Station code ORR
DfT category F1
Number of platforms 2
|Grid reference SD531039|
Managed by Northern
|Address Orrell, Wigan WN5 7AS, United Kingdom|
Pte Transport for Greater Manchester
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Orrell railway station serves the Orrell area of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. It is a small two-platform commuter hub on the Wigan to Kirkby branch line.
From Orrell, trains provide services to Manchester, passing through Wigan's Wallgate station. On the opposite platform, trains served by Northern use the Tontine Tunnel onwards towards the Kirkby terminus of this branch line.
The majority of passengers at Orrell use services to Wigan town centre and Manchester. The services to Manchester are significantly busier than those to Kirkby. Usage figures are slightly inflated by the fact that Orrell is the boundary for free Concessionary travel for Manchester residents; pensioners book (free) to Orrell and need only pay from there to areas outside Greater Manchester.
The station is unstaffed, with no ticket facilities so passengers must buy on the train or in advance. Shelters, digital information screens and timetable information boards are located on each platform, with a footbridge linking them. No step-free access is available, as the station is situated in a cutting below street level and can only be reached via the stairs from the footbridge.
There is an hourly service Monday to Saturday daytimes eastbound direct to Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria (via Walkden) and westbound to Kirkby for connection to Liverpool Central.
There is no late evening service and there is no service on a Sunday. A normal service operates on most Bank holidays.