Moss Side railway station


Moss Side railway station
Moss Side National Rail
Location
Place Moss Side
Local authority Fylde
Coordinates 53°45′54″N 2°56′34″W / 53.7649°N 2.9429°W / 53.7649; -2.9429Coordinates: 53°45′54″N 2°56′34″W / 53.7649°N 2.9429°W / 53.7649; -2.9429
Operations
Station code MOS
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage
2004/05 *   2,851
2005/06 * decrease 2,780
2006/07 * decrease 2,545
2007/08 * increase 3,495
2008/09 * decrease 3,142
2009/10 * decrease 3,096
History
16 February 1846 Opened
26 June 1961 Closed
21 November 1983 Re-opened[1]
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* Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Moss Side from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
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Moss Side railway station is on the Blackpool South to Preston line, in Lancashire, England. It is located in Moss Side, a hamlet where the B5259 (Lytham to Wrea Green) road crosses the railway at a level crossing. It is managed by Northern Rail, who operate all passenger services that call there.

When the station opened in 1846 it was at first called Kirkham Road.[2]

In 1961 Moss Side was closed along with Wrea Green station in the neighbouring village. Moss Side was re-opened in 1983, with the aid of a grant from Lancashire County Council.[3]

Services

There is an hourly service in each direction on weekdays and Saturdays, westwards to Blackpool South and eastwards to Preston and Colne.

There is an hourly Sunday service in each direction between March and early November only. No service during the winter months.

References

  1. ^ Blackpool & Fylde Rail Users’ Association—A look back over the years, accessed 17 October 2007
  2. ^ Martin Ramsbottom & Clive Pickup (1996). The Preston to Wyre Railway: The Lytham and Poulton Branches and The Blackpool & Lytham Line. Kirkham, Lancashire: Hedgehog Historical Publications. ISBN 1898062074. 
  3. ^ Blackpool & Fylde Rail Users’ Association—Moss Side, accessed 30 October 2007

External links

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Lytham   Northern Rail
Blackpool Branch Line
  Kirkham and
Wesham
Disused railways
Lytham
(Station Road)
  Preston and Wyre Joint Railway
Lytham Branch Line (until 1874)
  Wrea Green
Lytham
(Ballam Road)
Blackpool and Lytham Railway
(after 1874)

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