Hag Fold railway station
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Key dates||Opened 11 May 1987|
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|* 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.
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.
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. 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.
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