Ince (Wigan) railway station

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Ince National Rail
Ince
Location
Place Ince-in-Makerfield
Local authority Wigan
Grid reference SD595048
Operations
Station code INC
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2 faces (Central island)
Live arrivals/departures and station information
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  9,320
2005/06 Increase 9,978
2006/07 Increase 10,743
2007/08 Increase 12,493
2008/09 Increase 14,910
2009/10 Decrease 14,872
2010/11 Increase 19,176
2011/12 Increase 21,608
2012/13 Increase 22,200
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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 Ince from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Ince railway station serves the Ince area of Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester. The station is on the Manchester-Southport Line 17¼ miles (28 km) north west of Manchester Victoria.

Until November 1964 Ince was also served by a station at Lower Ince on the line from Wigan Central to Glazebrook (to the now closed Manchester Central).

Ince suffered in the 1960s and 1970s from much house clearance and landscaping. This has resulted in low passenger usage for the station which served an area which was (until the 1960s) a bustling independent town. Ince (unlike Daisy Hill and Hindley, and other stations on the line) is not a commuter dormitory suburb and now the station is deserted even at peak times. Usage figures increased by around 10% in 2006/07 and recently by greater amounts (around 25% in 2007/08, and 29% in 2010-11) albeit from a relatively low base.

There are three seats, with a new shelter that contains benches. There are no other facilities at the station.

Services[edit]

The station is served by an hourly service in each direction to Manchester Victoria via Atherton and to Kirkby (Wigan during the evenings) respectively. A small number of morning and evening weekday peak services to and from Bolton also call.

There is an hourly daytime Sunday service from the station (via Atherton) in the current (2013)[1] timetable.

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External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Wigan Wallgate   Northern Rail
Manchester-Southport Line
  Hindley
Wigan Wallgate   Northern Rail
Manchester-Kirkby
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Hindley

Coordinates: 53°32′21″N 2°36′45″W / 53.5391°N 2.6126°W / 53.5391; -2.6126