It lies on the East Lancashire Line. Services calling here include trains from Blackpool South to Colne (via Preston, Blackburn and Burnley Central).
The station is unmanned and has few facilities other than a couple of shelters.
Rishton Train Station is located on Station Road at the southern end of the village. 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.