Horwich Parkway 

Horwich ParkwayNational Rail
Horwich Parkway
Place Horwich
Local authority Bolton
Grid reference SD643091
Station code HWI
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.217 million
2005/06 Increase 0.238 million
2006/07 Increase 0.263 million
2007/08 Increase 0.304 million
2008/09 Increase 0.410 million
2009/10 Increase 0.462 million
2010/11 Increase 0.514 million
2011/12 Increase 0.586 million
2012/13 Increase 0.629 million
Key dates Opened 2 July 1999 (2 July 1999)
Horwich Parkway is a railway station serving the town of Horwich and Middlebrook near Bolton, in Greater Manchester, England.

Located within the historic county of Lancashire the station is 16 1⁄4 miles (26.2 km) north west of Manchester Piccadilly on the Manchester to Preston commuter line.

The station is close to Junction 6 of the M61 motorway which adds to its convenience as a park and ride railway station.

It has digital information displays.

Rail services are operated by Northern Rail and TransPennine Express.

Horwich Parkway opened on 2 July 1999 and is the only railway station owned by TfGM although Northern Rail are contracted to operate it.

A ticket office was built in 2007 and car parking provision has been expanded on several occasions.

A wind turbine was built in 2012 and the station is powered by green energy. Horwich Parkway is the railway station for the Reebok Stadium, home of Bolton Wanderers F.C. and the Middlebrook shopping, leisure and business complex.

Passengers visiting Horwich should be aware that the town centre of Horwich is much closer (1¼ miles) to Blackrod, the next station on the line, although it has fewer services, no ticket office and limited parking facilities.


Northern Rail: there is a half-hourly service Monday to Saturdays northbound to Preston, with hourly extensions to Blackpool North and southbound to Bolton, with trains running alternately to Manchester Piccadilly or Manchester Victoria.

An hourly service continues onwards to Stockport and Hazel Grove.

Trans-Pennine Express: one train per hour calls in each direction throughout the day, northbound to Blackpool North and southbound to Manchester Airport.

On Sundays there are two trains per hour to Blackpool North and one per hour each to Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.

On certain Bolton Wanderers matchdays there are football specials.

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