Chorley Train Station is a critical link in the national rail network, connecting the town of Chorley to major cities like Manchester and Preston.
The station lies on the Manchester–Preston Line.
Services from Chorley include trains to Manchester Airport, Blackpool North, and Barrow-in-Furness.
Station Facilities and Useful Information
Chorley Station is a well-equipped public transport facility designed to cater to the varied needs of passengers.
The station has two platforms:
- Platform 1 – For trains to Preston and Blackpool North
- Platform 2 – For trains to Bolton and Manchester
The ticket office operates every day of the week. Here, travellers can purchase train tickets, get information about train schedules, and get answers to queries about their journey. Self-service ticket machines are also available. Tickets can also be booked in advance online.
Electronic displays provide real-time updates on train departures and arrivals. These displays are placed strategically across the station, ensuring passengers can check live train times at all times. Printed timetables are displayed on boards.
A waiting room within the main building provides a comfortable space for passengers awaiting their train.
The station is equipped with CCTV surveillance, helping to ensure a safe environment for passengers and staff alike. Additionally, customer help points are located throughout the station, offering immediate assistance to passengers who may need it.
The station offers a reasonable degree of accessibility. There are accessible parking spaces for passengers with mobility issues and tactile paving on both platforms for the visually impaired.
An accessible toilet within the station building and step-free access to both platforms underline the station’s commitment to offering accessible facilities for all passengers.
Chorley Railway Station was opened by the Bolton and Preston Railway in 1841. The opening marked the town’s integration into the wider rail network.
The current station building was built in the 1980s. The station witnessed significant development in 2019 when the line was electrified, improving efficiency and sustainability.
The station is in Chorley town centre, just off the A6. A drop-off zone is outside the station, and a paid park-and-ride car park is beside it. Use the postcode PR7 1BS to find the station using your satellite navigation system.
There are cycle racks next to the station building for commuters travelling to the station by bike.
The station is part of Chorley Interchange. Chorley Bus Station makes up the other half and is just across the road. This setup offers seamless connectivity between bus and rail services. Buses depart from here for Buckshaw Village, Charnock Richard, Chorley and South Ribble Hospital, Euxton, Eccleston, Bamber Bridge and many other destinations.
Attractions near Chorley Station
The station is within easy walking distance of many of Chorley’s attractions. Chorley Market, Market Walk Shopping Centre, and Reel Cinema Chorley are nearby.