Farnworth Train Station

This modest train station serves Farnworth, a small town south of Bolton. It offers fast journey times to destinations such as Manchester city centre and Bolton.

Services from this station include trains to Southport, and Stalybridge.

Platforms at Farnworth Train Station, Bolton

Station Facilities

Farnworth Station offers a range of passenger facilities, including a ticket office staffed on weekdays. Staff can assist with journey planning, tickets, season tickets, and general information.

In addition, ticket machines are available, and tickets can be booked online. 

Ticket office at Farnworth Train Station, Bolton
Ticket office

Live train times are displayed on electronic screens at the station. 

Other facilities include shelters and seating. There are no toilets, cafes, or shops at the station.

The station has two platforms:

  • Platform 1: Services towards Bolton
  • Platform 2: Services towards Manchester

Both platforms have step-free access via ramps from the entrance, ensuring convenience for all users.

Ramp to platform at Farnworth Train Station
Ramp to platform


Farnworth Station is located on Bridge Street (postcode BL4 7QZ). It is around 1/3 mile east of Farnworth town centre.

The station has no car park, but free street parking is available.

Attractions in the area include Moses Gate Country Park and Nob End, a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

The 557 bus travels from Royal Bolton Hospital to Ringley and stops outside the station. Other stops on the route include Harper Green, Farnworth, Kearsley, and Stoneclough.

Moses Gate Train Station is also situated in Farnworth.

Adjacent stations on the line are Kearsley and Moses Gate.

History of Farnworth Station

The station was first opened in 1838 and has undergone several name changes.

The Manchester, Bolton and Bury Railway opened the station in 1838. It was originally named Tunnel. It closed in 1841 but reopened in 1845 under the name Halshaw Moor. Subsequent name changes occurred in 1852 (Halshaw Moor and Farnworth) and 1870 (Farnworth and Halshaw Moor). In 1974 it was named Farnworth Station.

The station underwent a minor upgrade in 2009 and a more substantial rebuild in 2015-2016 as part of works to electrify the Manchester-Preston line.


Map showing location of Farnworth Train Station.

Map showing location of Farnworth Train Station


Farnworth Train Station

Address and postcode
Bridge Street, Farnworth
Greater Manchester
United Kingdom