Lostock Gralam railway station

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Lostock Gralam National Rail
Lostock Gralam railway station, Cheshire (geograph 3723972).jpg
View west towards Northwich and Chester
Location
Place Lostock Gralam
Local authority Cheshire West and Chester
Grid reference SJ690746
Operations
Station code LTG
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*
2011/12 Increase 26,126
2012/13 Increase 31,380
2013/14 Increase 31,760
2014/15 Increase 36,546
2015/16 Increase 41,900
History
Key dates Opened 1 January 1863 (1 January 1863)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Lostock Gralam from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Lostock Gralam railway station serves the village of Lostock Gralam in Cheshire, England. The station is on the Mid-Cheshire Line from Chester to Manchester Piccadilly, 18½ miles (30 km) east of Chester.

History[edit]

Lostock Gralam railway station (building now demolished)

For many years the station had a run-down appearance and had been downgraded to a request stop. The main station building was demolished on Sunday 8 July 2007.

Facilities[edit]

As a result of the Lostock Triangle development, the station is no longer a request stop.[1] In the summer of 2011, new passenger shelters were constructed on both platforms.[2] Prior to this, there had been no protection from the weather for passengers on the Manchester-bound platform.[3] The station is unmanned, so tickets must be bought on the train or prior to travel. Train running details are offered via digital display screens (fitted in 2015),[4] telephone and timetable posters. Step-free access is available only on the Manchester-bound platform.[5]

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturday there is an hourly service westbound to Chester and eastbound to Manchester Piccadilly. There are extra peak-hour services to and from Stockport. On Sundays, there is now a two-hourly service to Chester and Manchester, with the latter continuing to Wigan Wallgate and Southport.[6]

Prior to the new service, trains to Manchester had not operated on Sundays since the early 1990s. Passengers had to change at Altrincham onto the Manchester Metrolink to continue their journeys.

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Preceding station National Rail Following station
Northwich   Northern
Mid-Cheshire Line
  Plumley

Coordinates: 53°16′05″N 2°27′54″W / 53.268°N 2.465°W / 53.268; -2.465