Adlington Train Station

This railway station serves Adlington, a small Lancashire town three miles south of Chorley. It lies on the Manchester to Preston Line.

Services from this station include trains to Blackpool North, and Manchester Airport.

Video tour of Adlington Train Station

Station Facilities and Services

Adlington Train Station offers a variety of facilities for travellers. There’s a ticket office on Platform 2. It is open Monday to Saturday mornings. Staff can assist with ticket purchases and advise about journey times, train departures, cheap train tickets, and more. A ticket vending machine is also available.

There’s a waiting room in the station building. There are also shelters and benches on both platforms.

Electronic displays show live train time times. Printed timetables are displayed on boards around the station.

The station does not offer onsite toilets, a shop, or a cafe. There are shops and pubs in Adlington town centre, a short walk from the station.

Platforms at Adlington Train Station in Lancashire
Platforms

Accessibility

The station caters to the mobility needs of all travellers with step-free access to both platforms. However, please note that the ramp leading to Platform 1, for services towards Manchester, is steep and may not be fully accessible for wheelchair users.

Platform 1 has tactile paving installed, helping visually impaired passengers navigate safely. Platform 2, for Blackpool, currently does not have this facility.

History

Adlington Railway Station was opened in 1841 by the Bolton and Preston Railway Company. This time marked the beginning of an era of connectivity for the people of Adlington and the wider Lancashire area, encouraging local and regional development.

One significant milestone in the station’s history was the completion of electrification works in 2019. This upgrade ushered the station into a new era, increasing the efficiency of train services, reducing environmental impact, and generally improving the travel experience for passengers.

Location and Transport Information

The station is on Railway Road in Adlington, just down the road from Adlington Library. Pedestrian access to the station is from Railway Road.

For those travelling by car, the station boasts a park-and-ride car park. It is situated on Grove Farm Drive, a short distance north of the station Parking is free for rail passengers.

Cyclists are also catered to. Cycle storage facilities are available on Platform 2, next to the ticket office.

The 127 bus service stops close to the station. The service runs from Chorley Interchange to Horwich Parkway (at Middlebrook), passing through Adlington and Blackrod. 

White Bear Waterside & Marina is just ¼ mile from the station. It is the largest marina on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

Adjacent stations on the Manchester to Preston Line are Chorley and Blackrod.

Car park at Adlington Train Station in Lancashire
Car park

Map

Map showing location of Adlington Train Station.

Map showing location of Adlington Train Station

Details

Adlington Train Station

Address
Railway Road
Adlington
Lancashire
United Kingdom