Ince railway station
Ince railway station in 2015
|Number of platforms||2 faces (Central island)|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|Original company||Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|1888||Opened as Higher Ince|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Ince from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Ince suffered in the 1960s and 1970s from much house clearance and landscaping. This has resulted in low passenger usage for the station which served an area which was (until the 1960s) a bustling independent town. Ince (unlike Daisy Hill and Hindley, and other stations on the line) is not a commuter dormitory suburb and now the station is deserted even at peak times. Usage figures increased by around 10% in 2006/07 and recently by greater amounts (around 25% in 2007/08, and 29% in 2010-11) albeit from a relatively low base.
There are three seats, with a new shelter that contains benches. There is also a newly installed LED next train indicator sign (which the station did not previously have) and a payphone. A series of improvement works during June and July 2018 to the station added an array of CCTV cameras and a new Card-Only ticket machine. The station is entirely unstaffed and customers must obtain tickets from the ticket machine on the platform. those wishing to pay for their ticket with cash must use the ticket machine to obtain a 'Promise to Pay' and pay the conductor on the train.
The station is served by an hourly service in each direction to Manchester Victoria via Atherton and to Kirkby respectively. In the evenings, a few Southport to Manchester trains call here, as there are no trains to/from Kirkby after 19:30.
There is an hourly daytime Sunday service to Wigan and Manchester Victoria (via Atherton) in the current (summer 2018) timetable.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ince (Wigan) railway station.|
- Train times and station information for Ince railway station from National Rail
- Disused-stations.org (see Lower Ince)
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