Moss Side railway station

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Moss Side National Rail
Moss Side
Location
Place Moss Side
Local authority Fylde
Coordinates 53°45′54″N 2°56′34″W / 53.7649°N 2.9429°W / 53.7649; -2.9429Coordinates: 53°45′54″N 2°56′34″W / 53.7649°N 2.9429°W / 53.7649; -2.9429
Grid reference SD379302
Operations
Station code MOS
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  2,851
2005/06 Decrease 2,780
2006/07 Decrease 2,545
2007/08 Increase 3,495
2008/09 Decrease 3,142
2009/10 Decrease 3,096
2010/11 Increase 3,138
2011/12 Increase 2,492
2012/13 Decrease 2,458
History
16 February 1846 Opened
26 June 1961 Closed
21 November 1983 Re-opened[1]
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Moss Side from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Moss Side railway station is on the Blackpool South to Preston line, in Lancashire, England. It is located in Moss Side, a hamlet where the B5259 (Lytham to Wrea Green) road crosses the railway at a level crossing. It is managed by Northern Rail, who operate all passenger services that call there.

When the station opened in 1846 it was at first called Kirkham Road.[2]

In 1961 Moss Side was closed along with Wrea Green station in the neighbouring (larger) village. It was an easy task to re-open the station as (unlike at Wrea Green) the platform had never been removed after closure. Moss Side station therefore, was re-opened in 1983, with the aid of a grant from Lancashire County Council.[3]

Services[edit]

Low usage has not led to reductions in service - all trains still call at Moss Side. There is an hourly service in each direction on weekdays and Saturdays, westwards to Blackpool South and eastwards to Preston and Colne.

There is an hourly Sunday service in each direction between March and early November only. No service during the winter months.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blackpool & Fylde Rail Users’ Association—A look back over the years, accessed 17 October 2007
  2. ^ Martin Ramsbottom & Clive Pickup (1996). The Preston to Wyre Railway: The Lytham and Poulton Branches and The Blackpool & Lytham Line. Kirkham, Lancashire: Hedgehog Historical Publications. ISBN 1-898062-07-4 Check |isbn= value (help). 
  3. ^ Blackpool & Fylde Rail Users’ Association—Moss Side, accessed 30 October 2007

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Lytham   Northern Rail
Blackpool Branch Line
  Kirkham and
Wesham
Disused railways
Lytham
(Station Road)
  Preston and Wyre Joint Railway
Lytham Branch Line (until 1874)
  Wrea Green
Lytham
(Ballam Road)
Blackpool and Lytham Railway
(after 1874)