Lancaster Preston Train
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Lancaster Preston stations
Lancaster Train Station
Lancaster railway station, operated by Virgin Trains, serves the city of Lancaster and lies on the West Cost Main Line which connects London to the West Midlands, the North West, North Wales and the Central Belt of Scotland. The station has a staffed ticket office although passengers should note that it is not open in the late evening. Passengers are able to collect tickets purchased in advance (for example, on the internet) from one of the automatic ticket machines located in the station.Facilities at the station include ATM's, pay phones, cafe, shops, toilets and baby changing facilities.Passenger services calling at the station are operated by several rail companies: Virgin Trains who operate express trains, First TransPennine Express who operate regional express services, and Northern Rail who operate local services. Between them passengers are offered a wide range of destinations which includes London Euston, Glasgow Central, Edinburgh, Birmingham New Street, Crewe, Manchester Airport, Preston, Barrow-in-Furness, Morecambe, Skipton and Leeds.Parking is available at the station for 147 vehicles and is open 24 hours a day.
Preston Train Station
Located in Lancashire, Preston railway station offers passengers services to destinations including Blackpool North, Blackpool South, Burnley, Liverpool Lime Street, Manchester Victoria, York, Lancaster, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Warrington, Birmingham International, Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and London Euston. First ScotRail operate their "Highland" Caledonian Sleeper service with a call at Preston to and from the Scottish Highlands. Preston railway station is operated by Virgin Trains and is located on the West Coast Main Line which connects London to the West Midlands, the North West, North Wales and the Central Belt of Scotland. Passenger services calling at the station are operated by First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail, First ScotRail and Virgin Trains.Facilities at the station include ATM's, pay phones, cafe, shops, toilets and baby changing facilities. Parking is available at the station for 939 vehicles and is open 24 hours a day.When the station was first opened in 1838 by the North Union Railway, the line north of the station passed through a tunnel under the west end of Fishergate (then Preston’s major thoroughfare). It was on a slope so steep that sometimes station staff had to push trains out of the station.