Parbold railway station

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Parbold National Rail
Parbold
Location
Place Parbold
Local authority West Lancashire
Grid reference SD490107
Operations
Station code PBL
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  87,215
2005/06 Increase 103,742
2006/07 Increase 107,497
2007/08 Increase 110,714
2008/09 Increase 111,164
2009/10 Increase 113,926
2010/11 Increase 114,554
2011/12 Increase 115,622
2012/13 Decrease 112,864
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Parbold from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Parbold railway station serves the village of Parbold and the nearby village of Newburgh in West Lancashire, England.

The station is 7 miles (11 km) north west of Wigan Wallgate on the Manchester to Southport Line.

History[edit]

The station was built in the mid-19th century by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. It radically altered the village, allowing workers to live in Parbold and commute to urban areas throughout the North West.

The railway station also provided a natural centre for the village which it still is today. It was originally named Newburgh after the nearest large village (Newburgh) but this became Newburgh for Parbold and then Parbold for Newburgh. At this point Dalton wanted to also to be mentioned in the official name so the railway company decided to just call the station Parbold (this happened before 1910 as the station was called Parbold in the Bradshaw of that date). At one point however the station was again renamed as Parbold for Newburgh (see 1960s and 1980s British Railway timetables.) Finally in 1973 the station became once again plain Parbold.

In 2005 the railway station underwent a £250,000 restoration project which saw the ticket office restored to its former glory and new fences and CCTV installed.

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturday daytimes there are two trains per hour in each direction westbound towards Southport and eastbound towards Manchester (one per hour to Piccadilly and the Airport via Bolton and one per hour to Victoria via Atherton.)

There is an hourly service in each direction on Sundays, with trains running eastbound to Stockport (via Manchester Piccadilly) and through to Chester via Altrincham every other hour.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Appley Bridge   Northern Rail
Manchester to Southport Line
  Hoscar
Burscough Bridge on Sundays
Appley Bridge   Northern Rail
Manchester Airport-Southport
  Burscough Bridge

Coordinates: 53°35′28″N 2°46′16″W / 53.591°N 2.771°W / 53.591; -2.771