Pemberton railway station

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Pemberton National Rail
Pemberton
Pemberton railway station in 1989
Location
Place Pemberton
Local authority Wigan
Coordinates 53°31′50″N 2°40′09″W / 53.5306°N 2.6692°W / 53.5306; -2.6692Coordinates: 53°31′50″N 2°40′09″W / 53.5306°N 2.6692°W / 53.5306; -2.6692
Grid reference SD557039
Operations
Station code PEM
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  34,558
2005/06 Increase 40,964
2006/07 Decrease 36,514
2007/08 Increase 38,116
2008/09 Increase 45,326
2009/10 Decrease 45,314
2010/11 Increase 52,254
2011/12 Increase 58,846
2012/13 Increase 70,346
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 Pemberton from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Pemberton railway station serves the Pemberton area of Wigan in Greater Manchester, England. It is on the Wigan to Kirkby branch line.

The station is situated on the A571 Billinge Road. The platforms are at the bottom of two ramps (one on each side) which until recently was cobbled on the Kirkby bound platform. Once on the platform, the line underneath the bridge is obscured by overgrown trees.

The majority of passengers at Pemberton use services to Wigan town centre and Manchester. The services to Manchester are significantly busier than those to Kirkby.[citation needed]

Pemberton is served by major bus routes 631 and 632 operated by First Greater Manchester (every 10 minutes combined from Wigan town centre). The station is only served by one train an hour by Northern Rail from approximately 0630 until 19:30 Monday to Saturday.

Service[edit]

There is an hourly service Monday to Saturday daytimes westbound to Kirkby at 56 minutes past each hour until 17:56, for connections with Liverpool Central and eastbound to Manchester Victoria at 50 minutes past each hour until 18:50. There is a later service towards Kirkby at 18:33 (18:37 on a Saturday). With a later service towards Wigan Wallgate with a connection for Hindley, Daisy Hill, Atherton, Walkden, Swinton, Salford Crescent, Salford Central, and Manchester Victoria at 19:20.

There is no late evening or Sunday service. A normal service operates on most Bank holidays.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Wigan Wallgate   Northern Rail
Kirkby Branch Line
Mondays-Saturdays only
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