Lytham railway station

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For the original Lytham railway station 1846–1874, see Lytham (Station Road) railway station.
Lytham National Rail
Lytham
Location
Place Lytham St Annes
Local authority Fylde
Coordinates 53°44′21″N 2°57′51″W / 53.7392°N 2.9643°W / 53.7392; -2.9643Coordinates: 53°44′21″N 2°57′51″W / 53.7392°N 2.9643°W / 53.7392; -2.9643
Grid reference SD364274
Operations
Station code LTM
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  65,712
2005/06 Increase 67,382
2006/07 Increase 67,850
2007/08 Increase 71,261
2008/09 Increase 71,914
2009/10 Increase 77,446
2010/11 Increase 81,582
2011/12 Increase 85,490
2012/13 Increase 86,414
2013/14 Increase 90,110
History
6 April 1863 Opened as terminus
1 July 1874 Rebuilt as through station
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Lytham from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Lytham railway station is on the Blackpool South to Preston railway line, in Lancashire, England.


Services[edit]

The conurbation of Lytham St Annes is served by three stations: Lytham, Ansdell and Fairhaven (adjacent to the Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club) and St Annes. Northern Rail runs trains from here to Kirkham, Preston and Colne once an hour (except for winter Sundays); these services are much less frequent than those to Blackpool North. Services are usually worked by a class 150 or a class 142

History[edit]

The road name Station Road attests to the fact that the original station was about 500 metres east of the present one—a fire station now stands on the spot. The present station in Ballam Road was opened in 1863 when the separate Blackpool and Lytham Railway opened. The Ballam road station was originally a terminus, until 1874 when it was rebuilt and the Blackpool line was extended to join the Kirkham line, at which time the Station Road station closed to passengers.

On 4 November 1924, an express passenger train was derailed due to a broken tyre on the locomotive. Fourteen people were killed.[1]

The station ceased to be manned after the cut-backs of the 1960s and the station building became derelict. In 1986 it was restored and transformed into a public house, the Station Tavern. At around the same time, the derelict sidings area was flattened and turned into a long-stay car park.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Trevena, Arthur (1980). Trains in Trouble. Vol. 1. Redruth: Atlantic Books. p. 31. ISBN 0-906899-01-X. 

Sources[edit]

  • Bairstow, Martin (2001). Railways of Blackpool and the Fylde. Martin Bairstow Publications. ISBN 1-871944-23-6. 
  • Welch, M.S. (2004) Lancashire Steam Finale, Runpast Publishing, Cheltenham, ISBN 1-870754-61-1, p. 29.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Ansdell and
Fairhaven
  Northern Rail
Blackpool Branch Line
  Moss Side
Historical railways
Ansdell and
Fairhaven
  Blackpool and
Lytham Railway
  Moss Side