Moses Gate Station 

Moses Gate National Rail
Moses Gate
Place Farnworth
Local authority Bolton
Grid reference SD734067
Station code MSS
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  13,653
2005/06 Decrease 12,054
2006/07 Increase 13,209
2007/08 Increase 13,815
2008/09 Increase 18,274
2009/10 Decrease 16,656
2010/11 Increase 19,296
2011/12 Increase 23,178
2012/13 Increase 25,978
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Greater Manchester
Moses Gate railway station serves the Moses Gate suburb of Farnworth in the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, Greater Manchester, England.

It lies on the Manchester-Preston Line, though only local services run by Northern Rail call here.

Until the late 1970s (see British Rail Timetable 1973, 1974 and 1978), Moses Gate was one of the more important stations on the line between Manchester Victoria and Bolton, with Sunday service and high patronage.

But due to clearance of much housing in the area, use has declined (see Strategic Rail Authority figures) although it retains an hourly service (see National Rail Timetable).

Moses Gate is the nearest railway station to the village of Little Lever.

The station was staffed until the early 1990s, until the arson of the station building (see photo to left).


From Moses Gate there is an hourly weekday & Saturday daytime service (with a few extra peak period calls)) until 18:47 northbound to Wigan Wallgate and southwards to Manchester Victoria until 18:46.

There is only one evening service at 23:11 (Monday-Friday) and 23:16 (Saturday) which goes to Bolton & Wigan Wallgate.

There is no evening service to Manchester and no Sunday service.

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