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Moorside railway station is in Swinton, Greater Manchester, England. The station stands on Moorside Road, close to the junction with Chorley Road (A6).

Moorside National Rail
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Location
PlaceSwinton
Local authoritySalford
Grid referenceSD767022
Operations
Station codeMSD
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 38,064
2014/15Increase 38,170
2015/16Increase 40,654
2016/17Increase 47,662
2017/18Decrease 45,794
Passenger Transport Executive
PTEGreater Manchester
History
Key datesOpened 1888 (1888)
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Moorside from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Moorside is a local station on the Atherton Line between Wigan and Manchester, 6 12 miles (10.5 km) north-west of Manchester Victoria, with regular Northern services to them as well as Salford, Walkden, Atherton and Hindley.

It was opened in 1888 (along with the line) and, like others on the route, has a single island platform serving the two lines that pass through. When the line was quadrupled at the beginning of the 20th century, the two extra lines were laid to the south of the existing ones and were not given platforms. They were subsequently decommissioned in November 1965 and removed.

Until 6 May 1974, it was named Moorside & Wardley, becoming Moorside on that date.[1]

Moorside is the least used station on the Atherton Line.

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FacilitiesEdit

The station has a ticket office at street level, which is staffed part-time (06:55 - 12:55, weekdays only). Outside these times, tickets must be purchased on the train or prior to travel. Timetable posters offer train running information. Unlike most stations, there are no digital display screens. No step-free access is available, as the only means of getting from the entrance and ticket hall to the platform is via a staircase.[2]

ServiceEdit

Monday to Saturday daytimes, there is generally an hourly service southbound towards Manchester Victoria and northbound towards Wigan Wallgate and Kirkby. Additional trains call during the weekday peak period, which operate on the Manchester-Southport service.[3]

Evenings there is an hourly service in each direction to Manchester Victoria and Wigan.

There is now an hourly service in each direction on Sundays although the service only runs between 10 am and 6 pm and only goes as far as Wigan.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Slater, J.N., ed. (July 1974). "Notes and News: Stations renamed by LMR". Railway Magazine. London: IPC Transport Press Ltd. 120 (879): 363. ISSN 0033-8923.
  2. ^ Moorside station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 20 December 2016
  3. ^ Table 82 National Rail timetable, May 2018

External linksEdit

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Walkden   Northern
Manchester-Kirkby or
Manchester-Southport Line
  Swinton

Coordinates: 53°30′59″N 2°21′09″W / 53.5163°N 2.3526°W / 53.5163; -2.3526