Earby was a station on the Skipton – Colne line, which closed to all traffic in 1970. The short branch from Earby to Barnoldswick was dismantled in 1965 along with Barnoldswick station.

A new station in Earby forms part of the Skipton – Colne reopening scheme led by Skipton–East Lancashire Rail Action Partnership.

View the Reopen entry: Skipton – Colne line

Map by Alan Young showing Skipton – Colne line as it was in 1918

Map created by Alan Young and used with his permission | Disused Stations website

The track through the station was lifted the following year [1971], but the platforms and main buildings survived until final demolition in late 1976. The goods shed and former weighbridge still stand, having been bought by a local engineering company and adapted for commercial use whilst the site and former railway alignment have been protected from potential redevelopment by Lancashire County Council pending possible future reinstatement of the route as a transport corridor.

Source: Earby railway station – Wikipedia</a.
Map showing location of former Earby station

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Satellite image showing location of former Earby station

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Further reading

Earby railway station – Wikipedia

Earby – Disused Stations website

Skipton – Colne line – Reopen

Skipton to Colne – Brief History, by Alan Young, on Disused Stations website