West Coast Main Line - WGN - Wigan North Western railway station, Wallgate, Wigan, Lancashire, England, UK, WN1 1BJ

West Coast Main Line - WGN - Wigan North Western railway station, Wallgate, Wigan, Lancashire, England, UK,  WN1 1BJ Stock Photo
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Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo

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2R55JMG

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50.8 MB (1.4 MB Compressed download)

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5304 x 3348 px | 44.9 x 28.3 cm | 17.7 x 11.2 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

27 May 2023

Location:

Wigan North Western railway station, Wallgate, Wigan, Lancashire, England, UK, WN1 1BJ

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Wigan North Western railway station is one of two railway stations serving the town centre of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. It is a moderately-sized station on the West Coast Main Line. It is operated by Avanti West Coast, and is also served by Northern Trains. Wigan's other station is Wigan Wallgate, which is about 110 yards (100 m) away, on the opposite side of the street named Wallgate, for services to Manchester (Victoria, Deansgate, Oxford Road & Piccadilly), Southport and Kirkby. Both stations are centrally located on the southern fringe of Wigan town centre. The station is named North Western, not because of its location but because it formerly belonged to the London and North Western Railway. The drop in usage figures for Wigan North Western in 2006/07 was due to the adjustment of the allocation between the town's two stations. In 2009 North Western station was identified as one of the ten worst category B interchange stations for mystery shopper assessment of fabric and environment and was set to receive a share of £50m funding for improvements The station is served currently by Avanti West Coast. There is an hourly service on the West Coast Main Line from London Euston, which continues northwards to Glasgow Central, with additional peak services terminating at Preston, Lancaster and Carlisle. The journey time from London is less than two hours (1 hour and 55 minutes). There is also an hourly service in the opposite direction calling at Warrington Bank Quay and London Euston. It is also served by Avanti West Coast's services from London Euston via Birmingham New Street to Blackpool North, Edinburgh and Glasgow Central (alternate hours). The single London Midland service from Birmingham New Street to Preston that used to call in the evening was withdrawn at the end of the 2007-8 timetable. With completion of the first stage of the North West electrification programme, most TransPennine Express services between Manchester and Scotland were re-routed