Orrell railway station
Orrell railway station in 2015
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
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|PTE||Transport for Greater Manchester|
|Key dates||Opened 1848|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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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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.
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. 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.
There is no late evening service and there is no service on a Sunday. A normal service operates on most Bank holidays.
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Kirkby Branch Line
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