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Trains to Atherton

Just twelve miles north of Manchester lies Atherton Railway Station, a trim two-platform station that daily sees passengers for destinations all across Manchester. First constructed in 1888, the station was originally opened as Atherton Central to avoid confusion with the now-defunct Atherton Bag Lane. Today, Atherton Railway Station is the busiest station on the Manchester to Southport line, excluded Manchester itself and Wigan.

During the week, Northern operates two trains from Atherton for Manchester Victoria (one of which continues to Blackburn via Todmorden) and for Wigan Wallgate (continuing northbound for Southport or Kirkby) each hour. These services operate on an hourly basis in the evening and on Sundays. Tickets may be purchased from the ticket office or the self-service machine available in the booking hall. Platform-level waiting rooms are available for passenger use, as are digital information screens, timetable posters, an automated PA system, and step-free access during staffed hours.

Station details & facilities

Find station details and facilities information for Atherton. Also find live train departures and arrivals for Atherton station, helping you to plan your next journey.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:10 - 23:20
    Saturday 06:10 - 23:20
    Sunday Closed
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available : False
  • Lost Property phone number : 0333 222 0125


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer help points : False


  • CCTV :



  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : GMPTE
  • Car parking spaces : 64

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 11
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage notes :

    4 stands and 7 lockers


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Level access through the ticket hall, along a footbridge (19 paces), turn left and down 28 steps, through a waiting area with seats onto platform. Or, via a lift to the left of the steps. Lift available 06:10 to 23:45 Monday to Saturday. Closed Sunday.

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines : False
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
Trains to Atherton


Upton Road, Atherton, Lancashire, M46 9RH
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:10 - 23:20
Saturday 06:10 - 23:20
Sunday Closed