Lostock Hall railway station


Lostock Hall railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Lostock Hall
code = LOH


manager = Northern Rail
locale = Lostock Hall
borough = South Ribble
start = May 1984
platforms = 2
lowusage0405 = 38,731
lowusage0506 = 32,848
lowusage0607 = 32,555

Lostock Hall railway station is 4 kilometres (2¾ mi) south of Preston. It is on the East Lancashire Line and is managed by Northern Rail, who also provide all passenger trains serving it.

Description

It is sited close to what was once a large rail junction linking Lancashire services from Preston and Blackburn with destinations across the county and beyond. Following severe cut-backs in the 1960s, lines from Preston through Walton-Le-Dale and Farington/Leyland were closed and the rails lifted. The original Lostock Hall station was closed in 1968 and subsequently demolished.

After a considerable interval of time, local pressure led to the building of a new but modest two-platform stop (opened in 1984). This was situated on the other side of a road bridge away from the original station. There is no ticket office or clock.

ervices

Monday to Saturdays, there is an hourly service from Lostock Hall towards Preston and Blackpool South, westbound and Blackburn, Burnley and Colne, eastbound. There is a two-hourly service in each direction on Sundays.

Direct bus services between Chorley, Leyland and Preston and beyond run through Lostock Hall on a much more frequent service

External links

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