This train station serves Atherton, a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan. It is also the nearest railway station to Leigh. The station is a little dated but it is manned and does have a ticket office.
Services calling at Atherton include trains from Manchester Victoria to Southport (via Wigan Wallgate).
Atherton Train Station is located on Upton Road in Atherton (postcode M46 9RH). There’s a car park opposite the main station entrance. Parking is free for rail passengers.