Burscough Bridge railway station

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Burscough Bridge National Rail
Burscough Bridge
Location
Place Burscough
Local authority West Lancashire
Grid reference SD444124
Operations
Station code BCB
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  136,966
2005/06 Increase 155,437
2006/07 Increase 178,147
2007/08 Increase 194,615
2008/09 Increase 211,512
2009/10 Increase 215,558
2010/11 Increase 222,382
2011/12 Decrease 219,080
2012/13 Decrease 210,842
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Burscough Bridge from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Burscough Bridge railway station (pronounced Burs/co Bridge) serves the town of Burscough in Lancashire, England. It is a main stop on the Manchester-Southport Line. A bus interchange has recently been constructed next to the station, including a shop and cafe.

History[edit]

The station was built by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway and opened on 9 April 1855. Until 1962, when this passenger service was withdrawn, trains from Southport to Burscough Bridge could continue to Burscough Junction and onto Ormskirk by means of one of the two curves that linked Wigan to Southport route with the ex-East Lancashire Railway main line between Preston and Liverpool Exchange. Both connections have since been lifted, but the formations remain and there have been calls from various parties to reopen them to allow through running from Southport to both Ormskirk and Preston (see the Burscough Curves page for more information).

Interchange[edit]

This station is not to be confused with Burscough Junction, which is also in Burscough, but on the Ormskirk - Preston line.

Pedestrians are advised to leave twenty minutes to change between these stations [1]

Services[edit]

Trains run from Burscough Bridge at the following times:

Towards Manchester
  • Monday—Saturday: every 30 mins (hourly after 19.30)
  • Sunday: every hour (26 mins past each hour)
Towards Southport
  • Monday—Saturday: every 30 mins (hourly after 19.30)
  • Sunday: every hour (39 mins past each hour)

Currently, trains run alternately to Manchester Airport via Bolton & Manchester Piccadilly and to Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge via Atherton. On Sundays the service operates via Bolton to Manchester Piccadilly and Stockport, with two-hourly extensions to Chester via Altrincham.

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External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Hoscar
Parbold on Sundays
  Northern Rail
Manchester-Southport Line
  New Lane
Meols Cop on Sundays
Parbold   Northern Rail
Manchester Airport-Southport
  Meols Cop
Disused railways
Burscough Junction   Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Burscough Curves South
  Terminus
Rufford   Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Burscough Curves North
  Terminus

Coordinates: 53°36′18″N 2°50′31″W / 53.605°N 2.842°W / 53.605; -2.842