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One of two stations serving the town of Westhoughton, Westhoughton Railway Station sees regular Northern trains operating on the Manchester-Southport Lines and Buxton Lines. Trains from Westhoughton run twice an hour, westbound to Wigan Wallgate with one continuing to Southport, and once-hourly services to Manchester Airport via Piccadilly as well as Manchester Victoria respectively.  

A lonely station, Westhoughton alone serves the connecting line between the Manchester-Preston Line and the Manchester-Southport Line. The station is unstaffed and has very limited provisions, with only a newsagent opposite the station for refreshments and no toilet facilities. A large car park is located close to the station. Tickets may be purchased from the self-service ticket machine installed at the station, and train running information is provided via digital departure screens on the platforms. There is step-free but very steep access to the Wigan platform only; the Bolton platform is accessed via a stepped ramp. 

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameCouncil Managed Car Park
Carpark operatorLocal Council
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Services towards Manchester: Down a step, along a level path (27 paces) and then down a stepped ramp (36 paces, 1:10 slope) to the left of the bridge and onto the platform Services towards Wigan: Down a ramp (50 paces, 1:7 slope) to the right of the bridge and onto the platform.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

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Departures and arrivals from Westhoughton

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Westhoughton station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to SouthportNorthern21:44Late
to Wigan WallgateNorthern22:52On time
to Manchester VictoriaNorthern23:001On time
to Manchester Oxford RoadNorthern06:21Scheduled
to SouthportNorthern06:242On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Manchester Oxford RoadNorthern21:44Late
from StalybridgeNorthern22:52On time
from Wigan WallgateNorthern23:001On time
from Wigan WallgateNorthern06:21Scheduled
from Manchester VictoriaNorthern06:242On time
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