Rishton Train Station

This train station serves Rishton, a village in Hyndburn between Blackburn and Accrington.

It lies on the East Lancashire Line. 

Services from Rishton include trains to Preston, and Colne.

Station Information and Facilities

The station has two platforms:

  • Platform 1 – Trains towards Accrington, Burnley, and Colne
  • Platform 2 – Trains towards Blackburn and Preston

A footbridge with steps connects the two platforms. No lift is available.

The station is unmanned and has few facilities.

No ticket office is available, so passengers must purchase train tickets before travelling or use the ticket machine. 

Electronic displays show live train times. Printed timetables are displayed on boards.


Rishton has limited disabled access. Platform 1 can be accessed step-free, but platform 2 requires using the footbridge steps.

The car park has a handful of accessible parking spaces.

Rishton Station – Location, Parking, and Onward Travel

Rishton Railway Station is located on Station Road at the village’s southern end. There’s a small car park close to the station entrance. Parking here is free for rail users.

The Rishton Arms (postcode BB1 4HF), a Thwaites pub, is just a few yards from the station.

The station is about a 5-minute walk from the centre of the village and Blackburn Road.

There are bus stops on Blackburn Road. Bus services stopping here include: 

  • 7 – Blackburn Bus Station to Accrington Bus Station and Great Harwood
  • 152 – Preston Bus Station to Burnley Bus Station. Stops include Hoghton, Blackburn Bus Station, Rishton, Clayton-le-Moors, and Padiham.

Rishton Station is handy for accessing some attractions

  • Rishton Cricket Club – 150 yards
  • Cutwood Park and Rishton Reservoir – 1/2 mile walk
  • Rishton Golf Club – 1/3 mile walk

Adjacent stations on the East Lancashire Line are Blackburn and Church and Oswaldtwistle.


Map showing location of Rishton Train Station.

Map showing location of Rishton Train Station


Rishton Train Station

Station Road
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