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Lea train station opened in 1840 when the railways were booming throughout the UK. During the mid-1800s there were plans to expand the rail links to the west of Preston, via what is now the dock area, to give traffic a way to avoid Preston's congested main railway station. The plans never came to fruition.

The station was located where the railway liine crosses Lea Road, near to the Cotty Brook pub. It was closed in 1938. Here's a segment from an old map showing the station.

Lea train station

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Here are two pictures of the train station, dated 1938.

Lea train station

Lea train station

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Many thanks to the ashtononribble.com reader who supplied the initial information and the reader who supplied the two photos.

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