Heywood Station

Heywood Train Station is the most easterly point of the ELR, and a great place to start your journey if you want to ride the line from end to end (and back again)!

A Historic Town

Heywood is a small factory town on the outskirts of Greater Manchester and is closely linked with its larger neighbour, Rochdale. It sits on the south bank of the River Roch, and is easy to get to from the M62 motorway.

Rich Heritage

During the Industrial Revolution, Heywood had a major role to play in textile production. You won’t miss the original railway buildings and large mills dotted all around town.

In addition to textiles, Heywood had many engineering firms. There was a major private Railway Wagon building and repairing firm, “Standard Wagon”, based in Green Lane adjacent to the ELR Heywood station.

Alongside the rich industrial heritage, you’ll find loads of green spaces to explore, with gorgeous walks up the river and one of the area’s prettiest parks.

Walks in Heywood

Get some fresh air and explore under your own steam. Download the trail below for a refreshing walk around the area.

Heywood Industrial Co-operative Society Heritage Trail

Food & Drink

You won’t miss the beautifully converted Whistlestop Café Carriage when you hop off the train here. There’s award-winning Indian food at Venus or authentic Italian dishes at Il Vecchio.

Getting Here

Nearest Postcodes

OL10 1DW or OL10 2DJ


Heywood Railway Station is easy to get to, just south of the main town and a short drive from junction 19 off the M62. Please note: Entry to the car park is from the A6046 – Manchester Street/Manchester Road. Please avoid using Green Lane or Cross Street, or the old postcode (OL10 1NH) as this route is now closed to vehicles.


We have a large free car park, so it’s a great place to start your day if you’re driving.


Along Manchester Road the following bus routes are: 162, 163, B4 and X63



Find us on Google Maps


The station building here is accessed via a small gradual ramp. The station also features accessible toilets. Disabled parking bays are available.