Pemberton railway station

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Pemberton National Rail
Pemberton railway station in 1989.jpg
Pemberton railway station in 1989
Location
PlacePemberton
Local authorityWigan
Coordinates53°31′50″N 2°40′09″W / 53.5306°N 2.6692°W / 53.5306; -2.6692Coordinates: 53°31′50″N 2°40′09″W / 53.5306°N 2.6692°W / 53.5306; -2.6692
Grid referenceSD557039
Operations
Station codePEM
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 69,790
2014/15Decrease 63,804
2015/16Decrease 60,302
2016/17Increase 64,682
2017/18Increase 69,676
Passenger Transport Executive
PTETransport for Greater Manchester
History
Original companyLiverpool and Bury Railway
Pre-groupingLancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
20 November 1848 (1848-11-20)Station opened
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Pemberton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Pemberton railway station serves the Pemberton area of Wigan in Greater Manchester, England. It is on the Kirkby branch line from Wigan Wallgate.

The station was opened on 20 November 1848 by the Liverpool and Bury Railway.[1] It on the A571 Billinge Road. The platforms are at the bottom of two ramps (one on each side) which until recently was cobbled on the Kirkby bound platform. Once on the platform, the line underneath the bridge is obscured by overgrown trees.

Pemberton is served by major bus routes 1 and 2 operated by Stagecoach Manchester which runs every 10 minutes combined from Wigan town centre.

Facilities[edit]

The station is unmanned and has no ticket machine, so passengers must buy their tickets in advance or on the train from the conductor. Basic shelters are located on each platform, along with the timetable poster boards. Train running information can also be obtained by telephone. Step-free access is provided to both platforms.[2]

Service[edit]

There is an hourly service Monday to Saturday daytimes westbound to Kirkby, for connections to Liverpool Central and eastbound to Manchester Victoria via Walkden.[3]

There is no late evening after 20:05 and there is no Sunday service. A Normal service operates on Bank holidays

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 182. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  2. ^ Pemberton station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 21 December 2016
  3. ^ Table 82 National Rail timetable, December 2018

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Orrell   Northern
Kirkby Branch Line
  Wigan Wallgate