CRL - Community Rail Lancashire


Due to the ongoing Great North Rail Project (Preston to Blackpool Upgrade) the lines from Preston to Blackpool North & Blackpool South will be closed between 11 November 2017 and 28 January 2018. A replacement bus service will be in operation and the timetable can be downloaded here: Preston-Blackpool-TT-13-mk2

Croston railway station was built for the Liverpool, Ormskirk and Preston Railway Company and opened on the 2nd April 1849.The station sits on the edge of the village. Croston once a market town stands on the fast flowing River Yarrow, which runs through the village centre. The village has strong links with farming and agriculture and the architectural merits of Church Street are well known; the street has been described as being probably the finest example of a Lancashire village street.

At the end of the street sits St Michael and all Angels’ ancient church, which is well worth a visit. There has been a church here since1075. The church tower stands 65 feet high and is topped with pinnacles and battlements, the tower houses eight bells cast between 1787 and 1882. One of the bells is inscribed; ‘I to the church the living call and to the grave do summond all’.

Croston has an attractive village centre and is well worth visiting.


Croston Station
Station Road
PR26 9SE

Grid Reference

SD 486192 – for a map visit and enter the grid reference.


Arriva Rail North Ltd.


  • Unstaffed station
  • Regular service to Preston and Ormskirk
  • Single platform
  • Waiting shelter
  • Additional seating on Platform
  • Car park (40 spaces)
  • Long Line Public Address
  • Community notice board


Other Information

  • Bus stops on Station Road – click here for bus timetables
  • Rail User Group – Ormskirk, Preston & Southport Travellers Association
  • Friends of Station group – contact Brian Haworth on 01254 386579


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