Blackrod Train Station

Blackrod Station is a small station serving Blackrod, a small village near Bolton.

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

View of platforms of Blackrod Train Station from bridge on Station Road
View of platforms from bridge on Station Road

Station Facilities

The station is unstaffed but well-kept and modern, benefiting from a million-pound improvement project in 2012. Station facilities include shelters, benches, customer help points, cycle racks and lockers. Electronic displays show live departures, arrivals, and timetable changes.

There is no ticket office here. Tickets can be purchased from the ticket machine. They can also be booked in advance online.

The station has two platforms:

  • Platform 1 – For trains towards Preston and Blackpool.
  • Platform 2 – For trains towards Bolton and Manchester.
View of platforms at Blackrod Train Station showing shelters, benches, and cycle storage facilities
View of platforms showing shelters, benches, and cycle storage facilities


Accessibility features include step-free access ramps to both platforms.

Blackrod Station Tour

The video below shows the key features of the station. It was shot in 2020.

Video tour of Blackrod Train Station

Location, Parking, Onward Travel 

The station is on Station Road in Blackrod, adjacent to the excellent Rivington Pub & Grill (formerly the Ridgway Arms). The station doesn’t have its own postcode. However, users of satellite navigation systems can use the pub postcode (BL6 5JF) to find it.

There’s a reasonably large car park next to the station. Parking is free for rail passengers. The station also has a drop-off zone and a small waiting area.

Adjacent stops on the line are Adlington and Horwich Parkway. Blackrod Station is closer to Horwich town centre than Horwich Parkway.

Buses from the station include the 575 from Bolton to Wigan. Stops on the route include Horwich, Blackrod, and Aspull.

Drop-off zone and waiting area at Blackrod Train Station
Drop-off zone and waiting area
Rivington Pub & Grill, Station Road, Blackrod
Rivington Pub & Grill

History of Blackrod Train Station

The station opened in 1841. It was initially named Horwich Junction. The line here was electrified in 2019.


Map showing location of Blackrod Train Station.

Map showing location of Blackrod Train Station


Blackrod Train Station

Station Road
Greater Manchester
United Kingdom