Bromley Cross Railway Station

Bromley Cross National Rail
Bromley Cross
Place Bolton
Local authority Bolton
Grid reference SD729131
Station code BMC
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.214 million
2005/06 Increase 0.226 million
2006/07 Decrease 0.211 million
2007/08 Increase 0.222 million
2008/09 Increase 0.316 million
2009/10 Increase 0.322 million
2010/11 Increase 0.342 million
2011/12 Increase 0.399 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.381 million
Key dates Opened 1845 (1845)
Bromley Cross railway station, situated in Bromley Cross, a suburb to the north of Bolton, England, is served by the Northern Rail 'Ribble Valley' line 2 3⁄4 miles (4.4 km) north of Bolton.

The station is just south of the point where the double line merges into one.

The single line continues through Entwistle station towards Blackburn with a passing loop at Darwen station.

The signal box here formerly acted as a 'fringe' to the power boxes at Preston (which controls the line to Blackburn) and Manchester Piccadilly (which supervises the passing loop & line south towards Bolton ) - their train description systems were incompatible with each other and so the box here was retained to act as a link between them.

Its sole use now is to supervise the adjacent pedestrian foot crossing and the protecting signals, as the interface between the two signalling centres has been upgraded so that they can communicate directly.

Bromley Cross railway station is situated on Chapeltown Road.

Parking is adjacent to the station, with overflow parking opposite and neighbouring Turton Media Arts College.


There is generally an hourly service daily northbound (including Sundays) to Clitheroe via Blackburn and southbound to Bolton and Manchester Victoria.

This increases to half-hourly at weekday peak hours, although many of the additional services start/terminate at Blackburn.

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