This suburban railway station serves Bolton’s Tonge Moor and Astley Bridge areas.
It is on the Ribble Valley Line and takes its name from nearby Hall i’ th’ Wood, the house where Samuel Crompton invented the Spinning Mule.
Station Facilities and Useful Information
The station is unmanned, and only basic facilities for travellers are available.
There are simple shelters on both platforms where passengers can seek protection from the elements while waiting for their trains.
Unfortunately, there is no ticket office, ticket machines, toilet facilities, or anywhere to buy food and drink. Furthermore, there are no electronic displays showing live arrival and departure times.
Live train times can be seen at the bottom of this page. Train tickets can be booked online.
The station does not offer step-free access to its platforms. Both platforms can only be reached via a long ramp with steps.
Location, Parking, and Transport Links
Hall i’ th’ Wood Train Station is located on Crompton Way, in the Tonge area of Bolton.
The station boasts a car park. The entrance to the car park is on Crompton Way, adjacent to the Crompton Health Centre (postcode BL1 8UP). Parking is free for rail passengers.
Bus stops near the station are served by the following routes:
- 525 – Circular service from Bolton Bus Station, calling at Halliwell, Smithills Hall, Astley Bridge, and Hall i’ th’ Wood.
- 527 – Circular service from Bolton Bus Station, calling at Hall i’ th’ Wood, Astley Bridge, Smithills Hall, and Halliwell.
There is no taxi rank at the station. Taxis from here need to be pre-booked.