Preston Station - Past & Present
Old Platforms 10 to 13
The East Lancs Platforms
pic4The current platform 6 & 7, were, until the contraction of the station in 1972, platforms 8 and  9, and formed part of the East Lancs side of Preston Station. The remaining East Lancs platforms were swept away during the remodeling of the station which accompanied the introduction of the "Power Box". The re-signalling also involved the closure of the East Lancs Preston Extension line which until that point carried trains from the East and West into Preston. At that point, the lines through platforms 8 and 9 were re-directed towards the main line.

Photos of the East Lancs platforms 10 to 14 are relatively rare, but there are a few about...

A view looking towards Vicars Bridge from Platform 9 (now 7) in the final months of steam.
Photo by Bernard Mills 1968


42369 Preston 21.3.64
Photo by Arthur Haymes


45584 Preston (E.L.) ECS 2.8.64
Photo by Arthur Haymes


42869 Preston Arrival from Southport 30.5.64
Photo by Arthur Haymes