Gathurst railway station in 1989
Number of platforms
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
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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 miles (4.4 kilometres) north west of 3⁄ 4 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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Coordinates: 53°33′34″N 2°41′37″W / 53.5594°N 2.6937°W