Pemberton railway station

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Pemberton National Rail
Pemberton railway station in 1989.jpg
Pemberton railway station in 1989
Location
Place Pemberton
Local authority Wigan
Coordinates 53°31′50″N 2°40′09″W / 53.5306°N 2.6692°W / 53.5306; -2.6692Coordinates: 53°31′50″N 2°40′09″W / 53.5306°N 2.6692°W / 53.5306; -2.6692
Grid reference SD557039
Operations
Station code PEM
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 58,846
2012/13 Increase 70,346
2013/14 Decrease 69,790
2014/15 Decrease 63,804
2015/16 Decrease 60,302
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Transport for Greater Manchester
History
Original company Liverpool and Bury Railway
Pre-grouping Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
20 November 1848 (1848-11-20) Station opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Pemberton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Pemberton railway station serves the Pemberton area of Wigan in Greater Manchester, England. It is on the Wigan Wallgate to Kirkby branch line.

The station was opened on 20 November 1848 by the Liverpool and Bury Railway.[1] It is situated on the A571 Billinge Road. The platforms are at the bottom of two ramps (one on each side) which until recently was cobbled on the Kirkby bound platform. Once on the platform, the line underneath the bridge is obscured by overgrown trees.

Pemberton is served by major bus routes 631 and 632 operated by Stagecoach Manchester (every 10 minutes combined from Wigan town centre).

Facilities[edit]

The station is unmanned and has no ticket machine, so passengers must buy their tickets in advance or on the train from the conductor. Basic shelters are located on each platform, along with the timetable poster boards. Train running information can also be obtained by telephone. Step-free access is provided to both platforms.[2]

Service[edit]

There is an hourly service Monday to Saturday daytimes westbound to Kirkby, for connections to Liverpool Central and eastbound to Manchester Victoria via Walkden. Many of these continue via the Caldervale Line to Todmorden and Blackburn, though the last departure of the day terminates at Wigan. [3]

There is no evening (after 19.30) or Sunday service. A normal service operates on most Bank holidays.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 182. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ Pemberton station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 21 December 2016
  3. ^ Table 82 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Orrell   Northern
Kirkby Branch Line
  Wigan Wallgate