The rather remote station at Entwistle was opened on the 1st August 1848 and has always been a country outpost. It is served by Arriva Rail North and is on the Manchester Victoria to Blackburn and Clitheroe (Ribble Valley) Line.
Owing to its remote location the station is a request stop. Customers wishing to alight must inform the on-train staff, prior to departure from the previous station, and those wishing to join must give a clear hand signal to the driver.
The station has had its moments in the spotlight. It was used as a location in Jeffrey Archer’s film First among Equals when it was renamed Middlewood and it became Middlewood again in Peter Kay’s Max and Paddy’s Road to Nowhere television series.