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Burscough Junction

Burscough Junction station is situated on the edge of the town which is also served by Burscough Bridge Station. Built in 1849 for the Liverpool, Ormskirk and Preston Railway Company the line opened to passengers on the 2nd April 1849.

Burscough town sits midway between Liverpool and Preston surrounded by good agricultural land. The draining of Martin Mere many years ago created acres of good farming land which in turn provided work  for the local population and was influential in the growth of the town. The arrival of the Leeds Liverpool canal in the late 18th century saw the town again develop rapidly and the canal carried all manner of goods including imported grain to the expanding Ainscough’s flour mill situated close to the station. The coming of the railway in 1849 only added to the town’s growth as industry was drawn to the area around the station where two main railway lines converged.

By 1914 over 100 trains per day called at Burscough Junction station. During World War 2 a large ordnance depot was built adjacent to the station. The town centre is about fifteen minutes walk from the station and has a good selection of shops.

History Posters

A history poster has been prepared for Burscough Junction station and this can be viewed by clicking on the thumbnail below or on this link: History Posters


Burscough Junction Station
Junction Lane
L40 5SP

Grid Reference

SD 444115 – for a map visit and enter the grid reference.


Northern (DOHL)


+  Unstaffed station
+  Ticket Vending Machine
+  Regular service to Preston and Ormskirk
+  Single platform
+  Waiting shelter
+  Additional seating on Platform
+  Car park (8 spaces)
+  Long Line Public Address
+  CRP branded notice boards


Other Information

+  Bus stops in village centre (15 mins walk) – click here for bus timetables
+  Burscough Bridge Interchange station is 1 mile from this station (15 minutes walk)
+  Rail User Group – Ormskirk, Preston & Southport Travellers Association
+  Friends of Station – visit for more details
+  Martin Mere Wetland Centre is approximately 2 miles from the station – click here for more information


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