our Virgin Train from Glasgow to the local train to Manchester. Helpful station staff and nice short break.

Thank santo-trainsspotter7
Reviewed 17 September 2018

The station has an olde worlde charm with some character but needs a DEEP CLEAN and staff interested in the travelling public. Not to be regarded as "cattle!"

Thank PaulFabia
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Used taxis at Preston station twice in last few days suggest they be given wide berth both drove like maniacs and tonight oil on floor got on our shoes and brought into house

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Found on this visit a much improved station. Plenty of outlets for retail and plenty. All neat and tidy which for this size of station is some doing. The toilets were good but on only one platform is far from enough. Staff helpful

Thank Howard-Liverpool
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Alyson J
10 September 2018|
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Response from Karin60 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I truly cannot remember. Nothing special as I recall.
Maureen G
21 July 2018|
Response from Prpudy008 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is