Nelson station opened on the first of February 1849. The town of Nelson was originally made up of two small villages but with the coming of the railway the railway station was given the name Nelson taking in both villages.
The town quickly expanded and a reputation for fine weaving was established along with associated industries all of which produced a plentiful supply of traffic through the large goods yards.
Nelson station was refurbished in 2008 to form part of a new bus rail interchange for the town. Amongst the new facilities provided was a booking office located in the travel centre and operated by Lancashire County Council staff.
There is great deal of countryside to explore in the Pendle area and the Visit Pendle website has lots of ideas. Click HERE to see details of walks. In some cases you may need to take a bus to get from your station to the starting point of the walk, click HERE for details of local bus services.