Lostock railway station


Lostock railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Lostock
code = LOT


caption = Lostock station. View looking east. The Wigan lines (with no platforms) can be seen diverging in the distance.
manager = Northern Rail
locale = Lostock
borough = Bolton (borough)
lowusage0405 = 118,752
lowusage0506 = 125,475
lowusage0607 = 126,934
platforms = 2
start = May 15 1988

Lostock railway station serves the Lostock suburb of Bolton, in Greater Manchester, England. According to large scale Ordnance Survey maps and local usage, the area is named Lostock Junction and the station is referred to as such by many local people.

The two-platform station is served by Northern Rail and TransPennine Express services to Manchester stations (ie. Piccadilly, Airport, Oxford Road) from Preston and Blackpool North. It is a popular commuter station. [ Strategic Rail Authority figures 2004-05.] .

The Bolton-Wigan branch-line diverges just to the south of Lostock's platforms, but there are no longer any platforms on the branch to Wigan and Southport. The Network Rail North West Route Utilisation Strategy has recommended the construction of these additional platforms and they are planned to be reinstated as part of the Manchester TIF bid. [ [http://www.gmfuturetransport.co.uk/MyDistrict/bolton/train.aspx "Bolton:Train", GM Future Transport Website] Retrieved June 21, 2008]

History

Until its closure in 1967 the original station was called Lostock Junction, and had platforms on both the Preston and Wigan bound lines. When re-opened on May 15 1988, the station was briefly named Lostock Parkway. [BR timetables 1988 and 1989.]

References

External links

* [http://www.lostockvillage.co.uk Local information]

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