Golborne Rail Station

Closed 15 Feb 2024

Opened 4 Jan 2024


Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is working with Wigan Council to develop proposals for a new rail station in Golborne.

A new station in Golborne presents a significant opportunity to create local rail connectivity and give people an easier choice to catch a train rather than rely on the car.

Golborne is one of the largest towns in Greater Manchester without a railway station and its residents currently face a long car or bus journey, of over one-hour, to get into Manchester city centre. Introduction of a train service to Manchester city centre would reduce this to approximately 30 minutes.

This lack of connectivity makes it difficult for people to get to work, school, education, or to enjoy Manchester’s world-class cultural scene. This new station would help make Golborne and its surrounding areas an even better place to live. 


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