Services from this station include trains to Ormskirk, and Preston.
Croston Station was opened in 1849 by the Liverpool, Ormskirk and Preston Railway.
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.
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.
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
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.