Blackpool Pleasure Beach railway station

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach National Rail
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Location
Place Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Local authority Blackpool
Coordinates 53°47′16″N 3°03′14″W / 53.7879°N 3.0540°W / 53.7879; -3.0540Coordinates: 53°47′16″N 3°03′14″W / 53.7879°N 3.0540°W / 53.7879; -3.0540
Grid reference SD306329
Operations
Station code BPB
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  28,545
2005/06 Decrease 24,463
2006/07 Increase 30,016
2007/08 Increase 40,597
2008/09 Increase 55,766
2009/10 Increase 67,476
2010/11 Increase 81,994
2011/12 Increase 94,960
2012/13 Decrease 85,914
History
1 October 1913 Burlington Road Halt opened
1 January 1949 Burlington Road Halt closed
April 1987 Pleasure Beach station opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Blackpool Pleasure Beach from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Blackpool Pleasure Beach railway station serves Blackpool Pleasure Beach theme park. It is the penultimate station before Blackpool South on the Blackpool South to Colne line. There are no free tickets or other concessions for passengers wishing to visit the Pleasure Beach.

Station[edit]

The station opened on 13 April 1987[1] at a cost of £58,000. This cost was met by Blackpool Pleasure Beach Company (£31,000), British Rail (£15,000), Lancashire County Council (£10,000) and Blackpool Borough Council (£2,000).[citation needed]

The station has only one platform and is unstaffed.

The station is on the same site as Burlington Road Halt which was open for a railmotor service between 1913 and 1949.[2]

Blackpool Pleasure Beach station is located about 660 feet (200 m) from Burlington Road tram stop on the Blackpool Tramway.

Services[edit]

The station has an hourly service northbound to Blackpool South only and southbound to Kirkham and Wesham, Preston, Blackburn and Colne. All services are provided by Northern Rail.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 36. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ Welch, M.S. (2004) Lancashire Steam Finale, Runpast Publishing, Cheltenham, ISBN 1-870754-61-1, p.31

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Blackpool South   Northern Rail
Blackpool Branch Line
  Squires Gate
Disused railways
South Shore   Blackpool and Lytham Railway   Squires Gate