Squires Gate railway station serves the Squires Gate area of the popular seaside resort of Blackpool, Lancashire, England. It lies on the Blackpool South to Colne line and is the nearest station to Blackpool International Airport. Squires Gate is located about 200 metres (660 ft) from Starr Gate tram stop on the Blackpool Tramway.
History [ edit ]
Between 1865 and 1872,
Stony Hill railway station was located in the same area. [2 ]
The present station opened on 14 September 1931 by the
For some years, camping coaches were situated in the siding to the north east of the present station.
Services [ edit ]
Squires gate is served by an hourly service northbound to
Blackpool South and southbound to Preston and Colne operated by Northern Rail who also manage the station. the majority of services on the line are operated by Class 142 trains. Pacer
Squires Gate may be renamed
Blackpool International Station at some point, along with the provision of direct and flat surface access from the station to the airport. [3 ]
References [ edit ]
Sources [ edit ]
Bairstow, Martin (2001). Railways of Blackpool and the Fylde. Martin Bairstow Publications. ISBN 1-871944-23-6.
External links [ edit ]