Ince (Wigan) railway station
Ince railway station in 2015
|Number of platforms||2 faces (Central island)|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|Original company||Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|1888||Opened as Higher Ince|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Ince from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Ince suffered in the 1960s and 1970s from much house clearance and landscaping. This has resulted in low passenger usage for the station which served an area which was (until the 1960s) a bustling independent town. Ince (unlike Daisy Hill and Hindley, and other stations on the line) is not a commuter dormitory suburb and now the station is deserted even at peak times. Usage figures increased by around 10% in 2006/07 and recently by greater amounts (around 25% in 2007/08, and 29% in 2010-11) albeit from a relatively low base.
There are three seats, with a new shelter that contains benches. There is also a newly installed LED next train indicator sign (which the station did not previously have) and a payphone. There are no other facilities (such as a ticket machine or waiting room) at the station, as can be seen from its National Rail Enquiries entry. Passengers must buy their tickets in advance or from the conductor on the train as there is no staffed ticket office here.
The station is served by an hourly service in each direction to Manchester Victoria via Atherton and to Southport (Wigan Wallgate during the evenings) respectively. Peak hour variations see a few Kirkby trains call during the evening peak and through trains beyond Manchester to Huddersfield, Blackburn and Leeds.
There is an hourly daytime Sunday service (via Atherton) in the current (2015-6) timetable.
- NRE Stations - Ince (Manchester)National Rail Enquiries website; Retrieved 14 November 2016
- Northern Rail Timetable 14 Manchester to Southport & Kirkby 13 Dec 2015 - 14 May 2016 Retrieved 15 December 2015
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- Train times and station information for Ince (Wigan) railway station from National Rail
- Disused-stations.org (see Lower Ince)
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
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