Moss Side railway station
|Managed by||Northern Rail|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|16 February 1846||Opened|
|26 June 1961||Closed|
|21 November 1983||Re-opened|
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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.
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.
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.
- Blackpool & Fylde Rail Users’ Association—A look back over the years, accessed 17 October 2007
- 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
- Blackpool & Fylde Rail Users’ Association—Moss Side, accessed 30 October 2007
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|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Blackpool Branch Line
|Preston and Wyre Joint Railway
Lytham Branch Line (until 1874)
|Blackpool and Lytham Railway
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