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Station
Croston

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 – to get more details click this link: communityraillancashire.co.uk/destination-croston/

History Posters

A history poster has been prepared for Croston station and this can be viewed by clicking on the thumbnail below or on this link: History Posters

Address

Croston Station
Station Road
Croston
Chorley
Lancashire
PR26 9SE

Grid Reference

SD 486192 – for a map visit www.streetmap.co.uk and enter the grid reference.

Operator

Northern (DOHL)

Facilities

+  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 info@communityraillancashire.co.uk

Location

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Best Practice Paper Published

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Another DalesRail Tale Added

Memories of 'Climb a Peak Slowly'. Posted 16.11.2020

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Hidden Gems Two

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Parbold Station Virtual History Poster

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