Wigan Wallgate Train Station

Wigan Wallgate Train Station is one of two railway stations in Wigan town centre. The other is Wigan North Western, across the road. The proximity of these two stations provides a seamless travel experience for passengers who may need to switch between stations for their journey.

The station lies on the Manchester-Southport Line and the Kirkby Branch Line. The Manchester-Southport Line connects the bustling city of Manchester with the seaside town of Southport, offering a scenic journey across Greater Manchester, Lancashire, and Merseyside

The station’s strategic location and comprehensive facilities and services make it a vital part of Wigan’s transportation infrastructure. 

Services from this station include trains to Southport, Headbolt Lane, Blackburn, Manchester Oxford Road, Leeds, and Stalybridge.

Station Facilities

Wigan Wallgate Train Station has a range of facilities designed to make the travel experience as comfortable and convenient as possible. The station is staffed, ensuring that passengers can access assistance when needed. The staff at the station are trained to provide information and support, helping passengers with their travel plans, bookings, and any other queries they may have.

The ticket office at the station is open every day of the week, providing a convenient point of contact for passengers. Whether you need to buy a train ticket, enquire about train times, or seek assistance, the ticket office is there to help.

In addition to the ticket office, ticket machines are available for quick and convenient purchases. These machines are easy to use.

The station’s platforms are below street level and can be reached via a flight of stairs from the street-level concourse. 

The station has three platforms. Platform 1 is for trains to Southport, while Platform 2 is for trains to Manchester and Bolton.

Each platform has digital display screens providing live departure and arrival information. Printed timetables are also displayed.

Additional facilities include platform seating, CCTV, and toilets. There is no cafe at the station, but there are plenty of places to eat and drink nearby.

Platform One at Wigan Wallgate Train Station.
Platform One

Accessibility Features 

A passenger lift has been installed to ensure step-free access to the platforms. These lift offers a convenient alternative to the stairs, making the railway station accessible to passengers with mobility issues, those with heavy luggage, or those travelling with pushchairs.

Location of Wigan Wallgate Train Station and Transport Options

Wigan Wallgate Train Station is located on Wallgate in Wigan town centre. The station’s central location makes it an ideal starting point for exploring the town and its surroundings. For those using sat nav, the postcode WN1 1BB can be used to find the station.

Station entrance and drop-off area at Wigan Wallgate Train Station.
Station entrance and drop-off area.

Just a short walk from the station is the Grand Arcade, a popular shopping destination with a wide range of high street and independent stores. 

For those interested in nightlife, the station is within easy reach of the pubs and clubs on King Street. 

The Berkeley pub in Wigan.
Pub opposite station entrance.

The station is adjacent to an APCOA car park, which offers over 100 parking spaces. The car park is accessed from the side street next to the station. Parking charges are reasonable.

There is also a car park at Wigan North Western Train Station.

For bike users, cycle racks and lockers are available on the platform. These provide a secure place to leave your bike while you travel.

Wigan Bus Station is nearby for passengers needing to continue their journey by bus. For those travelling further afield, Wigan North Western Train Station is just across the road, providing additional train services to destinations across the UK.


Map showing location of Wigan Wallgate Train Station.

Map showing location of Wigan Wallgate Train Station


Wigan Wallgate Train Station

Address and postcode
Greater Manchester
United Kingdom