Gathurst Train Station is situated in the Gathurst area of Shevington, in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester. The station connects locals and visitors to nearby towns and cities such as Wigan, Southport, and Manchester.
The station lies on the Manchester to Southport Line.
Services from this station include trains to Manchester Victoria, Southport, and Wigan Wallgate.
Despite being unmanned and having no ticket office, Gathurst Station provides several essential facilities.
There’s a ticket machine on Platform 1 where passengers can buy train tickets.
Digital display screens show the latest travel information and live arrival and departure times. Printed timetables are also displayed. Each platform features a customer help point.
Basic shelters and seating provide respite from the elements, and while there are no toilets, cafes, or shops directly at the station, the former station building is now a pub, the Gathurst Station Inn.
The railway station has step-free access to both platforms, allowing wheelchair users and passengers with limited mobility to navigate the station. Platform 1 is accessed from the car park. Platform 2 is accessed via a relatively steep ramp.
In addition to the step-free access, Gathurst Station also offers a car park with a handful of disabled spaces. Passengers with disabilities can park close to the station entrance.
The car park, though small, has dedicated spaces for disabled passengers, making travel more convenient.
No accessible toilets are available.
Nearby Places of Interest
Gathurst Golf Club and St John Rigby College are nearby.
History of Gathurst Train Station
The station opened in 1855 by the Manchester and Southport Railway.
In 1885, it became part of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. The main stone-built station building, now the Gathurst Station Inn, was constructed during this period.
Location and Travel Details
The station is on Gathurst Lane, Sevington, in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan. Sat nav users can use postcode WN6 8HZ to find it.
A small car park caters to those driving. Parking is free for passengers.
Cycle racks are located on Platform 1.
There’s no taxi rank here. Taxis must be booked in advance.
A nearby bus stop on Gathurst Lane provides additional transport links. It is served by the 640 and 641 bus services, which run from Standish to Wigan Bus Station via Shevington and Gathurst.
Adjacent stations on the line are Appley Bridge and Wigan Wallgate. Wigan Wallgate has more facilities, including a ticket office. Wigan North Western is just across the road from Wigan Wallgate. Together, they offer onward connections to destinations on the national rail network.