Upholland railway station
|Local authority||West Lancashire|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Liverpool and Bury Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway|
|Post-grouping||London Midland and Scottish Railway|
|20 November 1848||Opened as Pimbo Lane|
|13 October 1900||Renamed Up Holland|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Upholland from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Upholland railway station serves the small town of Upholland in the southern Lancashire/Wigan boundary area of England. It is on the Kirkby branch line from Wigan Wallgate and means the service (which is provided by Northern, who also manage the station) runs through three counties on its journey from Wigan to Kirkby.
Upholland has been named in past Lancashire County Council reports as a possible site of a rail link to Skelmersdale, but as yet no firm plans have been made.
The original Upholland station was on a different site, opened by the Liverpool and Bury Railway on 20 November 1848, but closed four years later in 1852. The current station was originally called "Pimbo Lane Station", and also opened on 20 November 1848. It was renamed "Up Holland" on 13 October 1900, and "Upholland" in 1902.
The station is unstaffed and has no permanent buildings left, other than basic shelters on each platform. Timetable posters and a pay phone provide train running information. Step-free access is available to the eastbound platform (via a steep ramp), but not for the westbound one (this can only be reached by a staircase from Pimbo Lane).
There is no late evening service (after 19.15) and no service on a Sunday. A normal service operates on most Bank holidays.
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 237. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
- Butt (1995), p.185
- Upholland station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 21 December 2016
- Table 82 National Rail timetable, December 2016
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|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Kirkby Branch Line