This station serves Orrell, a predominantly residential area to the west of Wigan. The station is little more than a halt and has few facilities other than shelters and benches.
Services from this station include trains to Kirkby, and Blackburn.
Orrell Water Park is within easy walking distance of the station.
The station should not be confused with Orrell Park Train Station, a railway station on Merseyrail’s Northern Line.