Lytham (Station Road) railway station

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Lytham
Location
Place Station Road, Lytham St Annes
Area Fylde
Coordinates 53°44′18″N 2°57′24″W / 53.7384°N 2.9566°W / 53.7384; -2.9566Coordinates: 53°44′18″N 2°57′24″W / 53.7384°N 2.9566°W / 53.7384; -2.9566
Operations
Original company Preston and Wyre Joint Railway
Pre-grouping Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway / London and North Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
16 February 1846 Opened
1 July 1874 Closed to passengers
1963 Closed to goods
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Closed railway stations in Britain
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The original Lytham railway station was the Lytham terminus of a branch of the Preston and Wyre Joint Railway from Kirkham in Lancashire, England. It opened, along with the branch, on 16 February 1846; the road it was located in became known as Station Road. It was built in a Renaissance style from Longridge stone. A branch was also built to the dock at Lytham Pool.

In 1863, the Blackpool and Lytham Railway opened a separate line to its own station in Ballam Road, Lytham.

By 1874, both lines were owned jointly by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway and the London and North Western Railway. Ballam Road station was rebuilt as a through station and a connecting line was built to join the other line east of Lytham. The original station in Station Road was then closed to passengers, but continued to be used as a goods station until 1963.[1]

A fire station now occupies the site.

References[edit]

Maps showing
Lytham (old) Station
Old OS Maps (estimated 1925 to 1945)
NPE Maps (1947)
Vision of Britain  
OS 1:2500 Map on MARIO (about 1892)
OS 1:10000 Map on MARIO (about 1848)
Other maps

53°44′18″N 2°57′24″W / 53.7384°N 2.9566°W / 53.7384; -2.9566

  1. ^ "Lytham Station", PastScape, English Heritage, accessed 24 September 2014
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Terminus   Preston and Wyre
Joint Railway

Lytham Branch Line
  Moss Side