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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

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 LeedsNorthern09:132Late
to LeedsNorthern09:161On time
to LeedsNorthern09:26Scheduled
to LeedsNorthern09:561On time
to LeedsNorthern10:112On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Manchester VictoriaNorthern09:122Late
from Manchester VictoriaNorthern09:161On time
from Manchester VictoriaNorthern09:26Scheduled
from Manchester VictoriaNorthern09:561On time
from Manchester VictoriaNorthern10:112On time
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