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Bolton Station Information

Arrivals, departures, timetables and accessibility.

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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday -
Sunday -

Bolton station, Trinity Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL2 1BE

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Ticket Machine
Penalty Fares
Applicable Operators: Northern, TransPennine Express
Left Luggage
Left luggage contact
Lost property contact
A key is available from the Station Supervisor and at the News Stand upon request.
Baby change facilities
Cycle storage
Spaces:  99
Shelter:  Yes
CTV:  Yes
Location:  platforms 3 & 4
Additional information:  9 hoops and 15 lockers situated on platform
Storage type:  Stands
Car Park
Parking is not available.
Spaces:  0
Off peak charges:  N/A
Hourly charge:  N/A
Daily charge:  N/A
Weekly charge:  N/A
Monthly charge:  N/A
3 monthly charge:  N/A
6 monthly charge:  N/A
Annual charge:  N/A
Car park closure - due to Network Rail's plans for undertaking works at the station (as part of their wider infrastructure scheme), unfortunately the car park will no longer be available.
Bus service
Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here
Metro service
GMPTE 0161 228 7811
Detailed station information
Assisted Travel Team
0800 138 5560 text relay 18001 0800 138 5560
Monday-Sunday 24h
Help points
Staff help
Induction loop
Accessible ticket machines
Accepts Cash & Cards
Accessible booking office counter
Ticket office staff make every effort to provide the assistance that disabled passengers require.
Ramp for train access
National key toilets
Step free access
Whole station
Step free access note
Category A Station, Level access through the ticket barriers to an overpass and via lifts to all platforms. Lifts available from first to last trains.
Ticket gates
Impaired mobility set down
No designated area is provided. Street set down only available.
Wheelchairs available

Bolton Interchange combines the train and bus stations in one busy place - the train station alone sees over 3 million passengers every year.

Opened in 1838, it was originally known as Trinity Street Station. However, all the old building were demolished in the 1980s, although the iconic clock tower was rebuilt on the site of the new Bolton Station, standing tall overlooking Bolton city centre as it had done for over a century.

Undergoing a huge refurbishment in 2006, Bolton Station was given lifts, a new ticket office and improved access to all platforms via a bridge. With the addition of the Interchange, several innovative sustainable ideas have been implemented, including recycling rainwater, solar panels and low energy lighting.

How far is Bolton Station from ManchesterAirport?

It takes approximately 40 minutes to get from Bolton Station to Manchester Airport by train.

How far is the walk from Bolton Station to Bolton city centre?

To walk from Bolton Station to the town centre takes about ten minutes, going via Newport Street.

Does Bolton Station have car park facilities?

There is no parking at Bolton Station at present.

Are there secure bike storage facilities at Bolton Station?

There are spaces for 99 bikes at Bolton Station.

What facilities are available at Bolton Station?

  • Toilets
  • Station Buffet
  • Wifi
  • Telephones - coins and card
  • Disabled Access - part of the station is step-free, however, ramps, wheelchairs and induction loops are all available

Inspired to find out more about Bolton? We’ve put together the following guide outlining all the amazing places you can visit while you’re there.