Kearsley Train Station

This train station serves Kearsley, a small town southeast of Bolton. Kearsley Train Station has limited facilities but does offer a free car park.

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

Station Information and Facilities

Kearsley Train Station is a suburban station. The station is unmanned and has no ticket office. There is a machine on Platform 1 where passengers can purchase train tickets. Tickets can also be booked in advance online.

Regarding other facilities, there is no waiting room available for passengers. No electronic displays show travel information or live departure and arrival times.

There are two platforms:

  • Platform 1 – Trains towards Bolton
  • Platform 2 – Trains towards Manchester

Each platform is equipped with a shelter and benches. 

Unfortunately, there is no luggage storage facility available. Additionally, passengers will not find any cafes or shops here.

Platform at Kearsley Train Station
Platform at Kearsley Train Station

Video Tour

Video tour of Kearsley Train Station

Location and Onward Travel

Kearsley Train Station is situated on Stoneclough Road in Kearsley, Bolton. Pedestrian access is available from Stoneclough Road, where steps lead up to the station.

The station has a car park that can be accessed from Station Road. Parking is free for those using the railway.

Car park at Kearsley Train Station
Car park

However, no bike racks or cycle storage facilities are provided. Bike users wishing to commute by train may want to consider alternative options.

Adjacent stations on the line are Farnworth and Clifton, with Farnworth having more facilities, including a staffed ticket office.

The closest bus stop is on Stoneclough Road. Bus services from here include:

  • 512 – Farnworth to Bury, via Kearsley, Prestolee, Ringley, Radcliffe, Bradley Fold, and Ainsworth.
  • 513 – Farnworth to Bury via Kearsley, Ringley, Outwood, Whitefield, and Radcliffe.
  • 557 – Ringley Fold to Royal Bolton Hospital via Kearsley, Farnworth, Moses Gate, and Harper Green.


The station offers reasonable accessibility for passengers with mobility issues.

Step-free access to Platform 1 is available from the car park located on Station Road. A subway and ramp from Platform 1 leads to Platform 2.

Pedestrian access from the Stoneclough Road entrance is not step-free.

The station is unmanned. The conductor assists.

History of Kearsley Train Station

This railway station first opened in 1838 under the name of Ringley. However, the same year it was renamed Stoneclough. 

In 1894, it was renamed once again to Kearsley and Stoneclough. Finally, in 1903, it was renamed simply as Kearsley.

In 2019, the line here was electrified.


Map showing location of Kearsley Train Station.

Map showing location of Kearsley Train Station


Kearsley Train Station

Stoneclough Road, Kearsley
Greater Manchester
United Kingdom