This modern train station serves Euxton, a Lancashire village northwest of Chorley. It opened in 1998 and lies on the Blackpool to Liverpool Line.
Services from this station include trains to Blackpool North, and Liverpool Lime Street.
Station Facilities and Information
Euxton Balshaw Lane Train Station is a simple station with few facilities.
There are two platforms at the station. Trains towards Liverpool leave Platform 1, and trains towards Preston leave Platform 2.
The station doesn’t have a ticket office, but it does have a ticket machine. Train tickets can also be booked in advance online.
There are no waiting rooms here. However, each platform is equipped with a shelter and benches.
Another downside is the lack of toilets, a cafe, or a shop at the station itself. However, there’s a convenience store within walking distance.
The station offers step-free access to both platforms, an essential feature for passengers with mobility aids. Furthermore, the car park provides dedicated disabled spaces.
To further assist passengers with visual impairments, tactile paving runs the length of each platform. Tactile paving is a type of surface that uses raised patterns to provide sensory feedback. The paving allows visually impaired passengers to feel the changes in surface underfoot, assisting them with safe navigation around the station.
Location of Euxton Balshaw Lane Station
Euxton Balshaw Lane Station is located in Euxton, a suburb of Chorley in Lancashire.
Pedestrians can access the station from the bridge on Balshaw Lane (A581). The car park of the station is accessed via Regency Gardens. Parking is free for rail passengers travelling from here.
The station doesn’t have a postcode. Drivers can use the postcode for Regency Gardens (PR7 6NW) to find it using a satellite navigation system.
For cyclists, there are bike racks available in the car park.
The 109 bus from Chorley to Preston stops nearby.
Adjacent stations on the line are Leyland and Wigan North Western. Wigan North Western is on the West Coast Main Line and offers good connections to the national rail network. There are direct trains to destinations such as London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Carlisle, and Lancaster.