Hoscar railway station
|Local authority||West Lancashire|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|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 January 1900||Renamed Hoscar|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.
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.
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.
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