Britain >North West >Huncoat Accrington Hapton


Collected date 11/09/14

Huncoat sign

Huncoat is a small station on the East Lancashire Line just northeast of Accrington. For us it was the start of a short walk in the shadow of the M65 to Hapton. The station itself is two platforms spanned by a footbridge with a level crossing at its southern end.

The approach to the level crossing from the east, next to the steps up to the footbridge:

Huncoat footbridge end

The signalbox just south of the level crossing:

Huncoat signalbox

The level crossing and signalbox from the footbridge:

Huncoat looking south from

Looking north from the footbridge:

Huncoat looking north from

From the level crossing looking north at the entrance to platform 2, which is just to the right of the footbridge steps:

Huncoat footbridge

Platform 2 seen from the footbridge:

Huncoat platform 2

Platform 2 has a garden with the station name in brick and planters:

Huncoat garden

On platform 2 looking south:

Huncoat platform 2 looking south

Further along platform 2 looking south at both platforms, showing platform 1's station-name-in-brick:

Huncoat platforms looking south

Looking north along the line from the end of platform 2:

Huncoat looking north

The shelters have art on them:

Huncoat shelter art