Croston railway station

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Croston National Rail
Croston
Location
Place Croston
Local authority Chorley
Grid reference SD487192
Operations
Station code CSO
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  38,772
2005/06 Decrease 37,457
2006/07 Increase 41,690
2007/08 Increase 41,975
2008/09 Increase 44,512
2009/10 Decrease 39,848
2010/11 Increase 41,650
2011/12 Increase 44,802
2012/13 Increase 46,306
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Croston from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Croston railway station serves the small village of Croston, near Chorley in Lancashire, England, the station is on the Ormskirk branch line.

This line was cut back with the railway restructuring of the 1960s and 1970s, and only a single DMU (usually a Class 142) operates over the line, shuttling from end to end to provide a train approximately every ninety minutes each way on weekdays (there being no Sunday service). "Line" is the suitable word here, as along the route are clear signs the former dual track route from Preston to Ormskirk and Southport was severely cut back in 1970. Trains connect at Ormskirk with Merseyrail services to Liverpool Central. Croston enjoys bus connections to nearby Leyland, Chorley, Southport, and Preston. It is on the B5247 into Bretherton.

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Preston   Northern Rail
Ormskirk Branch Line
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Rufford

Coordinates: 53°40′05″N 2°46′41″W / 53.668°N 2.778°W / 53.668; -2.778