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Darwen railway station has long served the little town of Darwen in Lancashire. It was opened in the mid-19th century by the Bolton, Blackburn, Clotheroe & West Yorkshire Railway. When you arrive via Bolton, the train passes through a 1.2-mile tunnel through the East Lancashire hills. Today, the stations and the trains that pass through are managed by Northern and the two platforms are served by the Ribble Valley Line. It’s an unstaffed station which includes waiting shelters, ticket machines, and electronic displays with passenger information. Each of the platforms also have step-free access. There are two direct trains to Blackburn in 8 minutes and to Bolton in 20 minutes.

When you step off the train at Darwen, there are plenty of little restaurants or cosy pubs to grab a bite to eat. Alternatively, if you head to the Darwen Library Theatre, you can catch one of the year-round productions.

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes
Blackburn/Preston platform: from Railway Road up a 70 metre ramp with handrail or up 28 steps with rest platform and handrail. Manchester platform: from Atlas Road up 1 low step to 60 metre ramp with handrail to platform.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

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Departures and arrivals from Darwen

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Darwen station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to ClitheroeNorthern19:25On time
to RochdaleNorthern19:561On time
to ClitheroeNorthern20:25On time
to Manchester VictoriaNorthern20:561On time
to ClitheroeNorthern21:25On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from RochdaleNorthern19:24Late
from ClitheroeNorthern19:531On time
from RochdaleNorthern20:23On time
from ClitheroeNorthern20:551On time
from RochdaleNorthern21:23On time
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