Moorside railway station

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Moorside National Rail
Moorside
Location
Place Swinton
Local authority Salford
Grid reference SD767022
Operations
Station code MSD
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  24,750
2005/06 Increase 25,847
2006/07 Decrease 23,171
2007/08 Decrease 22,373
2008/09 Increase 31,910
2009/10 Increase 35,358
2010/11 Increase 41,054
2011/12 Increase 47,508
2012/13 Decrease 38,688
2013/14 Decrease 38,064
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Greater Manchester
History
Key dates Opened 1888 (1888)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Moorside from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Moorside railway station is located in the Moorside and Wardley areas of Swinton, near Manchester, England. The station stands on Moorside Road close to the junction with Chorley Road (A6), Swinton.

Moorside is one of the local stations that lie on the Atherton Line between Wigan and Manchester. The station is located 6 12 miles (10.5 km) west of Manchester Victoria with regular Northern Rail services to these towns as well as Salford, Walkden, Atherton and Hindley.

Until 6 May 1974 the railway station was named Moorside & Wardley, becoming Moorside on that date.[1]

Moorside is the least used station on the Atherton Line.

Service[edit]

Monday to Saturday daytimes, there is generally an hourly service southbound towards Manchester Victoria and northbound towards Wigan Wallgate & Kirkby respectively. Additional trains call during the weekday peak period, which operate on the Manchester–Wigan–Southport service.

Evenings there is an hourly service in each direction to Manchester Victoria and Wigan.

There is now an hourly Sunday service in each direction on Sundays although the service only runs between 10 am and 6 pm and only goes up to Wigan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Slater, J.N., ed. (July 1974). "Notes and News: Stations renamed by LMR". Railway Magazine (London: IPC Transport Press Ltd) 120 (879): 363. ISSN 0033-8923. 

External links[edit]

Salford Lines (Past, present and future)
To Wigan
To Bolton
Little Hulton
To Wigan
Ellenbrook; Walkden Low Level
Walkden High Level
To Warrington
Moorside; To Bolton
Barton Moss; Worsley
Swinton; Dixon Fold
Patricroft; Monton Green
Pendlebury; To Bury
Irlams-o'-th'-Height
Eccles; Eccles
Clifton Junction
Ladywell
Agecroft Bridge
Weaste; Weaste
Brindle Heath Jct; Agecroft Jct
Langworthy; Seedley
Pendleton Bridge
MediaCityUK; Broadway
Cross Lane; Pendleton
Harbour City
Salford Crescent
Anchorage
Salford Docks
Salford Quays
Windsor Link
Exchange Quay
Ordsall Lane; Oldfield Road
To Manchester (Metrolink)
Ordsall Chord(proposed)
To Manchester (Deansgate)
Salford Central
To Manchester (Victoria)
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Walkden   Northern Rail
Manchester-Kirkby
Mondays-Sundays
  Swinton

Coordinates: 53°30′59″N 2°21′09″W / 53.5163°N 2.3526°W / 53.5163; -2.3526