This remote train station is situated between the Wayoh Reservoir and the Turton and Entwistle Reservoir, approximately one mile from the village of Edgworth. Few people live in the immediate area, and it is most used by drinkers frequenting the adjacent Strawbury Duck pub and walkers exploring the surrounding countryside.
Entwistle Train Station is a request stop. Passengers wishing to catch a train from here must signal the driver. Those alighting must inform the conductor.
The station is on the Ribble Valley Line.
Facilities and Station Information
Entwistle Station has one platform, serving both northbound and southbound trains. It is an unstaffed station with no ticket office. However, a ticket machine is available for purchasing train tickets or collecting pre-purchased tickets.
Electronic displays show live train times. Printed timetables are displayed on boards.
Unfortunately, there is no toilet, waiting room, cafe, or shop.
The Strawbury Duck pub is adjacent to the station and offers refreshments.
Entwistle Railway Station is a small, rural station with limited facilities, but it does offer some accessibility features for passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility. The station provides step-free access from the bridge above the station to the single platform via a ramp with handrails. The ramp is approximately 100 meters long with a 1.5-metre-wide gateway at the top.
While the station has a shelter and seating area on the platform, it does not have accessible toilets.
Location, Car Parking, and Onward Travel
The station is on Entwistle Hall Lane in Entwistle, Blackburn, Lancashire. It is 5 miles north of Bolton and 6 miles south of Blackburn.
Those wishing to find Entwistle Train Station using their satellite navigation system can use the postcode BL7 0LU (also the postcode for the Strawbury Duck).
There’s no car park at the station, but cars can park on the lane leading to the station. No bus services serve this station.
Surrounding Area Walks
The station is surrounded by beautiful countryside, offering various walking trails.
Details of the Warpers Trail, an 8½ mile walk around Wayoh Reservoir and the Turton and Entwistle Reservoir are provided on the station noticeboard. The Turton and Entwistle Trail is a shorter walk around the Turton and Entwistle Reservoir.
History of Entwistle Station
The railway station opened in August 1848. At one time, it boasted station buildings and a goods yard. However, it was reduced in size in the 1960s as part of the Beeching cuts. Today it has few facilities.
The 1986 adaptation of Jeffrey Archer’s novel First Among Equals used Entwistle Station to double as the fictional Redfern Station.