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Station Update

From Monday 4 March 2024, the lift to platforms 4 and 5 at Bolton station is being replaced. During this time, passengers travelling from Bolton towards Preston, Blackpool and Cumbria will need to travel via Salford Crescent for step-free access. Passengers are advised to use the lift to platforms 1 and 3, to travel to Salford Crescent and use the step-free access there to head northbound.

Passengers who need step-free access are advised to allow extra time for their journeys and where possible, book assisted travel in advance with their train operator.

Extra staff will be at the station to help passengers safely use the stairs.

For assistance, please speak to a member of station staff or contact Passenger Assist on 0800 138 5560.

For more information, please visit: https://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/news/advance-notice-to-passengers-about-bolton-station-lift-work

Bolton Train Station facilities

What improvements have been made at Bolton Train Station?

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.

Timetable for the routes on which Bolton station is located

  • Bolton to Manchester and Manchester Airport

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    File size: 417.15kb
  • Print friendly version - Bolton to Manchester and Manchester Airport

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    File size: 495.12kb

  • Manchester to Blackburn and Clitheroe

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    File size: 399.66kb
  • Print friendly version - Manchester to Blackburn and Clitheroe

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    File size: 405.56kb
  • Engineering Timetable - Manchester Victoria - Clitheroe

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    File size: 14.4kb

  • Manchester to Southport and Headbolt Lane

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    File size: 690.27kb
  • Print friendly version - Manchester to Southport and Headbolt Lane

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    File size: 989.78kb
  • Engineering Timetable - Manchester Airport - Manchester - Wigan/Southport

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    File size: 662.93kb
  • Engineering Timetable - Stalybridge - Manchester Victoria

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    File size: 10.92kb
  • Engineering Timetable - Manchester Airport - Manchester - Headbolt Lane/Southport

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    File size: 1.8mb

  • Blackpool North to Manchester Victoria/Manchester Airport

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    File size: 378.82kb
  • Print friendly version - Blackpool North to Manchester Victoria/Manchester Airport

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    File size: 457.72kb
  • Engineering Timetable - Blackpool North - Manchester Airport

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    File size: 27.89kb
  • Engineering Timetable - Blackpool North - Manchester Airport

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    File size: 21.75kb
  • Engineering Timetable - Blackpool North - Manchester Airport

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    File size: 27.26kb
  • Engineering Timetable - Blackpool North - Manchester Airport

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    File size: 27.25kb
  • Engineering Timetable - Blackpool North - Manchester Airport

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  • Engineering Timetable - Blackpool North - Manchester

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