Salwick railway station

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Salwick National Rail
Salwick
The station in 2007
Location
Place Salwick
Local authority Fylde
Coordinates 53°46′55″N 2°49′10″W / 53.7819°N 2.8195°W / 53.7819; -2.8195Coordinates: 53°46′55″N 2°49′10″W / 53.7819°N 2.8195°W / 53.7819; -2.8195
Grid reference SD461320
Operations
Station code SLW
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  1,858
2005/06 Increase 2,186
2006/07 Decrease 1,723
2007/08 Increase 3,554
2008/09 Decrease 2,650
2009/10 Decrease 1,776
2010/11 Increase 1,944
2011/12 Increase 2,064
2012/13 Increase 2,222
History
1840 Opened
2 May 1938 Closed
8 April 1940 Reopened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Salwick from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Salwick railway station is situated on the Preston-to-Blackpool railway line in England, 5 14 miles (8.4 km) west of Preston, and is managed by Northern Rail. The station lies between Preston and Kirkham, near the village of Clifton.

The station was closed on 2 May 1938 along with Lea Road railway station to the east, but was reopened on 8 April 1940 to serve the adjacent industrial complex.[1][2]

Lancashire County Council has pledged to construct a new station at nearby Cottam which may require the closure of neighbouring Salwick as referred to at Page 38 of the Central Lancashire Highways and Transport Masterplan.[3]

Services[edit]

Salwick is served by only three trains towards Preston/Colne and four towards Blackpool a day, but it is not a formal request stop; trains are timetabled to stop there.[4] It is used by very few passengers (as low as 1,858 in 2004–05), but provides a commuter service for the workers at the nearby Springfields BNFL complex. Trains do not call at Salwick on Sundays.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biddle, G (1989). The Railways Around Preston - A Historical Review. Scenes from the Past. Foxline Publishing. p. 56. ISBN 1-870119-05-3. 
  2. ^ Bairstow, Martin (2001). Railways of Blackpool and the Fylde. Martin Bairstow Publ. p. 37. ISBN 1-871944-23-6. 
  3. ^ Highways and Transport masterplan (Link) Lancashire County Council
  4. ^ "Electronic National Rail Timetable" (PDF). Network Rail. Retrieved 2007-04-23. 
  • Taylor, Stuart (1997). Journeys by Excursion Train: Preston to Blackpool (Central). Scenes from the Past. Foxline Publishing. pp. 44–45. ISBN 1-870119-51-7. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Kirkham and Wesham   Northern Rail
Blackpool (S) Branch Line
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Preston
Historical railways
Kirkham and Wesham   Preston and Wyre Joint Railway   Lea Road