Bescar Lane railway station
|Local authority||West Lancashire|
|Managed by||Northern Rail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 9 April 1855|
|Original company||Manchester and Southport Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bescar Lane from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Bescar Lane railway station is on the Manchester to Southport Line, 4.5 miles (7.2 km) east of Southport in the village of Scarisbrick. Bescar Lane is an old cottage-style station, operated by the Northern Rail franchise. Its remote location, some distance from the centre of Scarisbrick Parish, is considered "problematical".
Bescar Lane station opened on 9 April 1855, as part of the Manchester and Southport Railway. Later managed by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, it had the distinction of being the lowest station on that network, situated 12.5 feet (3.8 m) above sea-level. Part of the line running from Bescar Lane en route to Southport through Blowick and St Luke's closed in 1965, forcing trains to divert through Meols Cop on a section of the old Liverpool, Southport and Preston Junction Railway.
Monday to Saturdays there is generally a two-hourly service to Southport westbound and Manchester Victoria eastbound at certain times of the day with the odd Southport to Manchester Airport service calling also at this station. The last service to Southport calling at Bescar Lane is at 21:27 and the last service towards Wigan Wallgate and Manchester stations is at 22:30 hours. This station is not served at all on Sundays. However a Normal service operates on most Bank Holidays.
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|New Lane||Northern Rail
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