CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Station
Rufford

Sunday 27th August 2017 – Ormskirk MotorFest 2017, Ormskirk Town centre from 11:00 onwards. Northern will be running additional train services between Preston & Ormskirk throughout the day – Click the link here for full details Ormskirk MotorFest 2017

Rufford station, a typical country halt, is situated on the edge of Rufford village surrounded with fertile fields. The village itself is very spread but the  many white walled cottages are very attractive. A well known attraction close to the railway is Rufford Old Hall, the ancestral home of the Hesketh family. This 16th century Tudor building is one of the finest examples of this type of building in Lancashire and its hammer beamed roof of the Great Hall is outstanding.

St  Mary’s Wharf sits close to the station adjacent to the Rufford Branch of the Leeds Liverpool canal and is well known locally for fine food. There are many attractive walks around the village and along the canal towpath.

Address

Rufford Station
Church Road
Rufford
Lancashire
L40 1TB

Grid Reference

SD 466155 – for a map visit www.streetmap.co.uk and enter the grid reference.

Operator

Arriva Rail North Ltd.

Facilities

  • Unstaffed station
  • Regular service to Preston and Ormskirk
  • Waiting shelters
  • Additional seating on platforms
  • Car park (20 spaces)
  • Long Line Public Address

Other Information

  • Bus stops on Liverpool Road (Hesketh Arms) – click here for bus timetables
  • Rail User Group – Ormskirk, Preston & Southport Travellers Association
  • Friends of Station group – contact Brian Haworth on 01254 386579
  • Rufford Old Hall (National Trust) is about 20 minutes walk away from the station – click here for more information

Location

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