Gathurst railway station

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Gathurst National Rail
Gathurst
Gathurst railway station in 1989
Location
Place Gathurst
Local authority Wigan
Grid reference SD541071
Operations
Station code GST
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  34,989
2005/06 Increase 47,600
2006/07 Increase 50,625
2007/08 Increase 53,103
2008/09 Increase 71,762
2009/10 Increase 73,388
2010/11 Increase 82,306
2011/12 Increase 91,032
2012/13 Increase 92,622
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Greater Manchester
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Gathurst from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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On the outskirts of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England, the semi-rural Gathurst is a two-platform station on the Southport line 2 34 miles (4.4 kilometres) north west of Wigan Wallgate station. The station also serves the nearby village of Shevington, indeed until 1973 (see British Rail Timetable of 1972) was named Gathurst for Shevington.

Service[edit]

There is generally an hourly service from Gathurst westbound to Southport and eastbound to Manchester Victoria. Some Southport to Manchester Airport services also call at Gathurst at certain times of the day.

Sundays the eastbound service goes instead to Stockport via Manchester Piccadilly, with alternate trains continuing to Altrincham and Chester.

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Wigan Wallgate   Northern Rail
Manchester-Southport Line
  Appley Bridge

Coordinates: 53°33′34″N 2°41′37″W / 53.5594°N 2.6937°W / 53.5594; -2.6937