* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Moses Gate from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
Until the late 1970s (see British Rail Timetable 1973, 1974 and 1978), Moses Gate was one of the more important stations on the line between Manchester Victoria and Bolton, with Sunday service and high patronage. But due to clearance of much housing in the area, use has declined (see Strategic Rail Authority figures) although it retains an hourly service (see National Rail Timetable). Moses Gate is the nearest railway station to the village of Little Lever. The station was staffed until the early 1990s, until the arson of the station building (see photo to right).