Bryn Train Station

Bryn Train Station is located in Bryn, a suburb of Ashton-in-Makerfield in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester.

It is an unstaffed station with only basic facilities.

The station is on the Liverpool-Wigan Line and, though modest in size, plays a pivotal role in connecting the people of Ashton-in-Makerfield with destinations such as Wigan and Liverpool. Stations in these locations offer onward connections to the UK national rail network.

Services from this station include trains to Wigan North Western, and Liverpool Lime Street.

Facilities at Bryn Train Station

Bryn Station, while unstaffed, provides essential facilities for a smooth travel experience. There is no ticket office, but both platforms feature ticket machines where passengers can purchase train tickets.

Bryn Train Station, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan
View of the platforms at Bryn Train Station

Station facilities also include digital display screens providing live train times. Printed timetables are displayed on boards and offer a supplementary source of information to help you plan your journey. Live train departures and arrivals for Bryn can also be seen below.

Basic shelters and seating areas are present for passenger comfort. There are no station buildings housing amenities such as toilets, cafes, or shops. However, several shops and takeaways are within walking distance of the station.

Although there are no staff at the station, there are customer help points on each platform where passengers can speak to an operator and obtain advice. CCTV also monitors the station.

These basic yet functional station facilities allow travellers to purchase tickets, obtain real-time information about train arrivals and departures, and comfortably wait for their train to arrive.

Video Tour

Video tour of Bryn Train Station

Accessibility Information

Regarding accessibility, the station offers a reasonable range of features designed to accommodate passengers with disabilities.

Access to the station is Wigan Road. Ramps lead from the bridge onto the platforms.

The Wigan-bound platform (Platform 1) is equipped with step-free access, ensuring ease of movement for passengers with mobility challenges.

The Liverpool-bound platform (Platform 2) is accessed via a stepped ramp. This may present challenges for some passengers.

Tactile paving runs the length of both platforms, offering additional assistance to visually impaired passengers.

There are no accessible toilets at the station.

Local Attractions

Bryn Train Station is a convenient starting point for reaching several local attractions.

The Three Sisters Recreation Area is approximately 3/4 miles from Bryn Train Station. This expansive space offers outdoor activities like walking trails, cycling routes, and the Three Sisters Race Circuit. 

Another notable attraction near Bryn Train Station is Haydock Park Racecourse, only 2 miles away. This esteemed venue hosts various premier horse racing events throughout the year.

History

Bryn Station dates back to 1869 when it was opened by the Lancashire Union Railway.

The station and the local rail network saw significant improvements in 2015 when electrified, offering a more sustainable and efficient service to passengers.

Location

Bryn Train Station is conveniently located on Wigan Road in Ashton-in-Makerfield, close to Junction 25 of the M6 motorway. The station can be found using the postcode WN4 OAR.

While there’s no official station car park, free street parking is available in the immediate area.

A bus stop is located on Wigan Road, near the station, for passengers planning to use public transport. Bus services 10 and 157 stop here, providing additional transport links to and from Bryn:

  • 10 bus service – Leigh to Wigan via Lowton, Golborne, Ashton-in-Makerfield, and Bryn
  • 157 bus service – Rainford Junction to Ashton-in-Makerfield via Rainford, Crank, Billinge, Garswood, and Bryn

Unfortunately, there is no designated cycle storage at this particular station either.

There is no taxi rank at the station. Taxis need to be booked in advance.

Adjacent stations on the line are Garswood and Wigan North Western. Both of these stations are staffed.

Map

Map showing location of Bryn Train Station.

Map showing location of Bryn Train Station

Details

Bryn Train Station

Address
Wigan Road
Ashton-in-Makerfield
Greater Manchester
United Kingdom