Chorley Station – Transport in North West Lancashire

Chorley’s railway station is located in the heart of this historic market town. It serves commuters to towns across Lancashire, including Preston and Manchester.

A modern 1980s building, the station has been recently refurbished to support the electrification of trains. The subway roofs were replaced to accommodate the new overhead line equipment.

Getting to the station

There are a variety of ways to get to Chorley Station, including bus, train, and taxi. To make your journey easier, download Moovit, the all-in-one transit app, and get step-by-step directions from any location in real time.

Chorley railway station first opened in 1841, and is located in the town centre. It is connected to Chorley Interchange, and has a ticket office for travellers to purchase train tickets or answer questions. There are also two platforms and a pay-and-ride car park nearby.

Parking near Chorley Station is available at several options, and the prices range from private driveways to multi-storey car parks. If you’re travelling by car, consider using JustPark to reserve a space ahead of time. This service ensures you’ll always have a space available, and provides transparency on pricing to help you save money. Then just relax and enjoy your trip! The bus is a great way to see the sights of Chorley. And with a personal music playlist, you can create the perfect soundtrack for your trip.

Getting around the station

The best way to get around Chorley Station is by bus and train. Moovit is an all-in-one transit app that allows you to browse public transportation schedules, prices, and routes. Over 1.5 million users, including those in North West, trust Moovit for their daily commute.

The Chorley Interchange railway station forms half of the town’s transport hub with Chorley Bus Station across the road. Together, they offer seamless connectivity between buses and trains for destinations like Buckshaw Village, Charnock Richard, Chorley and South Ribble Hospital, Euxton Balshaw Lane, and Bamber Bridge.

On a typical weekday, there are 40 scheduled rail journeys between Sheffield and Chorley. 0 of these are direct, but 40 require a change. The travel time is approximately 1 hour and 37 minutes.

Parking at Chorley Station can be a challenge, but with JustPark you can pre-book your space ahead of time and avoid the stress and expense of getting caught on the day. Our extensive network of vetted spaces – from council car parks to private driveways – means you can find the right space for your needs, all at the best price.

Getting to the town centre

Chorley station is located in the heart of this historic market town with the West Pennine Moors in the background. A modern 1980s build, the two platforms serve commuters travelling to Preston and Manchester.

Ticket purchase and collection machines can be found on Platform 2 (Manchester bound) and in the ticket office which is open 0625 – 19:00 weekdays, 0730 – 20:30 Saturdays and 0830 – 19:00 Sundays. The ticket office is a good place to ask questions about your journey.

There is a chargeable railway car park to the south of the station and parking tickets can be purchased from the ticket office or self-service machines. Alternatively, try parking at Chorley Interchange across the road – you can reserve spaces in advance on JustPark, with prices transparent and cost-effective. Or, list a space and earn extra cash by renting your unused parking spot! It only takes minutes to sign up. Click here for more information.

Getting to the attractions

Chorley is home to a number of popular attractions, such as Astley Hall, Rufford Old Hall, and Heapey Station. The town is also served by a number of buses, making it easy to explore the area.

There are 51 train journeys to and from Chorley every weekday, with the quickest taking just 40 mins. Trains on the route between Chorley and Manchester Stations are operated by Northern Rail.

Finding parking near Chorley Station is easy with JustPark. You can pre-book a space in advance, guaranteeing you a spot at a low price. JustPark spaces are available on a secure, reliable network of local council car parks and private driveways – all at a great price.

Moovit makes getting to Chorley Station from your starting point easy, which is why over 1.5 million users, including users in Bolton, trust Moovit as their all-in-one transit app. Download the Moovit app and get directions, routes, timetables, and more in real-time.

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