Side Tracked in Pemberton
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This is a small cache on the road near the Pemberton Train Station make sure when getting this you sit facing the train tracks with your back to the road and look like your having a rest. I thought i would plant this here as i grew up around here as a kid. There is a great Bakery
just around the corner on Enfield street that do home made cooked pies which i would recommend to anyone if your feeling peckish after a long morning caching.
Some details about the station and times just incase you want to go into Wigan or Kirby.
Pemberton railway station serves the Pemberton area of Wigan in Greater Manchester, England. It is on the Wigan to Kirkby branch line.
The station is situated on the A571 Billinge Road. The platforms are at the bottom of two ramps (one on each side) which until recently was cobbled on the Kirkby bound platform. Once on the platform, the line underneath the bridge is obscured by overgrown trees.
The majority of passengers at Pemberton use services to Wigan town centre and Manchester. The services to Manchester are significantly busier than those to Kirkby.
Pemberton is served by major bus routes 631 and 632 operated by First Manchester (every 10 minutes combined from Wigan town centre). The station is only served by one train an hour by Northern Rail from approximately 0630 until 19:30 Monday to Saturday.
There is an hourly service Monday to Saturday daytimes westbound to Kirkby at 56 minutes past each hour until 17:56, for connections with Liverpool Central and eastbound to Manchester Victoria at 50 minutes past each hour until 18:50. There is a later service towards Kirkby at 18:33 (18:37 on a Saturday). With a later service towards Wigan Wallgate with a conection for Hindley, Daisy Hill, Atherton, Walkden, Swinton, Salford Cresent, Salford Central, and Manchester Victoria at 19:20.
There is no late evening or Sunday service. A normal service operates on most Bank holidays.
Please take note.
By their nature, SideTracked caches are often very busy places. Please take care both of yourself and of the 'integrity' of the geocache.
All these have a public house next to, or part of, the station. Parking may be dificult during commuting and drinking hours.
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