St Annes-on-the-Sea railway station

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St Annes-on-the-Sea National Rail
St Annes-on-the-Sea
Location
Place St Annes-on-the-Sea
Local authority Fylde
Coordinates 53°45′11″N 3°01′44″W / 53.7531°N 3.0290°W / 53.7531; -3.0290Coordinates: 53°45′11″N 3°01′44″W / 53.7531°N 3.0290°W / 53.7531; -3.0290
Grid reference SD322290
Operations
Station code SAS
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  117,674
2005/06 Increase 126,059
2006/07 Decrease 123,962
2007/08 Increase 128,361
2008/09 Decrease 121,938
2009/10 Decrease 117,476
2010/11 Increase 123,100
2011/12 Increase 128,200
2012/13 Decrease 128,088
2013/14 Increase 132,262
History
1876 Opened
1925 Rebuilt
1985 Rebuilt again
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at St Annes-on-the-Sea from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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St Annes-on-the-Sea railway station serves the town of St Annes-on-the Sea, commonly known as St Annes, which is part of the conurbation of Lytham St Annes in Lancashire, England. It is located on the Blackpool South to Preston railway line 3 14 miles (5.2 km) south-southeast of Blackpool South.

History[edit]

The station opened on 1 November 1873[1] when it was called Cross Slack.[2] It was renamed St Annes-on-the-Sea two years later.[2] The station lost its Up Side platform in 1986 (although this is still visible), when the line from Kirkham was reduced to single track (the line west of here had previously been singled in May 1982) and most of the station was demolished. A new, smaller building was erected to house a ticket office, staffed on a part-time basis, which was officially opened in September 1986 by the Area Passenger Manager.[3]

The station is currently served by the Northern Rail East Lancashire Line trains between Blackpool South and Colne.

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturdays there is generally an hourly service westbound to Blackpool South and eastbound to Preston and beyond (to Blackburn and Colne). The one daily service from St Annes to Manchester Piccadilly was withdrawn at the end of the 2007–08 timetable.

On Sundays there is an hourly service in each direction from mid-morning between March and the beginning of November. No service during the winter months.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bairstow, p.103.
  2. ^ a b Bairstow, p.16.
  3. ^ "Blackpool & Fylde Rail Users’ Association – St Annes". Retrieved 17 October 2007. 

Sources[edit]

  • Bairstow, Martin (2001). Railways of Blackpool and the Fylde. Martin Bairstow Publications. ISBN 1-871944-23-6. 

External links[edit]

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