Horwich Parkway railway station

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Horwich Parkway National Rail
Horwich Parkway Railway Station.JPG
Location
Place Horwich
Local authority Bolton
Grid reference SD643091
Operations
Station code HWI
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.586 million
2012/13 Increase 0.629 million
2013/14 Increase 0.654 million
2014/15 Decrease 0.616 million
2015/16 Decrease 0.600 million
History
Key dates Opened 2 July 1999 (2 July 1999)
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Horwich Parkway from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Horwich Parkway is a railway station serving the town of Horwich and Middlebrook near Bolton, in Greater Manchester, England. Located within the historic county of Lancashire the station is 16 14 miles (26.2 km) north west of Manchester Piccadilly on the Manchester to Preston commuter line. The station is close to Junction 6 of the M61 motorway which adds to its convenience as a park and ride railway station. It has digital information displays.

Rail services are operated by Northern. Horwich Parkway opened on 2 July 1999 and is the only railway station owned by TfGM although Northern Rail are contracted to operate it. A ticket office was built in 2007 and car parking provision has been expanded on several occasions. A wind turbine was built in 2012 and the station is powered by green energy. Horwich Parkway is the railway station for the Macron Stadium, home of Bolton Wanderers F.C. and the Middlebrook shopping, leisure and business complex.

Passengers visiting Horwich should be aware that the town centre of Horwich is much closer (1¼ miles) to Blackrod, the next station on the line, although it has fewer services, no ticket office and limited parking facilities.

Services[edit]

Northern: there are 3 trains per hour Monday to Saturdays northbound to Blackpool North and southbound to Bolton, with trains running alternately to Manchester Airport, Manchester Victoria or Hazel Grove.[1] There are also a limited number of through trains to Barrow-in-Furness and Windermere, whilst some Manchester Victoria trains continue through to Huddersfield.

On Sundays there are two trains per hour to Blackpool North and one per hour each to Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.

On certain Bolton Wanderers matchdays there are football specials.

First TransPennine Express used to run the service from Machester Airport to Blackpool North but this was passed on to the new Northern franchise on the 1st April 2016.

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • "Bolton's Horwich Parkway station work starts". RAIL. No. 346. EMAP Apex Publications. 16–29 December 1998. p. 13. ISSN 0953-4563. OCLC 49953699. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Table 82 National Rail timetable, May 2016

External links[edit]


Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Blackrod or
Chorley
  Northern
Manchester-Preston Line
  Lostock
Chorley
or
Blackrod
  Northern
Manchester Airport - Preston
  Bolton
or
Lostock
Chorley   Northern
Manchester Airport - Barrow-in-Furness/Windermere/Blackpool North
  Bolton

Coordinates: 53°34′41″N 2°32′24″W / 53.578°N 2.540°W / 53.578; -2.540