Ince Train Station

This train station serves Ince in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester. It lies on the Manchester to Southport Line and links the local community to destinations such as Wigan and Manchester.

Station Facilities

Ince is an unmanned station with no ticket office. Passengers can purchase train tickets from the ticket machine on the platform. 

Ince Train Station, Wigan
Platforms at Ince Train Station

Digital display screens show live arrival and departure times. Train times are also shown on printed timetables displayed around the station.

A shelter with benches offers comfort while waiting for a train. There are few other facilities. There is no station building, toilets, cafe, shop, waiting room, or luggage storage.

CCTV is installed across the station, helping to ensure the safety and security of passengers.

Video Tour

Video tour of Ince Train Station

Accessibility Features

The station is not fully accessible. The platforms can only be reached by crossing a footbridge with steps.

Furthermore, there is no tactile paving on either platform.

History of Ince Station

The station opened in 1888 as Higher Ince Station by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. 


The station is accessed from Ince Green Lane, opposite Christ Church (postcode WN3 4RF). While it doesn’t have an official station car park, free street parking is available in the surrounding area. There are no cycle storage facilities at the station.

There is no taxi rank at the station. Passengers requiring taxi services would need to pre-book. There’s a bus stop on Ince Green Lane. The 630 bus service from Platt Bridge to Wigan stops here.

Adjacent stations are Wigan Wallgate, Wigan North Western, and Hindley.


Map showing location of Ince Train Station.

Map showing location of Ince Train Station


Ince Train Station

Ince Green Lane
Greater Manchester
United Kingdom