Huncoat Train Station

Huncoat Train Station serves the small village of Huncoat in Hyndburn, located northeast of Accrington in Lancashire, England. It lies on the East Lancashire Line.

Services from this station include trains to Colne, and Preston.

Station Facilities and Information

The station has two platforms:

  • Platform 1: Trains to Accrington, Blackburn, and Preston
  • Platform 2: Trains to Burnley and Colne

Huncoat Train Station has a minimal range of facilities, typical of a minor, unmanned rural station. There is no ticket office. Passengers can purchase train tickets from the ticket machine or book in advance online.

Facilities can be summarised as follows:

  • Shelters and benches on the platforms but no dedicated station building.
  • No ticket office, waiting rooms, toilets, shop, or cafe.
  • Ticket machine.
  • Electronic displays show live train times. Printed timetables are displayed on boards.
  • Customer help points, providing an audio link to customer service staff.
  • No car park or bicycle storage.
  • Access between platforms is via a footbridge.

Although the station has no cafe or toilets, it is adjacent to The Railway pub.

History

The original Huncoat Railway Station was opened in 1848 by the East Lancashire Railway. It was located off Altham Lane near the old Huncoat Power Station site. In 1902, the station was relocated to its present position at the junction of Station Road and Enfield Road.

During the interwar period, the area alongside the railway saw rapid industrial development. There were collieries, coke ovens, and brickworks. All were connected by rail to the main line at Huncoat. A large goods yard was established at the station, and Huncoat became a vital station for freight. The construction of Huncoat Power Station in the 1950s brought even more freight traffic.

Towards the end of the 20th century, industries in the area declined. Huncoat Colliery closed in 1968, and Huncoat Power Station was decommissioned in 1984. The Accrington Nori brickworks closed in 2008. Freight traffic at Huncoat Station ended, and the station became a rural passenger station.

Accessibility

There is step-free access to both platforms. Platforms are accessed from street level through wooden gates.

However, there is no accessible ticket office, toilet, parking, or dedicated assistance meeting point.

Location – Address, Parking, Onward Travel

Huncoat Train Station is located in the village of Huncoat, between Accrington and Burnley. It is situated at the junction of Station Road and Enfield Road.

There is no station car park, but plenty of free street parking is nearby.

There’s a bus station near the station. Bus services stopping here include the M1 bus from Burnley Bus Station to Accrington Bus Station. Stops on the route include Padiham, Hapton, and Huncoat.

Adjacent stations on the East Lancashire Line are Accrington and Hapton.

Map

Map showing location of Huncoat Train Station.

Map showing location of Huncoat Train Station

Details

Huncoat Train Station

Address
Station Road
Huncoat
Lancashire
United Kingdom