Lostock Lane railway station

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Lostock Lane
Location
PlaceLostock
AreaBolton
Coordinates53°34′27″N 2°31′39″W / 53.5742°N 2.5274°W / 53.5742; -2.5274Coordinates: 53°34′27″N 2°31′39″W / 53.5742°N 2.5274°W / 53.5742; -2.5274
Grid referenceSD652087
Operations
Original companyBolton and Preston Railway
Pre-groupingLYR
Platforms2 (probable)
History
November 1846Station opened
1 June 1879Station closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

Lostock Lane railway station served the Lostock area of northwest England. It was located in a rural setting where Lostock Lane crossed the line. During industrialisation, nearby Horwich, Blackrod, and Lostock all grew rapidly, leaving Lostock Lane station with little source of traffic.

The station was situated immediately west of the bridge carrying Lostock Lane.[2] By 2015 no trace of the station could be seen, though the flattened station site remains railway property with good access for road vehicles. The double tracks through the site are well used and are being electrified.

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Lostock Junction
Line and station open
  Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway   Blackrod
Line and station open

Since closure of Lostock Lane, Lostock Junction has been renamed Lostock and a new station has been opened between Lostock Lane and Blackrod called Horwich Parkway.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt 1995, p. 149.
  2. ^ 1:10,560 Lancashire and Furness OS Map.

Sources[edit]

  • 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. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.

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