Hoscar railway station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Hoscar National Rail
Hoscar railway station.JPG
Location
Place Lathom
Local authority West Lancashire
Coordinates 53°35′49″N 2°48′14″W / 53.597°N 2.804°W / 53.597; -2.804Coordinates: 53°35′49″N 2°48′14″W / 53.597°N 2.804°W / 53.597; -2.804
Grid reference SD469115
Operations
Station code HSC
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  2,070
2005/06 Decrease 1,512
2006/07 Increase 1,788
2007/08 Decrease 1,496
2008/09 Increase 1,530
2009/10 Decrease 1,268
2010/11 Increase 1,552
2011/12 Decrease 1,254
2012/13 Increase 1,600
2013/14 Decrease 1,436
2014/15 Decrease 1,060
History
Original company Manchester and Southport Railway
Pre-grouping Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-grouping London Midland and Scottish Railway
c. 1871 Opened as Hoscar Moss[1]
1 January 1900 Renamed Hoscar[1]
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Hoscar from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Hoscar railway station serves the rural village of Lathom, near the town of Burscough, Lancashire, England. The station stands split across Hoscar moss road. Only 1,060 passenger journeys started or ended at Hoscar in 2014/15. 8 trains a day call on weekdays in each direction, all provided by Northern, who also manage the station.

History[edit]

The station was built by the Manchester and Southport Railway and opened on 9 April 1855, and from January 1885 was part of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (L&YR). The L&YR amalgamated with the London and North Western Railway on 1 January 1922 and in turn was grouped into the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) in 1923. Nationalisation followed in 1948. When Sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by Regional Railways until the privatisation of British Rail.

Services[edit]

Trains run to Southport, Wigan Wallgate, Manchester Victoria, Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport (the latter two only at peak times and in the evening).

The basic frequency of trains calling at Hoscar is every 2 hours. The last train to Southport is at 21:15 hours and the last service to Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Stations is at 22:35 hours. There are no trains on Sundays.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 124. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  2. ^ Great Britain eNRT December 2015 Edition, Table 82

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Burscough Bridge   Northern
Manchester-Southport Line
  Parbold