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Croston railway station sits just 10 miles or so due east of Southport in the little village of Croston in Lancashire. Its one platform is served by the Ormskirk Branch Line that runs down from Preston further north. It was opened by the Liverpool Ormskirk and Preston Railway in the mid-19th century, though today the station and the trains that pass through are operated by Northern. The old stone stationmaster’s house is still intact but were sold off to private investors some years ago. It is a small, unstaffed station with facilities that include platform seating, a small shelter, a help point, and station lighting. There is one direct departure every hour during weekdays to Preston in 16 minutes and one to Ormskirk in 18 minutes.

When you disembark, you’ll find a plethora of things to do. Head to one of the cosy pubs for a craft beer and a bite to eat, get active at the Croston Sports Club, or cast your line into the nearby trout fishery to catch your supper.

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorNorthern Rail
Car parking spaces20
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces4
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Step free access from Station Road to station entrance with slight rise leading to platform through 1 metre wide gate or down a 10 metre ramp with handrail.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

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Departures and arrivals from Croston

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Croston station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to OrmskirkNorthern06:381On time
to Preston (Lancs)Northern07:161On time
to OrmskirkNorthern08:391On time
to Preston (Lancs)Northern09:161On time
to OrmskirkNorthern09:391On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Preston (Lancs)Northern06:381On time
from OrmskirkNorthern07:161On time
from Preston (Lancs)Northern08:391On time
from OrmskirkNorthern09:161On time
from Preston (Lancs)Northern09:391On time
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