Orrell railway station

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Orrell National Rail
Orrell
Orrell railway station in 1989
Location
Place Orrell
Local authority Wigan
Coordinates 53°31′48″N 2°42′32″W / 53.5301°N 2.7090°W / 53.5301; -2.7090Coordinates: 53°31′48″N 2°42′32″W / 53.5301°N 2.7090°W / 53.5301; -2.7090
Grid reference SD531039
Operations
Station code ORR
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  48,114
2005/06 Increase 65,703
2006/07 Decrease 64,974
2007/08 Increase 74,161
2008/09 Increase 86,606
2009/10 Increase 94,428
2010/11 Increase 101,358
2011/12 Increase 111,958
2012/13 Increase 116,540
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 Orrell from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Orrell railway station serves the Orrell area of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. It is a small two-platform commuter hub on the Wigan to Kirkby branch line.

From Orrell, trains provide services to Manchester, passing through Wigan's Wallgate station. On the opposite platform, trains serviced by Northern Rail use the Tontine Tunnel onwards towards the Kirkby terminus of this branch line.

The majority of passengers at Orrell use services to Wigan town centre and Manchester. The services to Manchester are significantly busier than those to Kirkby.

Service[edit]

There is an hourly service Monday to Saturday daytimes eastbound direct to Manchester Victoria normally at 47 minutes past each hour until 18:47 hours and westbound to Kirkby for connection to Liverpool Central normally at 59 minutes past each hour until 17:59 hours.

There is a later service for stations to Kirkby at 18:37 (18:41 on a Saturday). Also there is a later service towards Pemberton, and Wigan Wallgate at 19:17.

There is no late evening service and there is no service on a Sunday. A normal service operates on most Bank holidays.

External links[edit]

Media related to Orrell railway station at Wikimedia Commons

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Pemberton   Northern Rail
Kirkby Branch Line
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Upholland