Station code KSL
DfT category F2
Number of platforms 2
|Grid reference SD752054|
Managed by Northern
|Address Kearsley, Bolton BL4 8DU, United Kingdom|
Original company Manchester and Bolton Railway
Pte Transport for Greater Manchester
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Kearsley railway station featuring sr light pacific 34046 braunton
Kearsley railway station serves the Greater Manchester town of Kearsley and the villages of Stoneclough, Prestolee and Ringley, in the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, in North West England. It was originally named Stoneclough.
It lies on the Manchester-Preston Line 7 3⁄4 miles (12.5 km) north of Manchester Victoria, though only local services run by Northern stop here.
The station was staffed until the early 1990s, however the arson attacking of the station building just below platform level saw an end to this arrangement. In the spring of 2015, the station's pedestrian rail crossing was replaced by a footbridge and the platforms rebuilt as part of modernisation work to electrify the line and raise line speeds to 100 mph.
The station is unmanned and has no ticketing facilities, so passengers must purchase tickets prior to travel on the train. There are simple waiting shelters on each platform, with train running information provided by telephone and timetable posters. No step-free access is available to either platform.
There is an hourly service northbound to Wigan Wallgate and southbound to Manchester Victoria until early evening (the last departures are just after 18:45 each way). A very limited number of trains originate or terminate at Wigan North Western during peak periods. The only service which runs after this time is the 23:08 to Bolton and Wigan Wallgate (Fridays and Saturdays only in the 2016-17 timetable, replacement bus Mon-Thurs).
As of September 2015, the service from here and the three other stations on this stretch was suspended due to the ongoing modernisation work here and at Farnworth Tunnel, which is being widened and raised to accommodate the overhead wires. Buses were provided until the work was completed in December 2015, with the station reopening on schedule on 14 December.
There is no Sunday service.