National Rail
Moston railway station, looking south
LocationMoston, Manchester
Grid referenceSD887029
Managed byNorthern
Other information
Station codeMSO
ClassificationDfT category F2
Key dates
February 1872Station opened
2016/17Decrease 68,174
2017/18Decrease 55,688
2018/19Increase 70,464
2019/20Increase 88,612
2020/21Decrease 27,374
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Moston railway station in Moston, Manchester, England, is 4 miles (6 km) north of Manchester Victoria on the Caldervale Line managed by Northern.

Moston station opened in February 1872.[1] It is on Hollinwood Avenue, in New Moston, and is unstaffed, the station buildings having been demolished in the late 1990s. Tickets must be purchased on the train.


On Monday to Saturday daytimes, there is now a half-hourly service in operation here once again. Train operator Arriva Rail North (under the brand name Northern) had committed to reinstate the 30-minute frequency as part of its successful 2015 franchise bid.[2] Previous operator Serco-Abellio had cut the off-peak frequency here to hourly in May 2014. Northbound trains now run to Rochdale, where connections are available for stations further afield, and southbound trains run to Manchester Victoria and thence to Bolton, Blackburn and Clitheroe (alternate trains only).[3]

On Sundays the Southport - Wigan Wallgate - Manchester - Blackburn - Clitheroe service calls hourly each way.

Preceding station
National Rail
Following station
Manchester Victoria   Northern
Caldervale Line or
Todmorden/Rochdale-Kirkby/Wigan Wallgate
  Mills Hill
  Historical railways  
Newton Heath
Line open, station closed
  Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway   Middleton Junction
Line open, station closed



  1. ^ Butt 1995, p. 164
  2. ^ "Northern Franchise Improvements - DfT". Archived from the original on 24 July 2019. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  3. ^ Table 41 National Rail timetable, May 2018


Coordinates: 53°31′24″N 2°10′16″W / 53.52333°N 2.17111°W / 53.52333; -2.17111