Hag Fold railway station

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Hag Fold National Rail
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Location
PlaceAtherton
Local authorityWigan
Grid referenceSD673042
Operations
Station codeHGF
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 52,618
2014/15Increase 53,528
2015/16Decrease 51,582
2016/17Decrease 50,212
2017/18Decrease 44,708
Passenger Transport Executive
PTETransport for Greater Manchester
History
Key datesOpened 11 May 1987 (11 May 1987)
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Hag Fold from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Hag Fold railway station is one of the local stations that lie on the Atherton line, between Wigan and Manchester, England. The station is located 13 miles (20 km) west of Manchester Victoria with regular Northern services to these towns as well as Salford, Swinton, Walkden and Hindley.

The station was built in 1987 by British Rail to serve the Hag Fold estate in Atherton, and is only manned during the morning and lunchtime period (06:25 to 12:55, weekdays only). Improvement works to the station are planned, in order to replace the flimsy platforms which have begun to suffer from considerable wear and tear and vandalism.

There is step-free access to each platform via inclined ramps. Shelters, digital display screens and timetable poster boards are located on each side; there is also a P.A system provided to supply automated train running announcements.[1]

Services[edit]

On Monday to Saturday daytimes, there is generally an hourly service southbound towards Manchester Victoria and northbound towards Wigan Wallgate & Kirkby respectively. Additional trains call during the weekday peak period, which operate on the Manchester Victoria - Southport line.[2]

Recent timetables provide a convenient connection (although a platform change must be made which is not possible for wheelchair users) at Hindley for services to Bolton.

Evenings there is an hourly service in each direction to Manchester Victoria and Wigan. A twelve-month trial of an hourly clockface Sunday service commenced 23 May 2010.[3] As of August 2017 there is an hourly service for Hag Fold on Sundays in each direction (until early evening), to Manchester Victoria and Wigan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hag Fold station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 20 December 2016
  2. ^ Table 82 National Rail timetable, May 2018
  3. ^ Walkden Station Sunday Service Gala; Retrieved 2010-08-17

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Daisy Hill   Northern
Manchester-Southport Line
  Atherton
  Northern
Manchester-Kirkby
 

Coordinates: 53°32′01″N 2°29′38″W / 53.5335°N 2.4939°W / 53.5335; -2.4939