Orrell Train Station is a railway station in Orrell, a suburban area of Wigan, in Greater Manchester, England. The station serves as a vital link for the residents of Orrell, connecting them to destinations such as Wigan and Manchester. It is a part of the Kirkby Branch Line.
Services from this station include trains to Rainford, and Blackburn.
The station should not be confused with Orrell Park Train Station, a railway station on Merseyrail’s Northern Line.
The station is unstaffed and has no ticket office or station buildings. A ticket machine at the station entrance allows passengers to purchase tickets before boarding.
Tickets can also be purchased online. Booking online allows passengers to compare prices, choose the most convenient train times, and reserve seats.
Digital display screens on the platforms show live train times, informing travellers about arrivals and departures. Additionally, printed timetables are displayed around the station, providing a handy reference for planning journeys.
Only basic shelters and seating are available. The station does not have toilets, a cafe, a shop, or a waiting room.
The station does not offer step-free access to either platform. Passengers with mobility challenges may encounter difficulties.
Nearby Attractions and Places of Interest
Orrell Water Park is just a short walk from the station. Winstanley College, a well-known educational institution, is also near the station.
Greenslate Community Farm provides a unique and enjoyable experience for those interested in agriculture and nature.
Orrell Railway Station opened in 1848.
Orrell Train Station is situated on Church Street in Orrell, near the junction of the M6 and M58 motorways. Travellers using satellite navigation systems can enter the postcode WN5 8TH to find the station.
There is no official station car park. Free street parking is available locally.
There is no dedicated cycle storage at the station.
For taxi services, pre-booking is necessary, as Orrell Train Station does not have a designated taxi rank.
The bus stop on Church Street, directly outside the station entrance, provides additional transport options. The 352 bus service serves it and runs between St Helens Bus Station and Wigan Bus Station via Billinge, Orrell, and Pemberton.