Pemberton railway station
Pemberton railway station in 1989
|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|
|Original company||Liverpool and Bury Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|20 November 1848||Station opened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
|UK Railways portal|
The station was opened on 20 November 1848 by the Liverpool and Bury Railway. 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).
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.
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. 
There is no evening (after 19.30) or Sunday service. A normal service operates on most Bank holidays.
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Kirkby Branch Line
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