Moston railway station

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Moston
National Rail
Moston railway station, looking south in 2008.jpg
Moston railway station, looking south
LocationMoston, Manchester
England
Grid referenceSD887029
Managed byNorthern
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeMSO
ClassificationDfT category F2
Key dates
February 1872Station opened
Passengers
2015/16Decrease 71,732
2016/17Decrease 68,174
2017/18Decrease 55,688
2018/19Increase 70,464
2019/20Increase 88,612
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

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". Archived from the original on 24 July 2019. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  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