Croston Train Station

This railway station serves Croston, a Lancashire village between Chorley and Southport. It lies on the Ormskirk Branch Line, the railway connecting Ormskirk to Preston.

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

Croston Station was opened in 1849 by the Liverpool, Ormskirk and Preston Railway.

Video tour of Croston Train Station

Station Facilities and Information

Croston is a small station with few facilities and only one platform.

There is no ticket office. A ticket machine is available for passengers to purchase their tickets. Train tickets can also be booked in advance online.

The platform has a shelter to protect passengers from the elements while they wait for their train.

A digital screen shows live train times. Printed timetables are also displayed on boards.

The station is unmanned, but there’s a customer help point where travellers can speak to an operator for immediate assistance and information.

Amenities such as toilets, a waiting room, or a cafe are unavailable at the station. A shop and post office is just a short walk from the station, ensuring travellers can buy supplies for their journey.

The former station buildings are now a private residence, Station House.

Croston Train Station and Station House
Platform and Station House (private residence)

Accessibility

The station is reasonably accessible. Step-free access to the platform is available. Although the station does not have tactile paving, it does provide designated disabled parking spaces.

View of Croston Train Station from road bridge
View from road bridge

Location and Travel

Croston Railway Station is situated on Station Road, at the northern end of the village. The station doesn’t have its own postcode, but owners of satellite navigation systems can use the postcode PR26 9HL (Station House) to find it.

A small car park adjacent to the station has spaces for around twenty vehicles. Parking is free of charge for rail passengers.

For commuters travelling to the station by bike, there’s a cycle rack near the station entrance where bicycles can be securely parked.

The bus stop near the station offers connectivity to the surrounding area and beyond. Bus services stopping here include

  • 112 bus from Croston to Preston
  • 337 bus connecting Chorley to Ormskirk via Charnock Richard, Eccleston, Croston, Parbold, and Burscough
  • 347 bus from Chorley to Southport via Charnock Richard, Eccleston, Croston, and Rufford

The other stations in the Borough of Chorley are Chorley, Buckshaw Parkway, Euxton Balshaw Lane, and Adlington.

Car park at Croston Train Station, near Chorley
Car park

Attractions near Croston Train Station

While no major tourist attractions are within walking distance of the station, the village of Croston is a picturesque spot with a peaceful charm.

Bygone Times, a fantastic craft and antique centre in Eccleston, is about four miles away.

Map

Map showing location of Croston Train Station.

Map showing location of Croston Train Station

Details

Croston Train Station

Address
Station Road
Croston
Lancashire
United Kingdom