Church and Oswaldtwistle Train Station

This train station serves Oswaldtwistle and the nearby village of Church. It lies on the East Lancashire Line, the railway linking Preston to Colne.

Services from this station include trains to Preston, and Colne.

Oswaldtwistle Mills is just a quarter of a mile from the station.

Station Information and Facilities

The station has two platforms:

  • Platform 1: Trains to Blackburn and Preston
  • Platform 2: Trains to Accrington, Burnley and Colne
Platforms at Church and Oswaldtwistle Train Station
Platforms

Ramps and steps provide access from street level.

The station is unstaffed and has no ticket office. Passengers can purchase train tickets from self-service ticket machines.

Electronic displays show live departures and arrivals. Printed timetables are displayed on boards.

There are shelters and benches on both platforms. There are no toilet, cafe, or shop at the station.

Accessibility

The station sits on a bridge above Market Street in Church, with steps and ramps providing access from street level. However, disabled access is only available on Platform 1 (Preston platform). The only way to access Platform 2 (Colne platform) is by using steep steps.

The station does not have accessible toilets or waiting rooms, only open platform shelters.

Bench and Flower Bed at Church and Oswaldtwistle Train Station
Bench and Flower Bed

History

The station was opened in 1848 as Church Station by the East Lancashire Railway. It was renamed Church and Oswaldtwistle in 1895. 

The station was heavily used during the Industrial Revolution when Oswaldtwistle’s cotton mills were at their peak. 

Sign for Platforms and Oswaldtwistle Mills at Church and Oswaldtwistle Train Station
Sign for Platforms and Oswaldtwistle Mills

Location, Address, Parking and Places to Visit

The station sits on a bridge above Market Street in Church. There’s no car park at the station, but there’s plenty of free street parking in the immediate area.

The station doesn’t have a postcode. However, you can use BB5 0DP to find it using a sat nav.

Oswaldtwistle Mills, a popular shopping outlet, is just a quarter of a mile from the station.

Other attractions and places of interest nearby include:

  • Leeds and Liverpool Canal: This historic canal is within walking distance of the station and offers picturesque views and opportunities for leisurely walks.
  • Ryddings Park: This historic park in Oswaldtwistle was originally the grounds of Rhyddings Hall. It now features a bowling green, cafe, playground, games area, and gardens.
  • Hyndburn Leisure Centre: Community fitness and leisure complex in Church. Facilities include a swimming pool, gym, sports halls, squash courts, sauna, and indoor play area.

There’s a bus stop on Market Street, close to the station. Bus services stopping here include the 6 service from Blackburn Bus Station to Great Harwood, Clayton-le-Moors, Accrington, and Oswaldtwistle.

Market Street, Church, Lancashire
Market Street

Adjacent stations on the East Lancashire Line are Rishton and Accrington.

Map

Map showing location of Church and Oswaldtwistle Train Station.

Map showing location of Church and Oswaldtwistle Train Station

Details

Church and Oswaldtwistle Train Station

Address
Market Street
Church
Lancashire
United Kingdom