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Located in the Orrell area of Wigan in Greater Manchester, Orrell Railway Station sees regular trains operated by Northern on the Wigan to Kirkby Branch Line. Services run on an hourly basis during off-peak hours throughout the week, with trains from Orrell running directly eastbound to Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria via Walkden and westbound to Kirkby. Passengers for onward travel to Liverpool should change at Kirkby. Trains do not operate from Orrell Station on Sundays or in late evenings.  

Orell Station is unstaffed and has no ticketing provision of any sort, so passengers should take care to buy their tickets on the train or in advance. Waiting shelters with seating are provided on each platform, and train running information is provided on digital departure screens and timetable poster boards. However, as the station is located within a cutting below street level, access is via stairs from the footbridge only, making it unsuitable for those requiring step-free access. (

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces4
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes
Access to station via a path (12 paces) off Church Street, down a ramp (23 paces, 1:8 slope) and then for services towards Wigan and Manchester: straight down 24 steps onto the platform, whilst for services to Kirkby continue across the footbridge (16 paces), turn left and down 24 steps onto the platform.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

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Departures and arrivals from Orrell

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Orrell station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Kirkby (Merseyside)Northern06:142Scheduled
to Kirkby (Merseyside)Northern07:052Scheduled
to BlackburnNorthern07:081Scheduled
to BlackburnNorthern08:081Scheduled
to Kirkby (Merseyside)Northern08:172Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Manchester VictoriaNorthern06:142Scheduled
from RochdaleNorthern07:052Scheduled
from Kirkby (Merseyside)Northern07:081Scheduled
from Kirkby (Merseyside)Northern08:081Scheduled
from BlackburnNorthern08:172Scheduled
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