Moses Gate Train Station is a railway station serving the Moses Gate suburb of Farnworth in the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, Greater Manchester.
It is one of two train stations in Farnworth, the other being Farnworth Train Station.
Services from this station include trains to Rochdale, Southport, and Stalybridge.
Station Facilities and Useful Information
The station is unmanned and has no ticket office or station building. Ticket machines are available on the platforms for passengers to purchase their train tickets.
There are two platforms:
- Platform 1 – Train departures towards Manchester
- Platform 2 – Train departures towards Bolton
We offer live train times below. There are no electronic displays at the station showing live departure and arrival times. Printed timetables are displayed on the platforms.
There are no toilets or luggage storage facilities here. There are shelters on each platform for passengers to take cover during bad weather.
The station does not have a shop or any food and drink outlets. There are several convenience stores and cafes in the immediate area.
Moses Gate Railway Station is accessible and offers step-free access, with ramps leading from the street to both platforms.
The station is unmanned. The conductor assists with boarding the train.
Tactile paving runs the length of each platform, providing additional assistance for visually impaired passengers.
Location of Moses Gate Station
The station is located on Dover Street in Farnworth, next to the Railway Inn on Egerton Street (postcode BL4 7JZ).
The station has no car park, but street parking is available outside the Railway Hotel and on nearby residential streets.
There are no cycle storage facilities.
Buses depart from a bus stop on Bolton Road, near the station.
Buses services from this stop include:
- 8 bus service from Bolton Bus Station to Manchester – via Moses Gate, Farnworth, Kearsley, and Pendleton.
- 22 bus service from Bolton Bus Station to the Trafford Centre.
Furthermore, the station has no taxi rank. Passengers wishing to continue their travels by taxi must book in advance.
Local Attractions and Places of Interest
The station is only a few hundred yards from Moses Gate Country Park, the major attraction in Farnworth.
The station is a quarter-mile from Farnworth town centre and Farnworth Central Park.
Although it is the closest train station to the Royal Bolton Hospital, the hospital is not within walking distance.