Hag Fold railway station

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Hag Fold National Rail
Hag Fold
Location
Place Atherton
Local authority Wigan
Grid reference SD673042
Operations
Station code HGF
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  34,551
2005/06 Increase 34,892
2006/07 Decrease 33,005
2007/08 Increase 37,485
2008/09 Increase 52,952
2009/10 Increase 59,308
2010/11 Increase 64,892
2011/12 Increase 65,228
2012/13 Decrease 56,600
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Greater Manchester
History
Key dates Opened 11 May 1987 (11 May 1987)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Hag Fold from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Hag Fold railway station is one of the local stations that lie on the Atherton line, between Wigan and Manchester, England. The station is located 13 miles (20 km) west of Manchester Victoria with regular Northern Rail services to these towns as well as Salford, Swinton, Walkden and Hindley.

The station was built to serve the Hag Fold estate in Atherton, and is only manned during the morning and lunchtime period. Improvement works to the station are planned, in order to replace the flimsy platforms which have begun to suffer from considerable wear and tear and vandalism.

Services[edit]

On Monday to Saturday daytimes, there is generally an hourly service southbound towards Manchester Victoria & Rochdale and northbound towards Wigan Wallgate & Kirkby respectively. Additional trains call during the weekday peak period, which operate on the Manchester - Wigan - Southport service.

Recent timetables provide a convenient connection (although a platform change must be made which is not possible for wheelchair users) at Hindley for services to Bolton.

Evenings there is an hourly service in each direction to Manchester Victoria and Wigan. A twelve-month trial of an hourly clockface Sunday service commenced 23 May 2010.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walkden Station Sunday Service Gala; Retrieved 2010-08-17

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Daisy Hill   Northern Rail
Manchester-Southport Line
Mondays-Sundays
  Atherton
Daisy Hill   Northern Rail
Manchester-Kirkby
Mondays-Sundays
  Atherton

Coordinates: 53°32′01″N 2°29′38″W / 53.5335°N 2.4939°W / 53.5335; -2.4939