Lostock Lane railway station

Lostock Lane railway station served the Lostock area of Greater Manchester, England. It was located in a rural setting where Lostock Lane crossed the line. During industrialisation, nearby Horwich, Blackrod, and Lostock all grew rapidly, leaving Lostock Lane station with little source of traffic.

Lostock Lane
General information
LocationLostock, Bolton
Coordinates53°34′27″N 2°31′39″W / 53.5742°N 2.5274°W / 53.5742; -2.5274
Grid referenceSD652087
Platforms2 (probable)
Other information
Original companyBolton and Preston Railway
Pre-groupingLancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Key dates
November 1846Station opened
1 June 1879Station closed[1]

The station was situated immediately west of the bridge carrying Lostock Lane.[2] By 2015 no trace of the station could be seen, though the flattened station site remains railway property with good access for road vehicles. The double tracks through the site are well used and have been electrified.

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Lostock Junction
Line and station open
  Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway   Blackrod
Line and station open

Since closure of Lostock Lane, Lostock Junction has been renamed Lostock and a new station has been opened between Lostock Lane and Blackrod called Horwich Parkway.


  1. ^ Butt 1995, p. 149.
  2. ^ 1:10,560 Lancashire and Furness OS Map.


  • Butt, R. V. J. (October 1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. OL 11956311M.