This small railway station serves Gathurst, a village just northwest of Wigan. It lies on the Manchester to Southport Line.
Services from this station include trains to Stalybridge, Southport, and Manchester Victoria.
Facilities at the station are pretty basic; just a couple of shelters and a car park (free for passengers).
Gathurst Train Station is situated on Gathurst Lane (postcode WN6 8HZ). The Gathurst Station Inn pub is adjacent to the station entrance.