CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Station
Bescar Lane

The rural station of Bescar Lane sits 4.5 miles East of Southport on the Wigan to Southport line. The station was opened on 9th April 1855 by the Manchester and Southport Railway Company and was later taken over by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. The location of the station which serves Scarisbrick does not encourage passenger usage as it is situated some distance from the centre of the village. Even the traditional station pub adjacent to the station has been converted into housing! The station once boasted a large goods yard serving the local farming community.

Address

Bescar Lane Station
Bescar Lane
Scarisbrick
Southport
Merseyside
L40 9QP

Grid Reference

SD 396145 – for a map visit www.streetmap.co.uk and enter the grid reference.

Operator

Arriva Rail North Ltd.

Facilities

  • Unstaffed station
  • Trains to Southport, Bolton & Manchester
  • Shelters on platforms
  • Additional seating on platforms

 

Other Information

  • Buses are available in the village – click here for bus timetables
  • Rail User Group – Ormskirk, Preston & Southport Travellers Association
  • Friends of Station group – contact Brian Haworth on 01254 386579

Location

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