Wigan railway station set to shut for five months

Ince Station
Ince Station

Ince railway station will be closing its doors to passengers for five months while electrification work takes place. The pedestrian footbridge into the station will be replaced and the platforms extended so they are long enough for Northern’s trains to open all their doors. The work requires Ince station to be temporarily closed from June 2 until November.

Ince Green Lane road bridge will also be replaced, creating enough room for the overhead wires to safely sit beneath and will be closed from April 22 as Network Rail prepares for its reconstruction. From July, a temporary walkway over the road bridge will be in place for pedestrians. Until then, pedestrians will be able to use Ince Green Lane bridge. The temporary walkway will be kept open as much as possible, but Network Rail is warning it will be closed during some of the work.

Network Rail and Northern are working with Transport for Greater Manchester to promote the bus services for passengers travelling to and from Ince. For information on buses, visit www.beenetwork.com