Orrell railway station

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Not to be confused with Orrell Park railway station.
Orrell National Rail
Wigan-bound platform, Orrell railway station (geograph 4531807).jpg
Orrell railway station in 2015
Location
Place Orrell
Local authority Wigan
Coordinates 53°31′48″N 2°42′32″W / 53.5301°N 2.7090°W / 53.5301; -2.7090Coordinates: 53°31′48″N 2°42′32″W / 53.5301°N 2.7090°W / 53.5301; -2.7090
Grid reference SD531039
Operations
Station code ORR
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 111,958
2012/13 Increase 116,540
2013/14 Decrease 112,236
2014/15 Decrease 97,652
2015/16 Decrease 84,456
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Transport for Greater Manchester
History
Key dates Opened 1848 (1848)
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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 Orrell from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Orrell railway station serves the Orrell area of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. It is a small two-platform commuter hub on the Wigan to Kirkby branch line.

From Orrell, trains provide services to Manchester, passing through Wigan's Wallgate station. On the opposite platform, trains served by Northern use the Tontine Tunnel onwards towards the Kirkby terminus of this branch line.

The majority of passengers at Orrell use services to Wigan town centre and Manchester. The services to Manchester are significantly busier than those to Kirkby. Usage figures are slightly inflated by the fact that Orrell is the boundary for free Concessionary travel for Manchester residents; pensioners book (free) to Orrell and need only pay from there to areas outside Greater Manchester.

Facilities[edit]

The station is unstaffed, with no ticket facilities so passengers must buy on the train or in advance. Shelters, digital information screens and timetable information boards are located on each platform, with a footbridge linking them.[1] No step-free access is available, as the station is situated in a cutting below street level and can only be reached via the stairs from the footbridge.[2]

Service[edit]

There is an hourly service Monday to Saturday daytimes eastbound direct to Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria (via Walkden) and westbound to Kirkby for connection to Liverpool Central.

There is no late evening service and there is no service on a Sunday. A normal service operates on most Bank holidays.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orrell railway station, Greater Manchester Thompson, Nigel Geograph.org; Retrieved 21 December 2016
  2. ^ Orrell station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 21 December 2016
  3. ^ Table 82 National Rail timetable, December 2016

External links[edit]


Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Upholland   Northern
Kirkby Branch Line
  Pemberton