The station opened in 1867, along with the rest of the line, but was closed in 1962. After the station's closure, the existing station building was vandalised, so, when re-opened in 1968, it was used as an unstaffed request stop. An appeal for donations raised enough money to buy the station building at Foulridge (on the Skipton-Colne line) which had closed in 1959 and had been built in a similar style to the other stations on the Worth Valley line. The building at Foulridge was then demolished and rebuilt at Ingrow, opening in 1989.
The station (off South Street, Ingrow) is the first scheduled stop on the line from Keighley railway station. The Vintage Carriages Trust has its Museum of Rail Travel which opened in 1990 next to the station. The station is home to the Bahamas Locomotive Society and its collection of locomotives. The society runs the Ingrow Loco Museum in the former goods shed, which has been extended to create workshop space for the overhaul of its collection of locomotives. The gates at the entrance to Ingrow West are from the former Midland Goods Yard in Keighley, which is now Sainsbury's.