Upholland railway station

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Upholland National Rail
Upholland Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place Upholland
Local authority West Lancashire
Coordinates 53°31′41″N 2°44′28″W / 53.528°N 2.741°W / 53.528; -2.741Coordinates: 53°31′41″N 2°44′28″W / 53.528°N 2.741°W / 53.528; -2.741
Grid reference SD509037
Operations
Station code UPL
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  13,922
2005/06 Increase 15,094
2006/07 Increase 16,796
2007/08 Increase 17,001
2008/09 Increase 17,852
2009/10 Decrease 17,746
2010/11 Increase 20,732
2011/12 Increase 25,400
2012/13 Decrease 24,030
History
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
1902 Renamed Upholland
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* 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.
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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 Rail, 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.

History[edit]

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.[1] The current station was originally called "Pimbo Lane Station", and also opened on 20 November 1848.[2] It was renamed "Up Holland" on 13 October 1900, and "Upholland" in 1902.[1]

Service[edit]

Upholland is served by one train per hour in each direction :

  • Towards Manchester, there is a local service calling at:
Orrell, Pemberton, Wigan Wallgate, Ince, Hindley, Daisy Hill, Hag Fold, Atherton, Walkden, Moorside, Swinton, Salford Crescent, Salford Central and Manchester Victoria.
  • Towards Kirkby, there is a local service calling at:
Rainford and Kirkby.

The last services towards Kirkby are at 18:41 hours (18:45 on a Saturday). The last direct service for all stations to Manchester Victoria via Wigan Wallgate is at 18:44 hours. With a later service for Wigan Walgate at 19:14.

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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  2. ^ Butt (1995), p.185
  3. ^ Manchester to Southport & Kirkby Timetable 13 December 2009 - 22 May 2010 Northern Rail website; Retrieved 2010-02-9

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Rainford   Northern Rail
Kirkby Branch Line
  Orrell