Moston railway station

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Moston National Rail
Moston railway station, looking south in 2008.jpg
Moston railway station, looking south
Location
Place Moston
Local authority Manchester
Grid reference SD887029
Operations
Station code MSO
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 0.140 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.134 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.126 million
2014/15 Decrease 82,486
2015/16 Decrease 71,732
History
February 1872 Station 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 serves Moston, Manchester, England. It 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 located on Hollinwood Avenue, in New Moston. It 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 an hourly service to Manchester Victoria southbound and to Rochdale and on to Leeds via Dewsbury northbound [2] on the Caldervale Line. Some extra services call at peak periods, but since the May 2014 timetable change the service frequency has been cut from its previous half-hourly pattern to the present hourly one. New Northern franchise operator Arriva Rail North, under the brand name 'Northern' plans to reinstate the 30-minute frequency in the future.[3]

In the evenings there is an hourly service to Manchester Victoria and to Leeds via Halifax, whilst on Sundays the hourly Manchester - Blackburn service calls.

Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Butt 1995, p. 164
  2. ^ GB NRT May - December 2015, Table 41
  3. ^ Northern Franchise Improvements - DfT

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]


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
  L&YR   Middleton Junction
Line open, station closed


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