|Location|| Up Holland, West Lancashire |
|Managed by||Northern Trains|
|Classification||DfT category F2|
|Original company||Liverpool and Bury Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway|
|Post-grouping||London Midland and Scottish Railway|
|20 November 1848||Opened as Pimbo Lane|
|13 October 1900||Renamed Up Holland|
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
Upholland railway station serves the small town of Up Holland in the southern Lancashire/Wigan boundary area of England. It is on the Kirkby branch line from Wigan Wallgate and means the service (which is provided by Northern Trains, who also manage the station) runs through three counties on its journey from Wigan to Kirkby.
Upholland has been named in past Lancashire County Council reports as a possible site of a rail link to Skelmersdale, but as yet no firm plans have been made.
The original Upholland station was on a different site, opened by the Liverpool and Bury Railway on 20 November 1848, but closed four years later in 1852.The current station was originally called "Pimbo Lane Station", and also opened on 20 November 1848. It was renamed "Up Holland" on 13 October 1900, and "Upholland" in 1902.
The station is unstaffed and has no permanent buildings left, other than basic shelters on each platform. Timetable posters provide train running information. Step-free access is available to the eastbound platform (via a steep ramp), but not for the westbound one (this can only be reached by a staircase from Pimbo Lane).The station also has a small car park located next to the bridge on Pimbo Lane.
Upholland is served by one train per hour in each direction, towards Kirkby to the west, and Blackburn to the east via Manchester Victoria and Rochdale. Certain trains start or finish at Wigan Wallgate.
There is no late evening service after 20:01 and no service on a Sunday.A normal service runs on most Bank holidays.
In the future, Upholland could be served by regular Merseyrail services, if the plan for battery-powered Class 777's to take over the line goes ahead.
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|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Rainford|| Northern Trains |
Kirkby Branch Line
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