Rawtenstall Train Station is the northern terminus of the East Lancashire Railway (ELR). It was built in 1846 but closed to passengers in 1972. It reopened in 1991 when the ELR was extended from Ramsbottom to Rawtenstall.
Since reopening the station buildings have been fully restored. Buffer Stops bar offers real ales and cider, pub snacks, and light meals. Other facilities include a ticket office, café, and toilets. The station offers full disabled access.
Rawtenstall Train Station is situated on Bury Road on the edge of Rawtenstall town centre (postcode BB4 6AG). Free parking is available for passengers.
Rawtenstall lies in the Rossendale Valley and prospered during the Industrial Revolution. Fitzpatrick’s on Bank Street is the UK’s only remaining temperance bar. Other attractions in the town include Ski Rossendale, The Whitaker (formerly Rossendale Museum and Art Gallery) in Whitaker Park, and the Weavers’ Cottage.