Moston railway station

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Moston National Rail
Moston railway station, looking south in 2008.jpg
Moston railway station, looking south
Location
PlaceMoston
Local authorityManchester
Grid referenceSD887029
Operations
Station codeMSO
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 0.126 million
2014/15Decrease 82,486
2015/16Decrease 71,732
2016/17Decrease 68,174
2017/18Decrease 55,688
History
February 1872Station opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Moston from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Moston railway station in Moston, Manchester, England, is 4 miles (6 km) north of Manchester Victoria on the Caldervale Line managed by Northern.

Moston station opened in February 1872.[1] It is on Hollinwood Avenue, in New Moston, and is unstaffed, the station buildings having been demolished in the late 1990s. Tickets must be purchased on the train.

Services[edit]

On Monday to Saturday daytimes, there is now a half-hourly service in operation here once again. Train operator Arriva Rail North (under the brand name Northern) had committed to reinstate the 30-minute frequency as part of its successful 2015 franchise bid.[2] Previous operator Serco-Abellio had cut the off-peak frequency here to hourly in May 2014. Northbound trains now run to Rochdale, where connections are available for stations further afield, and southbound trains run to Manchester Victoria and thence to Bolton, Blackburn and Clitheroe (alternate trains only).[3]

On Sundays the Southport - Wigan Wallgate - Manchester - Blackburn - Clitheroe service calls hourly each way.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Manchester Victoria   Northern
Caldervale Line or
Todmorden/Rochdale-Kirkby/Wigan Wallgate
  Mills Hill
  Historical railways  
Newton Heath
Line open, station closed
  Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway   Middleton Junction
Line open, station closed

Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Butt 1995, p. 164
  2. ^ Northern Franchise Improvements - DfT
  3. ^ Table 41 National Rail timetable, May 2018

References[edit]

  • Bairstow, Martin. The Manchester and Leeds Railway.
  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°31′24″N 2°10′16″W / 53.52333°N 2.17111°W / 53.52333; -2.17111