The railway line from Preston to Blackpool cuts right between the neighbouring towns of Kirkham and Wesham in Lancashire, so it makes perfect sense for them to share a railway station. Both are small towns, with a combined population of around 10,000, but there’s a real sense of local pride around these parts. Surrounding the area it’s mainly agricultural land, and that’s the industry that led to their founding, so you’re never far from somewhere to buy some fresh produce.
For a pleasant place to live or shop halfway between the razzmatazz of Blackpool and the business of Preston, you’ll be hard-pressed to find more welcoming places in Lancashire than Kirkham and Wesham. And because they’re such small towns, you’re in the heart of things almost as soon as you step off the train. So here’s everything you need to know about trains and tickets to Kirkham and Wesham.
Popular Avanti West Coast trains to Kirkham and Wesham
Travelling to Kirkham and Wesham Station? You’ll want to know how long your journey will take. Here are the durations of some popular routes.
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Things to do in Kirkham and Wesham
Kirkham and Wesham are small towns so don’t expect fireworks if you’re visiting (except on 5 November, of course). The locals love the active town centres that are really handy for train users, so you can fill your shopping basket on a day in the town, or have a hearty meal on one of the pubs and cafes that dot the streets. The town has all the local amenities you’d expect, like a swimming pool, bowling greens and several old churches that are always a delight to look at.
You can, of course, hop on a train and head east or west to Preston or Blackpool respectively. The white-knuckle capital of the North needs no introduction, and Preston, is a busy city of 120,000, so has all the large stores and shopping areas you’d expect. Either way, you’re less than 20 minutes from the hubbub, although if it’s a pleasant afternoon in a historic town you prefer, you’re already there.
Ways to save
Plan ahead and you can make big savings when you travel by Avanti West Coast. In fact, the further in advance you book, the cheaper the ticket will be. Have a look at our advance booking page for more information. And by the way, if you’re travelling as a group of three or more, you can make further savings – and sit together – if you make a group booking.
If you travel frequently by train, a Railcard is a sound investment. Your one-off annual fee will more than pay for itself when you consider that you’ll get one third off all your off-peak travel – or as much as 50% off for 16–17-year-olds. Find out more about when peak hours start and finish here. Even without a Railcard, you’ll save if you avoid the rush hour.
Finally, download our app or book directly through this website because we never charge a booking fee when you travel on our trains if you buy your ticket from us. For more info, have a look at our ways to save page, and use our super-useful Best Fare Finder.
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Kirkham and Wesham Station Information
Kirkham & Wesham Station sits right where the two towns meet.
Kirkham & Wesham Station Information
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