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Rufford railway station serves the little community of Rufford a few miles south of Preston. It was opened in the mid-19th century by the then Liverpool, Ormskirk and Preston Railway, though it was quickly incorporated into the East Lancashire Railway and then later the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. Unfortunately, during the early ‘70s, the original station buildings were demolished and replaced with more functional concrete structures. There is no ticket office or self-service machines, so tickets will need to be bought online in advance or on board the train with the guard. Today, the two platforms and the trains that pass through are managed by Northern. There are several northbound services a day direct to Preston in 37 minutes and southbound to Ormskirk in 12 minutes, though there are no services on Sunday.

When you disembark at Rufford, you’ll find several things that are worth a visit. Down at the Saint Mary's Marina, you could charter on of the local barges for a day on the canals. Alternatively, admire the old St Mary the Virgin church or amble around the National Trust Rufford Old Hall which was once visited by a young Shakespeare.

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
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 operatorLocal Council
Car parking spaces24
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes
Level access to both platforms from Station road up a 5 metre ramp or, from the car park up ramped car park entrance then 30 metres walk to platforms or, up 8 steps then along 20 metres walkway to platform.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

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Departures and arrivals from Rufford

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Rufford station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to OrmskirkNorthern06:43Scheduled
to Preston (Lancs)Northern07:11Scheduled
to OrmskirkNorthern07:44Scheduled
to Preston (Lancs)Northern08:11Scheduled
to OrmskirkNorthern08:45Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Preston (Lancs)Northern06:43Scheduled
from OrmskirkNorthern07:11Scheduled
from Preston (Lancs)Northern07:44Scheduled
from OrmskirkNorthern08:11Scheduled
from Preston (Lancs)Northern08:45Scheduled
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