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Hugging the banks of the Rochdale Canal, trains into Littleborough station, on the Calder Valley Line between Todmorden and Rochdale, is the last station on the line within the Greater Manchester area. The usual off-peak service includes trains every half hour to Manchester Victoria and, in the opposite direction, to Todmorden, continuing alternately to Leeds (via Dewsbury) and Blackburn (via Burnley Manchester Road). In the evenings and on Sundays, the Leeds trains go via Halifax. Littleborough station opened in 1839 when the town was making a name for itself as a prosperous industrial mill town. Nowadays, the station is mainly used by commuters, but it's also important as a transport hub for visitors coming to enjoy watersports on the nearby Hollingworth Lake and make the most of opportunities for walking and other outdoor activities in the beautiful South Pennines. The main shopping streets of Littleborough town centre are less than five minutes' walk from the station.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:45 - 13:15
Saturday 07:45 - 14:15
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
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 spaces36
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces4
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Littleborough station's platform 1 (for Leeds) is off Canal Street, and platform 2 (for Manchester) off Station Road, but the two are connected by a subway and steps. The Station Road side has the ticket office, pick-up/drop-off and taxi rank as well as a waiting room and shelter. Platform 1 has seating and a shelter and Littleborough's History Centre. There is a bus stop immediately outside the station with services into town and for routes towards Dearnley, Rochdale and Hurstead.

Departures and arrivals from Littleborough

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Littleborough station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to BlackburnNorthern21:252On time
to Wigan North WesternNorthern21:321On time
to BlackburnNorthern22:072On time
to LeedsNorthern22:432On time
to Manchester VictoriaNorthern23:041On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Kirkby (Merseyside)Northern21:252On time
from LeedsNorthern21:321On time
from Manchester VictoriaNorthern22:072On time
from Manchester VictoriaNorthern22:432On time
from BlackburnNorthern23:041On time
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