Horwich Parkway railway station
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|Key dates||Opened 2 July 1999|
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|* 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 1⁄4 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.
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. 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.
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.
- Horwich railway station (town centre station, closed in 1966)
- "Bolton's Horwich Parkway station work starts". RAIL. No. 346. EMAP Apex Publications. 16–29 December 1998. p. 13. ISSN 0953-4563. OCLC 49953699.
- Table 82 National Rail timetable, May 2016
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Manchester Airport - Preston
Manchester Airport - Barrow-in-Furness/Windermere/Blackpool North