Lostock Train Station is a suburban railway station in Bolton, serving the upmarket residential areas of Lostock and Heaton. It is a popular park-and-ride station with a large car park that’s free for passengers.
Services from this station include trains to Blackpool North, and Manchester Airport.
Station Facilities and Services
Lostock Station provides essential amenities and services for travellers.
The station has two platforms:
- Platform 1 for travel towards Bolton and Manchester
- Platform 2 for journeys towards Preston and Blackpool
Lostock Station has a staffed ticket office located on Platform 1 for purchasing tickets. This ticket counter is open on weekdays only. Ticket machines are also available. Train tickets can also be purchased online.
The station offers shelters and seating on both platforms. Electronic displays show live train times and travel information. Printed timetables are displayed on boards.
Security cameras monitor the station premises.
The station has no cafe, shop, or toilets.
The video below shows the facilities at the station.
Lostock Station offers step-free access to both platforms. Platform 1, for services towards Manchester, can be directly accessed from the car park. Platform 2, which provides services to Preston, is equipped with a 1:10 ramp.
Both platforms feature tactile paving to aid visually impaired passengers.
For those driving to the station, accessible parking spaces are available in the car park.
History of Lostock Station
Lostock Junction Station first opened in August 1852. It closed in 1966 due to cuts but was reopened in 1988 as Lostock Parkway. It was subsequently renamed Lostock. The line here was electrified in 2019.
Location and Getting There
Lostock Train Station is on Lostock Junction Lane in Lostock, Bolton (postcode BL6 4JN).
The station boasts a sizeable park-and-ride car park. Parking is free for rail passengers.
The Beaumont Hospital and Bolton Golf Club are nearby but not within easy walking distance. To reach either of these destinations, a taxi is recommended.