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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|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Customer help points||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage spaces||4|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Step-free access||Part 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 access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Unavailable|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
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