Atherton Railway Station

Facts and Figures

Atherton railway station serves the town of Atherton, Greater Manchester, England, and is the main station on the line between Wigan and Manchester on the Manchester to Southport Line, and according to Strategic Rail Authority figures is the busiest station on the line (excluding Wigan & Manchester; Salford Crescent is technically not on the line). The station is located 11¾ miles (19 km) north west of Manchester Victoria with regular Northern Rail services to Kirkby and Southport. Atherton is the nearest station to Leigh, one of the largest towns in Britain without its own railway station. The 582 bus service provides a frequent service to Leigh and Bolton, a connection not overly promoted by Transport for Greater Manchester. Although it lies some distance from the centre of the town, the present Atherton station was originally named Atherton Central to differentiate it from Atherton Bag Lane (on the line from Bolton Great Moor Street to Kenyon Junction) which was closed in 1954 and Howe Bridge on the line between Wigan North Western and Manchester Exchange.

Station Facts

Annual Usage Figures

Year Entry/Exit Interchange
2015 39308 0
2014 29817 0
2013 31133 0
2012 35034 0
2011 35471 0
2010 32987 0
2009 32184 0
2008 34168 0
2007 32649 0

Location Data

  • Metropolitan District Ward: Atherton
  • UK Parliament Constituency: Bolton West
  • European Region: North West
  • Metropolitan District: Wigan Borough Council

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Recent Crime Figures

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July 2015 0 00000000000000
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March 2015 1 00001000000000
February 2015 0 00000000000000
January 2015 0 00000000000000
December 2014 0 00000000000000
November 2014 1 10000000000000
October 2014 0 00000000000000
September 2014 0 00000000000000
August 2014 2 00100100000000
July 2014 1 00000000100000
June 2014 0 00000000000000
May 2014 0 00000000000000
April 2014 0 00000000000000
March 2014 0 00000000000000
February 2014 0 00000000000000
January 2014 1 01000000000000
December 2013 0 00000000000000
November 2013 0 00000000000000
October 2013 0 00000000000000
September 2013 0 00000000000000
August 2013 0 00000000000000
July 2013 1 00100000000000
June 2013 1 00000000001000
May 2013 0 00000000000000
April 2013 1 00000010000000
March 2013 0 00000000000000
February 2013 1 00000000010000

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